Finance Analyst – Placement Year Students

As a Finance Intern you’ll work alongside, and support managers gaining a deep insight into the financial systems, processes and controls used to record Amazon’s growing volume of daily, weekly and monthly transactions.

You will learn how Finance supports the various business teams in forecasting and analyzing actual financial results, managing the external reporting of Amazon’s quarterly financial statements and inputting to the launch of new customer-focused initiatives to ensure customers can find and discover anything and everything they want online.

About the role

As part of our commitment to your development, during your 12-month placement you will gain exposure to areas within our Finance Department including Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Commercial Finance. These teams are responsible for the following:


  • Monthly internal financial results close process
  • Quarterly consolidated financial reports released to public
  • Annual certification of effectiveness of financial reporting controls and statutory financial statements

Finance Operations

  • External Relationship Management with Vendors and Customers
  • Internal Relationship Management with Vendor Managers and other Finance Teams
  • Process Improvement including Kaizens and Greenbelts
  • Financial and Commercial Risk Management including bad debt risk and vendor shipment holds
  • Partner with Shared Service Centres in India and Slovakia

Commercial Finance

  • Preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts
  • Modelling expected impact of new initiatives
  • Analysing variations against expected results

About you

Studying for a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Studies or other directly related subjects (expecting a 2:1 or better)

  • A desire to take ownership for projects from Day One and a strong customer centric work ethic is key. You’ll be self-motivated and flexible in your approach to work with a keen eye for detail. In addition you’ll demonstrate a drive for continuous learning and self-development. A passion for working with diverse teams and different cultures at an international level is important.
  • You’ll have strong analytical acumen and interpersonal and communication skills and be someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, working with large databases, making assumptions with imperfect data and presenting findings to management stakeholders.

We will also make sure you’re well rewarded. We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to join Amazon’s graduate scheme.

Our Deadline is November 17th 2017 for Finance. We would encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment. 

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