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Amazon Senior Accountant, Consumer Accounting in Seattle, Washington


The OpEx Accounting team is responsible for all of the operating expenses generated by the North America Consumer operations business. This position requires a self-starter who will be responsible for supporting new product launches and partner launch efforts, in addition to supporting various aspects of our monthly accounting and reporting process. Amazon is a pioneering, dynamic, and energetic company that thrives on unique and peculiar ways. If you are a financial accounting professional who consistently exceeds expectations, who dares to make bold decisions, and whose ears perk up at the prospect of a challenge, then Amazon is a place where your career can flourish. When working at Amazon, your ability to make a difference and take ownership of your career begins on day one. You can expect a collaborative, team-driven environment that encourages employees to learn, be curious, and have a bias for action. Part of this propensity for continuous learning shows itself in Amazon’s strong encouragement of movement and growth within the Accounting department and within the company as a whole. We aim to hire and develop those who will raise the bar over the course of their career at Amazon (and not just in their first position).

Key job responsibilities

• Responsible for the monthly accounting close including preparing journal entries, analyzing and explaining fluctuations and variances, and providing meaningful financial reporting to management.

• Prepare and review account reconciliations.

• Collaborate with cross-functional business partners including Finance, Operations, Tax, and Technology teams to maintain flow of communication and support.

• Understand relevant accounting principles and communicate the application of GAAP to peers and business partners.

• Analyze current procedures. Recommend, develop, and drive process improvements to achieve efficiency and scalability.

• Collaborate with technical teams to resolve issues related to unprocessed system transactions.

• Support external audit process and escalates any inefficiency to management

• Assess internal controls, identify gaps in the control process, and design additional controls to solve deficiencies.

• Contribute to manual effort reduction projects.

• Build trust with senior management through effective communication.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Nashville, TN, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of finance or a related analytical field experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Fortune 500 operational accounting experience

  • Knowledge of internal control framework (specifically COSO) to assess control design and operational efficiency

  • Knowledge of GAAP research tools and the FASB codification

  • Experience in accounting management in Big Four with Fortune 500 clients

  • Experience researching and documenting support for accounting conclusions

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $60,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $128,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.