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Manager - Finance

Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Description

The Decision Support Center of Excellence (DSCOE) in Corporate Planning was established to centralize financial planning and analysis activities across American Express. The Global Commercial Services (GCS) Decision Support Center of Excellence team is primarily responsible for Planning and Results activities for Spend, Lending and Account metrics and associated key revenue lines.
The Reporting & Close Control Manager role will support a variety of critical financial projects in support of the Global Commercial Services organization. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for monthly close control processes and providing reporting and results analysis to our internal business partners, external reporting, and to members of the greater GCS DSCOE team for the Global Commercial Services business. Key responsibilities will include monthly key indicator and P&L results reporting for the business on a global level, as well as ad hoc requests and contributions to presentations to senior level management. The reporting includes variance commentary and analysis. This position reports to the P&L Director and is responsible for managing a team of 3 people.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain deep knowledge of the Card Issuing business, gain exposure to and insight from leadership and grow as a people leader. The successful candidate will have a strategic and analytical mindset, is comfortable collaborating with internal customers, can work closely with leaders and has the aptitude to drive change.
Moreover, the Manager in this role will have the opportunity to build relationships across the planning communities globally, and gain exposure to senior Finance leaders as part of their overall responsibilities.
  • Provide reporting and close control support for the GCS business, aiding in vital monthly processes and maintaining quality and accuracy of business segment P&L and metrics data.
  • Produce insights that will support decision-making by senior leaders on business initiatives designed to shape the future direction of the company
  • Partner with the LFO team on investigation of P&L variances to ensure accurate understanding of results as well as correct accounting treatment of new initiatives and/or projects.
  • Develop expertise of overall GCS P&L and metrics
  • Support month-end close and Risk and Opportunities process for GCS P&L
  • Drive consensus with other Finance teams, and represent to GCS Finance and other AXP Business Units
  • Partner with Finance Transformation team to implement and test new reporting and close control systems and processes.
  • Work closely with Investor Relations, External Reporting, Controllership, GCS Business and GCS LFO organization
  • Lead a team of 3 analysts owning individual Business Unit results & Close Control processes


  • Strong Excel skills required, understanding of Hyperion Essbase, Oracle, OBI, HFR, and TM1 experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities through strong organizational skills, lead projects, implement new and improve current processes
  • Strong team player with an ability to deliver in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Must be able to delegate and influence without authority
  • 3-5 years of accounting/financial reporting experience
Knowledge & Skills Required
  • Results Leadership:   Ability to manage multiple and complex workstreams and work across boundaries and deliver a diverse set of initiatives that result in transformational outcomes. Skilled in the use and applications of American Express systems and processes
  • Change Leadership:  Continuously seek process improvement and play a lead role in driving change in the organization each and every day
  • Strategic Thinking:  Solid ability to adopt a broad perspective and link business strategies to specific initiatives.  Possess a strong grasp of the competitive landscape and market trends
  • Analytical Thinking:  Strong aptitude for analytics. Demonstrated ability to develop sophisticated financial models and draw value-add insights from large amounts of financial data. Intellectually curious.
  • Communication:   Superior ability to communicate with and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong work ethic with an intense will-to-win and demonstrated personal excellence

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

ReqID: 18008172
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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