Finance Director - CFL

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American Express invites you to share your resume so you can be considered for future Financial Director and Leadership opportunities in the New York, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.  



Finance Director - CFL 

Why Work in Finance at American Express:


There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.  American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive.  We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community.

At the center of American Express and all key business decisions is Finance.  Finance provides decision support, funding and meaningful analytics that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.


Whether you’re working with a business unit focused on the consumers, small businesses or major corporations, you’ll have the opportunity and resources available to make an impact. 


Finance is at the center of all key decisions that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.  Whether you’re working with a business unit focused on the consumers, small businesses or major corporations, you’ll have the opportunity and resources available to make an impact.

We invite you to share your resume to be considered for future Finance Director opportunities within our Finance organization in New York, NY.  

What Type of Work Will I Do:


  •  Lead function or projects that require qualitative and quantitative accounting analytical skills

  • Support the company’s quarterly reporting process by providing insight on the financial position of their businesses in preparation for the company’s earnings release and other external reports

  • Help ensure the integrity of the underlying books and records of, and fulfills consolidated, local, statutory and regulatory financial reporting requirements for several complex legal entities that support the Company’s businesses

  • Provide finance decision support by proactively identifying critical business questions, drive key business analytics

  • Support the development and implementation of technical accounting policies

  • Participate in the impact assessment and implementation of newly issued US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards, as they related to derivatives, capital markets and credit activities

  • Support the external reporting function that involves SEC and regulatory reporting

  • Lead, supervise, and coach a small team


Some of the Finance functions within American Express include:


  • Corporate Planning & Analysis: "We Keep the Train on the Tracks"                                                                                                           Provides visibility into AMEX’s past and future financial performance and drives decisions that enable the Company to achieve its stated financial objectives. Leads, coordinates and executes the key business–planning processes and related analytics across American Express.  Focuses on process improvement through technology and best practices.
  • Business Unit CFO Group: "Decision Drivers for AMEX"
    Plays key role in driving decisions for AMEX through leadership and financial analysis to all of the revenue generating business units and key operational groups at AMEX.
  • Controllership: "You Can Count on Us"
    Collaborates globally to deliver expert accounting, reporting and advisory services, and financial risk control and governance, while supporting business growth and protecting shareholder value.
  • Global Treasury: "We Move the Money"
    Leads AMEX's capital assessment processes and manages the capital distribution strategies through dividends & share repurchases and liquidity to ensure that cash is in the right place, in the right currency, at the right time.
  • Corporate Development: "We Do the Deals"
    Executes strategically relevant and financially sound transactions that enhance profitability, supplement growth, and optimizes AMEX’s use of capital. Partners at the corporate and business unit levels to drive strategic growth.
  • Investor Relations: "We Shape the AMEX Story" 
    Provides the investment community with information about AMEX's strategies, objectives and performance. IR maximizes the fair valuation of AMEX and its access to capital markets.



Minimum Qualifications

What Background / Experiences Are We Looking For:

  • A minimum of seven years of progressive finance or related experience; preferably within a professional services or financial services environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and CPA; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience leading a team with the ability to motivate, manage and develop high performers
  • Strong project management experience
  • In-depth understanding of American Express (AXP)s, its business and financial models and recent performance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines

Some of the Finance functions within American Express include:



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.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.



ReqID: 21007569
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2021, 8:33:44 PM