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Finance Manager

Sydney, Australia

Job Description

At American Express we aspire to become the world’s most respected service brand. Our values encompass customer commitment, integrity, quality, teamwork, respect for people, good citizenship, will to win, respect for others and personal accountability. As an employee you can expect challenging work, with purpose. Be more than just your job. Be the voice of inspiration and transform the way the world does business for a living. At American Express, you are among the “Best Global Brands”

This position is based in Australia and responsible to oversee and supervise two New Zealand entities’ financial reporting (in both US GAAP and IFRS), ledger governance and local regulatory reporting activities. This role is reporting to the Financial Controller.
Key Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of 2
• Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the entities’ balance sheet and Profit & Loss
• Responsible for on-time delivery of the monthly and quarterly financial reports
• Build relationship with the business partners and provide accounting advisory support
• Manage the external audit relationship to deliver an efficient and effective audit
• Review and deliver the external financial reports to the regulators
• Adhoc finance related projects

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


  • Minimum of 6 years finance accounting experience
  • CA/CPA qualified
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Create a positive team environment
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines & multiple priorities in a fast changing environment
  • Able to communicate key messages clearly, succinctly and with confidence to all level including senior management
  • Challenge the status quo, questions current approaches
  • Identify a number of ways to do things differently that will drive continuous improvement

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

ReqID: 18009758
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time