Controller / Finance Manager

February 11, 2015

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Finance and Accounting
Company Overview: 

AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books and a remarkable place to work. Millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. We helped to revolutionize the used book business. AbeBooks became a subsidiary of Inc. after being acquired in December 2008. Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller and our business stretches around the world with six international sites —,,,,, and, as well as, a marketplace for German books. went live in 1996 and we have been growing ever since. The unique inventory of books for sale from booksellers includes the world's finest antiquarian treasures dating back to the 15th century, countless out-of-print gems, millions of signed books, millions of used copies, a vast selection of college textbooks and new books too.

Working at AbeBooks is challenging and fun. But we only hire the best people and we insist on the highest standards from our employees. Do you have what it takes?

Job Summary: 

AbeBooks Inc., an Amazon company, is looking for a results-driven Controller/Finance Manager at our headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This position will be an integral finance partner to the business and will report directly to the Director Finance for AbeBooks Inc. The successful candidate will be responsible for the AbeBooks and subsidiaries P&L including consolidation and reporting to head office at Amazon and will participate across many diverse finance and business functions. The companies operate in several countries and currencies. You will also collaborate closely with your peers at Amazon to share best practices and to coordinate companywide initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, mentor and continue to develop an experienced finance team in two locations (Headquarter in Victoria, BC and Duesseldorf Germany)
  • Coordinate tax and financial audits of the business in close cooperation with central Amazon teams
  • Generation of monthly and annual financials including consolidation into Amazon financial systems
  • Ad hoc financial analyses and new business development deals
  • Participating as the key finance stakeholder in cross functional teams
  • Managing the reporting on weekly financial and operational performance metrics
  • Driving long and short term financial planning
  • Provide direction and mentoring to finance team members
  • Coordinate the transition of financial systems

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Accounting designation with public accounting experience
  • Experience in managing and coaching high performing teams
  • 3-5 plus years in finance roles with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Superior Excel skills

The following qualifications would be beneficial:

  • Strong analytic, financial modeling and reporting skills required
  • Experience in an e-commerce business environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Cognos, Essbase, Oracle etc.
How To Apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please apply online through the Amazon jobs portal at

We look forward to receiving your application!