Analyst - Executive Compensation

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Job Description
The Analyst – Executive Compensation will have a broad range of responsibilities including day-to-day business priorities relating to Executive Compensation and regulatory compliance as well as ad hoc projects.  The incumbent must be able to work independently, manage confidential information, contribute to high-level initiatives, and maintain a professional demeanor.  Flexibility and a positive outlook are crucial as it is a fast-paced environment and priorities can change hourly.
The person successful in gaining the role will be expected to partner with all stakeholders – internal Colleague Experience Group Teams, Corporate Secretary’s Office, General Counsel’s Organization, Finance, Tax, and external Consultants on compliance with regulatory commitments. The analyst will coordinate our work with the American Express Board’s Compensation and Benefits Committee, as well as manage our Bank Holding Company related regulatory relationship with the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency, and all other aspects of corporate governance relating to executive compensation.
Reporting to the Manager – Executive Compensation: 
  • The candidate must be proactive in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are also vital.
  • The candidate should have a proven track record of working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and geographies.
The job responsibilities will also include:
  • Ensure compliance with guidance from regulators and liaise with other groups in the organization that work with regulators (e.g. risk, compliance, legal, audit etc.)
  • Coordinating with American Express Finance, Tax and Legal on accounting and regulatory aspects of these programs.
  • Market Practices: maintain awareness of practices among competitors and of regulatory and business trends in exec comp
  • Manage the governance agenda, ensuring all processes are documented and appropriate controls are in place and being adhered to, work with Ops risk / Audit on a regular basis
  • Assist with preparation of Company’s annual proxy statement and other public filings
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of materials for Compensation Committee Meetings, including supporting documentation relating to data, competitive benchmarking, and other trending hot topics

Minimum Qualifications

Additionally, the ideal candidate would have:
  • 2 - 4+ years of Executive Compensation/Regulatory experience
  • 2 - 4+ years of experience with process management and process improvement
  • Ability to work under time constraints for ad-hoc requests
  • Speedy decision making
  • Quick learner
  • Willingness to resolve issues independently and confident working with ambiguity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good relationship skills and ability to influence others
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management, including cross-functional colleagues in Risk, Finance, Colleague Experience Group, Tax, and the General Counsel’s Organization
Critical Competencies:
  • Proficient in use of the computer and software packages such a MS Applications: MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel etc.
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Building Relationships
  • Leveraging Business Acumen
  • End to End Process Mindset
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Solution Design and Management
  • Communications and Change Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Proactiveness and self-starter
  • Effectiveness working in a virtual environment
Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Executive Compensation/Regulatory knowledge and experience
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

ReqID: 21007271
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2021, 5:16:16 PM