Director, Finance

June 22, 2015

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Finance and Accounting
Company Overview:, an Amazon company, is looking for a results-driven Finance Director to head the Finance team at our headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  This position will be a critical finance partner to the business, responsible for driving growth, cost out and operational initiatives and will report directly into the CEO of AbeBooks. The successful candidate will completely own the AbeBooks and subsidiaries P&L, will lead across many diverse finance and business functions and will actively manage the top and bottom line health of this business. This individual will provide strategic guidance and decision support in this internationally operating online business. You will also collaborate closely with your peers at Amazon to share best practices and to coordinate companywide initiatives.

Job Summary: 

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, mentor and continue to develop an experienced finance team in two locations (Headquarter in Victoria, BC and Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Lead all tax and financial audits of the business in close cooperation with central Amazon teams
  • Lead generation of monthly and annual financials including consolidation into Amazon finance team
  • Coordinate key company-wide tax and legal topics with Amazon’s central in Seattle
  • Leading ad hoc financial analyses and new business development deals
  • Leading and 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
  • Driving cross-business analytic projects for senior management, with financial modeling, data mining and presentation support
  • Creating, improving, and maintaining long-term strategic finance models including market segment share analysis, P&L expectations, and cash flow analysis with sensitivities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required
  • At least 10+ years of corporate accounting/finance experience, include experience as a small to mid-sized company CFO, or a Director of Finance in a large company
  • 3+ years of experience managing people

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Strong analytic, financial modeling and reporting skills required
  • MS in Finance or other quantitative areas preferred
  • Experience in an e-commerce business environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Cognos, Essbase, Oracle etc.

AbeBooks offers competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, and a beautiful waterfront office space, as well as bonus perks such as a health and wellness subsidy, fresh fruit, donuts, free drinks and snacks, foosball, ping pong, and pool tables… the list goes on.

What really makes us stand out is the world-class team of people that you get to work with every day. We trust our employees because we only hire the best. We want people who are prepared to challenge the status quo and always raise the bar. And we do all this while having fun and enjoying the tranquility of island life.

How To Apply: 

Apply today, and learn more about why you should join our award-winning workplace! please apply online at