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Senior Financial Accountant


Cork, Ireland


Amazon is currently looking for a talented, result oriented and forward-thinking Senior Accountant to join its expanding AWS Accounting team, based in Cork. This individual will be an exceptional accounting professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging workplace environment and will take an active role in monthly, quarterly and yearly close processes for group and statutory reporting purposes.

The successful candidate will need to have outstanding accounting skills, and be experienced with US GAAP and IFRS. He or she will be working cross-functionally and have regular interaction with key business partners.

In a fast-paced environment, the candidate will develop the accounting and controllership function for a number of subsidiaries and operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Conducting monthly, quarterly and yearly closing activities for EU AWS entities for US GAAP and statutory purposes
· Preparing statutory and group (US GAAP) accounts to support statutory and tax compliance
· Actively participating in monthly analytical reviews of Balance Sheet and Income Statement
· Preparing analytics and supporting schedules to support statutory audit processes
· Implementing and being in charge of monthly maintenance of the statutory ledgers
· Working with various cross-functional stakeholders to design and implement efficient and compliant accounting processes, and effective controls
· Actively participating in improvement initiatives, standardization, re-engineering of processes and controls, and implementation of best practices, working closely with systems teams and demonstrating strong understanding of financial accounting systems
· Conducting thorough analysis of complex accounting issues and preparing US and local GAAP technical position papers
· Conducting regular communications with external parties, including but not limited to auditors, consultants and service providers
· Proactively participating in supporting initiatives and projects related to AWS operations
· Being a strong team player, who can operate globally, cross-functionally and at all levels of the organization, taking ownership and demonstrating self-initiative


· Minimum of 6+ years of experience with an emphasis on accounting, preferably, partly gained within one of the 'Big4' combined with an experience of working for a medium to large international company, in a fast-paced and changing environment
· Deep knowledge of US & local GAAP, statutory filings and the related requirements, with exposure to international accounting standards (IFRS)
· Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and controls
· Demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex accounting and operational challenges and excellent analytical skills
· Detail-oriented yet able to reflect on and understand the big picture
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
· Proactive, and results-driven, able to correctly set priorities and meet challenging deadlines
· Experienced ERP user, proficiency with Microsoft Office tools


· University degree in Accounting or Finance
· Other EMEA countries GAAP knowledge and multiple languages proficiency is an advantage
· ACCA, ACA, CPA or CIMA qualification
· Knowledge of Oracle Financial Applications and Hyperion Essbase would be a plus.


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