Amazon – Finance Manager , DSP Finance – Palo Alto, CA

September 17, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Finance Manager , DSP Finance

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Job summary

1. Conduct financial analysis and strategic planning in support of business groups.

2. Partner with Vice President and/or Director and Category/Business Leaders in setting profitability, business expansion, and product selection goals.

3. Work directly for business leaders and cross-functional teams to present results of ad hoc business and statistical analysis and recommendations to senior management for optimal decision making.

4. Develop and automate reporting of key performance metrics and analysis to achieve business goals.

5. Perform business and financial forecasting and spreadsheet modeling by writing complex SQL queries to gather the financial and operational data needed for the analysis and using advanced excel spreadsheet modeling techniques.

6. Review and measure financial and operational performance on a weekly basis with business team and report to senior management using financial and operational metrics, including performing ad-hoc audits of the financial metrics used for data accuracy.

7. Work on monthly close process working closely with accounting to ensure the validity of the financials and report results to senior management.

8. Oversee and review bi-yearly operational planning activities for detailed business level budgeting and forecasting, and create detailed financials plans.

9. Update the detailed financial plans on a regular basis.

10. Work with business teams to create daily forecasts based on the previously created monthly forecasts.

11. Define reporting methodologies.

12. Create new reporting, maintain and run reports using tools such as Excel, Essbase, Cognos, and SQL.

13. Conduct financial, statistical and business analyses, business and financial forecasting, and financial spreadsheet modeling, using a broad range of tools and technologies.

14. Track down and identify sources of data, determine the validity of the data, and analyze the variance in the data between various systems and reports.


  • 12+ years of finance experience or a related analytical field.

A Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Math, or related discipline and 1 year of experience in financial analysis or consulting. In the alternative, a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Math, or related discipline followed by 5 progressively responsible years of experience in financial analysis or consulting.

Experience must include:

1) 1 year of experience with financial and business forecasting and analysis using statistical, data mining and/or Business Intelligence tools (equivalent to SAS, Oracle SQL, IBM COGNOS BI or Essbase).

2) 1 year of experience with advanced excel spreadsheet modeling (linear optimization using tools, excel solver, automation/VBA, or related advanced spreadsheet techniques) to aid managerial decision making.

3) 1 year of experience managing finance driven projects including project planning, budgeting, and implementation.

4) 1 year of experience reporting and presenting business analysis and recommendations to senior team member and clients


All applicants must meet all the above listed requirements.

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

Expected salary:

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Job date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:22:45 GMT


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