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Manager - Finance

New York, New York

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Job Description

Manager, GCSG - Decision Support Center of Excellence
The Decision Support Center of Excellence (DSCOE) in Corporate Planning was established to centralize financial planning and analysis activities across American Express. The Financial Analyst role will support financial planning, reporting and results analysis activities for Global Consumer (GCSG).
Global Consumer Services offers a diverse set of products to Card members in the US and International, ranging from the iconic Charge Cards, build lending by tapping opportunity to move the borrowing our Card Members do on our competitors' cards onto our products to consumer travel solutions. Our team supports GCSG and US by providing transparency and analytics on results leveraging evolving finance forward tools. We also understand future momentum in business, form opinions and collaborate with LFO partners to reflect expectations and decisions in the P&L.
This role will be responsible for owning and driving delivery of output and insights at the Global Consumer Consolidated level which is utilized in both Finance and Business meeting content.   The manager will work very closely with both US and ICS the GCSG DSCOE as well as the LFO Analytics & Business Planning team to create content and understand the key trends and messages across GCSG including performance and Planning deliverables.  The role requires the ability to work across teams in order to understand business results across US Charge, Lending and ICS at the appropriate level of granularity to enable reviewing output for reasonability and accuracy, and crafting key messages for senior management discussions.
As a critical point of contact for Global Consumer across the Planning & Analysis community and Finance groups, this position requires a highly motivated individual with an ability to build relationships, influence multiple stakeholder groups and drive results, all with a proactive “can do” attitude.
  • Managing the monthly financial close processes to ensure accuracy of the results as well as providing detail on variances to prior year, plan  and outlook and determining the impact on the balance-of-year P&L
  • Managing the development of the long range plan, in collaboration with CP&A and LFO teams 
  • Driving change management, process enhancements and streamlining core processes using Finance Forward tools and mandate 
  • Building, leveraging, and maintaining key partnerships with business partners and key stakeholder
  • Lead projects within GCSG DSCOE team as well the greater DSCOE organization and ensuring alignment with Finance Forward initiatives
  • Perform ad-hoc strategic analyses to develop insights and recommendations
  • Responsible for managing various ad-hoc reporting requirements at both GCSG and US level
  • This position will have people management experience
The role will enable the successful candidate to build an end-to-end understanding of the Global Consumer Business and organization, insights into key trends and linkage to the AXP results and external investor view, working knowledge of FP&A process and methodology, as well as significantly enhance soft skills as a key success factor in the role.


Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Finance/Mathematics required, MBA/CPA or equivalent preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in the Financial Services industry preferred 
  • Expertise in planning and forecasting methodologies
  • Process optimization experience and understanding of optimization methodology
  • Strong project management experience - Green/Black Belt or equivalent preferred
  • Strong working proficiency of Excel, Word, PowerPoint required
  • Understanding/working knowledge of Oracle, TM1, Hyperion Essbase, HFR and OBI may be required or preferred based on specific role 
  • SQL, & Cornerstone experience is also preferred
  • Highly analytical, including modeling experience with proven ability to drive analytical output aimed at identifying trends, developing key insights and required decisions for senior management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Must have a high degree of initiative, integrity, dedication, and ability to adapt effectively in a changing environment 
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively

Additional Details:

Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10080
Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

ReqID: 18007051
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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