American Express Careers

Analyst, Finance, Data And Analytics

Sydney, Australia

Job Description

The International Consumer Finance (LFO) team works provides a broad spectrum of financial and portfolio analysis to support product and investment decisions for the Australian/New Zealand business. 

The level of exposure and insights to business challenges and opportunities is high and often demanding; requiring someone who strives to collaborate, challenge and influence business partners and provide analytical and value-add recommendations that have a real impact on business decisions, long-range strategy and overall company performance.
The Analyst in the Finance Organisation will be responsible for:
  • Providing sound financial guidance aligned to the overall company objectives in a time sensitive and consistent manner
  • Analysing complex financial and business information from multiple data sources, deriving actionable business insights and recommendations and communicating these in a clear and concise manner to internal and external partners
  • Providing decision support on key initiatives such as investment optimisation, partnerships, acquisitions, development of new products and other types of business development initiatives
  • Deliver portfolio management insights that are driven by advanced analytics and data management
  • Working across the broader Finance Organisation to ensure implementation of the Finance Transformation initiative (reporting, planning, forecasting, etc.) to strengthen processes and tools and bring efficiencies to the organisation

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



  • Strong collaboration and relationship building ability is essential including the ability to influence others without having direct authority and manage multiple cross functional stakeholders
  • Experience synthesizing and communicating complex concepts, opportunities, recommendations and strategy (choices where to compete, what business model to employ, how to achieve competitive differentiation, how to allocate investment resources to achieve strategic ambitions, etc.) to Sr. Leadership
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills are essential, with proven ability to drive analytical output aimed at identifying trends, developing key insights and required decisions for senior management
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects end-to-end, from ideation to delivery, with an innovative mindset to challenge the status quo
  • Working experience in a data/financial role, with an undergraduate degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Finance, Engineering and Economics) is essential.
  • Experience with SAS or any Big Data coding languages.

ReqID: 18009692
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time