Financial Analyst

Job Description

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

We are currently looking to fill a Financial Analyst position at American Express. This individual will support financial analysis and modelling on a wide range of critical business initiatives regarding our consumer businesses in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This position will be based full-time out of our Hong Kong office.

In this role, you will:

  • Assist in the month-end closing, forecasting and budgeting process including analysing and presenting monthly financial results.

  • Build a solid understanding with the investment’s opportunities in the Hong Kong and Taiwan market

  • Assist in preparations of meeting materials/presentation decks as and when required

  • Build in-depth financial analysis and actionable recommendations to support BAU consumer card business growth

  • Provide support in various projects and be able to deliver results on ad-hoc business queries

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders in Marketing, Central Finance, Controllership, Risk and other functions

  • Work collaboratively across markets to share insights and best practices                   

Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and proven capacity to drive tasks and resolve issues with minimal supervision

  • Quick learner, carrying out duties with drive and strong work ethic, passionate, enthusiasm, accountable and growth mindset

  • Advanced narrative and brevity presentation skills with ability to break down complex ideas into understandable and actionable messages

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to time sensitive deadlines

  • Exceptional financial modeling skills

  • Being able to contribute in a highly collaborate team environment

  • Flexibility to accommodate different time zones across international markets


  • Unversity degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Economics or other appropriate discipline

  • CPA/ CFA students are welcome

  • 2+ years’ experience in FP&A, assurance or management reporting; fresh graduates with extensive internship experience will also be considered.

  • Basic analytical skills and business acumen for decision support and investment analysis, any programming language experience is highly welcome (i.e. TM1, VBA, SQL, SAS)

  • Experience in lending product/ industry is preferred but not required

  • Good verbal and written communication skill in English. Comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization. Fluency in Mandarin is an advantage

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Why 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. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.

ReqID: 21008301
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2021, 7:15:01 AM