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Manager, Business Specialist

Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Description

This role is for a Business Specialist in the Regulatory Reporting Delivery program.  This individual will be responsible to deliver the automation of our regulatory filings.  This individual will coordinate with several groups within American Express during the course of designing, implementing, and pushing the implemented solution into production. The individual selected will partner closely with the Product Owners to support defining functionality to be built and validating at regular intervals that the software features developed align with original requirements provided to the team.  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Conduct data analysis on existing processes and datasets to understand POT/POA process design
  • Develop process specific data requirements documents in alignment with the OFSAA FSDF data model (decomposition)
  • Determine portfolios, data elements and grain of data required for designing processes
  • Review data scenarios and provide clarification on how to report on these scenarios in alignment with regulatory guidance
  • Identify and support business requirements, functional design, prototyping, testing, training, and supporting implementations;
  • Create functional specification and process specific design documentation to support process owner requirements
  • Develop an understanding of Regulatory Reporting requirements as related to American Express.  Write features and users stories, to be used by delivery scrum teams, based on this understanding and ensuring compliance with these requirements
  • Identify and resolve gaps in business requirements
  • Participate in daily meetings with the pods (implementation groups for various portfolios of the Company for data sourcing (ODS) and regulatory classification and reporting (OFSAA)). 
  • Work closely and coordinate with various Product Owners, Process Owners, Subject Matter Experts, Solution Architecture colleagues, and Data Management team to ensure builds are appropriate for American Express products
  • Lead user acceptance testing, parallel run testing, and any other testing required to ensure the build meets the requirements authored including development and execution of test cases, and documentation of results
  • Fulfill Data Governance requirements for reporting
  • Display thought leadership, drive process, and support work/life balance initiatives


  • SQL and data analysis experience
  • Product/platform understanding and process design experience
  • Testing management and execution experience
  • Foundational data warehousing principles and data modeling experience 
  • External/SEC/Federal Reserve/financial regulatory reporting and banking/financial services experience is a plus
  • Agile trained is a plus
  • At least 5+ years of experience in Accounting/Reporting/Auditing/Controllership is a plus
  • A good understanding of the Company and our products is a plus
  • Certified Public Accountant is a plus
  • Exhibits organizational skills with the ability to meet/exceed critical deadlines and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously
  • A self-starter, proactive team player with a passion to consistently deliver high quality service and exceed customers’ expectations
  • Excellent Communication Skills; Verbal, Written
  • Excellent relationship building, presentation and collaboration skills

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: 19000750
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019, 11:03:26 AM
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