• Senior Staff Accountant

    Location CR-San Francisco de Heredia
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    643062
    Company
    Amazon Support Services Costa Rica, S.R.
    Position Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Job Description

    The successful candidate will report into a Finance Manager. This will include working with central accounting, finance operation and Global financial teams to ensure we have a controlled accounting process to do month end accounting and reporting activities in a manner fitting with our "Customer Obsession", “Deliver Results” and “Insist on Highest Standard” philosophy.

    The Senior Staff Accountant responsibilities include month end activities and ensure proper review of account balances for Amazon, preparation and review of monthly/quarterly/annually reconciliations and balance sheet analysis. This position will support the management in all aspects of financial accounting, reporting systems, procedures and policies. On the audit front, Senior Staff accountant will manage department’s response to internal and external audit requirements and will ensure compliance with SOX requirements for all geographies/activities handled by Shared Services. This position will also play an important role in promoting systems/process development within department to ensure ongoing efficiency and control improvements.

    The successful candidate will have a strong desire in innovating processes and exceed expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, primarily driving innovation on behalf of our customers.


    · Performing month end activities that include closing of sub ledgers, general ledger account reconciliations, reporting and balance sheet account analysis.
    · Ensure proper review of account balances for Amazon and highlight the issues appropriately.
    · Ensure appropriate financial policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place, documented, and operating as intended.
    · Provide response to internal and external audit requirements and ensure compliance with Sox requirements for all geographies/activities.
    · Resolve complex accounting issues and implement process controls.
    · Drive process improvements required to enhance controls and quality of reconciliations and related processes.
    · Build and monitor performance metrics, with principal focus on ensuring timely delivery of month end reports, reconciliations and other deliverables.
    · Maintain monthly communications and metrics reporting with Director and VP level business partners in finance operations, central accounting and FOAA.
    · Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
    · Lead cross functional systems and process improvement initiatives

    Basic Qualifications

    · CPA equivalent, with 8+ or more years of post-qualification experience in month end closing of Books of accounts / working on various Sub-ledgers / Accounting Knowledge / Balance sheet Reconciliation & Reporting activities
    · Strong accounting skills.
    · Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    · Zeal towards Operational Excellence/Process improvement & simplifications
    · Strong customer focused (both Internal / External).
    · A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
    · Strong interpersonal skills — including written and oral communication skills.
    · Expertise in Six Sigma defect reduction techniques (DMAIC, etc.)
    · Retail industry experience (Preferred)
    · Experience using Oracle Financial Applications (Preferred)

    Preferred Qualifications

    · CPA equivalent, with 8+ or more years of post-qualification experience in month end closing of Books of accounts / working on various Sub-ledgers / Accounting Knowledge / Balance sheet Reconciliation & Reporting activities
    · Strong accounting skills.
    · Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    · Zeal towards Operational Excellence/Process improvement & simplifications
    · Strong customer focused (both Internal / External).
    · A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
    · Strong interpersonal skills — including written and oral communication skills.
    · Expertise in Six Sigma defect reduction techniques (DMAIC, etc.)
    · Retail industry experience (Preferred)
    · Experience using Oracle Financial Applications (Preferred)
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