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Business Partner Manager Finance Operations


London, United Kingdom

Corporate AP Business Partner Manager – EMEA Finance Business Services, UK

Finance is all about the numbers … unless you work at Amazon; where it’s understanding the numbers and so much more that matters. Enthusiasm helps us deliver new ideas, and solutions. Do you view problems as treasures, and are you willing to dive deep to develop those solutions and deliver results? Will you seek to challenge the status quo, and accept that your ideas and mechanisms may be tested daily? At Amazon, we move with purpose and speed, and this requires us to work with a dynamic network of Business partners. We help others understand finance and are *the* trusted business advisors as we employ every facet of data and communication to ensure our partners and our leaders have the most up-to-date and reliable information to help them make the best possible decisions. Come teach us a few things, and we’ll teach you a few things back as we navigate the most customer-centric company on Earth.

Amazon Finance Business Services was created to support rapid growth across all business units. The goal of the team is to deliver a seamless procure-to-pay process that enables Amazon’s ongoing expansion within Europe. We are seeking an experienced candidate to identify, analyse, create, develop, and innovate solutions that lead to improvements in our European Finance Operations.

The team is embedded in the business, working closely with procurement teams, external customers, operations, and other functions within our multiple business units. This fast developing department now needs a Corporate AP Business Partner Manager to become a major contributor to the fast paced world of Global Accounts Payable. The incumbent will lead, develop and motivate a small team based in Holborn and will partner closely with the business teams to develop and enhance a robust review and analysis capability. Ensuring Finance Business Services are led with highest levels of controllership, customer satisfaction and at the lowest cost to Amazon.

We’re not an average retailer and this is definitely not your average Finance position. We’ll give you the opportunity to really make a difference in a high growth environment where your ability to identify and drive change will be key. You will define and establish best practice and coordinate policies with the Fin Ops leadership team based out of worldwide Amazon locations.

We’re looking for exceptional people with outstanding analytical skills as well as a passion for improving processes and controllership. If you are motivated to dive into the detail, take ownership and be able to work in a fast paced environment we have the career you’re looking for!

This is an exciting role, at the heart of Amazon’s European finance group. It involves working with multiple business units, business partnering, building additional functionalities, streamlining processes and driving Self Service tools and adoption.

About the role

· Business Partnering: Provide meaningful insights into key performance indicators, while cooperating with stakeholders to improve process compliance and efficiency
· Delivering P&L and free cash flow opportunities
· Supporting internal customer groups in Finance, Vendor Management and Project Management
· Identifying process improvement opportunities for existing processes and controls, and driving positive change across the organization by working with Finance, Operations, and tech teams to scope and implement solutions
· You will be reporting on financial and business performance
· You will collaborate directly with offshore support teams and work on process improvements, acting as a liaison between Finance Operations and technical teams responsible for reporting automation and development activity
· You will lead and drive Senior Management meetings with Business Partners on key Finance Operations issues
· You will drive expansion of Self Service functionality and improvement in reporting capability including the analysis and testing of new reporting tools and new business launches
· As a seasoned leader, you will be a magnet for attracting the best talent and will have taken brave and innovative talent decisions to scale teams to business needs and raise the bar on the quality of the staff in all geographies.

About you

The ideal candidate will be an intelligent, talented person who is a qualified accountant (CPA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA) experienced in an industry finance role with an understanding of Finance Operations (AP & AR), periodic financial reporting and related analytical analysis with knowledge of various operational finance procedures and policies ideally from a Retail environment. You will have demonstrated the ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects.


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