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Financial Analysis Manager

Gurgaon, India

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Job Description

American Express is a global services company and the world’s largest card issuer. Our direct relationships with many millions of consumers, businesses and merchants worldwide - combined with our leading edge marketing, information management and rewards capabilities - enable us to offer an array of valuable services that enrich lives, build business success, encourage financial responsibility and create communities of people with common interests.

American Express for 9th consecutive year has been voted among India’s top 10 workplaces by the Great Place to Work institute. In recognition of our consistent performance, we were nominated to the Great Place to Work “Hall of Fame”.

At American Express, we serve customers, not transactions. We’re widely known for providing superior customer service and have been recognized for a number of achievements including being ranked highest in customer satisfaction within the credit card industry by J.D. Power for seven consecutive years.

A career at American Express is rich in experience and offers opportunities to build lasting relationships with our customers.

Come join us and realize your potential



1. Position Summary
• Legal Entity Reporting (LER) CoE was set up in 2014 to centralise the preparation of Local GAAP Statutory Reporting and management of Statutory Audit for American Express entities in International Markets
• Prepare Local GAAP Annual Financial Statements for American Express entities in International Markets as per the LER CoE’s annual delivery calendar
• Lead end to end management of the legal entity statutory audit
• Prepare GAAP to STAT accounting adjustments to prepare Local GAAP TB and a summary of US GAAP to Local GAAP reconciliation by reviewing significant adjustments for GAAP differences
• Prepare financial information and provide analysis of reporting information, as directed by Service Delivery Leader (SDL), Director, LER and Legal Entity Financial Controller to support the Board of Directors meetings.
• Conduct research and support implementation on any new Local GAAP changes/ pronouncements
• Ensure effective controls and governance are adhered to
• Research and provide support for resolution of issues and queries as directed by Service Delivery Leader (SDL), Director, LER and Legal Entity Financial Controller
• Implement COGNOS Disclosure Management for automated reporting of annual financial statements & board reporting

2. Principal Accountabilities
• Local Statutory reporting requirements are met through accurate preparation of Local GAAP Annual Financial Statements
• Reporting all audit and reporting issues identified, escalated and tracked to conclusion, as directed by SDL LER, Director LER and Market Controllership Teams
• Maintain and control accuracy of information flowing into the financial reports
• Adequate controls, documentation and audit trails are in place to comply with reporting requirements
• Support Market Controllership teams with implementation of any changes in Local market regulatory and statutory reporting requirements
• Lead external audits and coordinate with R2R functions (e.g. GAR, Accounting and Payment Operations, World Services etc.) to provide external audit support

3. Critical Challenges
• Support the LER SDL / Director to achieve the local statutory and regulatory filing objectives
• Deliver high quality and accurate financial reporting with adherence to critical deadlines
• Ability to communicate with business partners and customers on Statutory & Regulatory Reporting requirements
• Contribute towards process improvements through ongoing review of processes / methods of data collection and report preparation to create efficiencies and eliminate non-value added work
• Ability to respond to changes in reporting requirements as dictated by Regulatory Authorities by supporting Market Controllership Teams with research and implementation of changes required

4. Organization Chart
• Report to SDL LER Team

This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.


Unique Knowledge & Skills
• Qualified Accountant CA/CPA
• Public Accounting experience (preferably big 4)
• At least 1-4 years post qualified experience
• A strong financial accounting / reporting background
• Good knowledge of IFRS and reporting requirements
• Basic knowledge of US GAAP and other GAAP’s (Preferred)
• High proficiency in MS-Office applications
• Knowledge of Oracle Essbase, Oracle and Cognos Disclosure Management.(preferred)
• Demonstrate ability to operate in a large company matrix environment (if external candidate)
• Change and project management exposure
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A fast/keen learner with the ability to acquire/ learn technical knowledge or detailed process quickly
This role may be subject to additional background verification checks

Problem Solving & Decision Making
• Result driven and ability to perform multiple tasks, work to strict deadlines and prioritize tasks
• Sets own goals in line with critical regulatory and statutory reporting activities.
• Analytical and problem solving skills to identify and resolve queries and track issues to conclusion
• Ability to handle issues in absence of SDL and judge when issues require escalation to Market Controllership Teams
• Ability to respond to questions relating to statutory reporting requirements and local statutory accounts
• Must demonstrate personal accountability in ensuring all tasks and activities are carried out on time and in accordance with requirements

ReqID: 19003348
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2019, 3:16:19 AM
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