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Financial Analyst/ Senior Financial Analyst - Real Estate Finance

New York, New York

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Job Description


Global Business Services (GBS) is a shared services organization that brings together key internal functions to support all of American Express. GBS puts colleagues and customers first by developing strategies, delivering service learning programs, insights and solutions that enable productivity, drive growth and make Amex a great place to work.

American Express is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the GBS LFO Finance organization. This LFO team provides financial analysis and decision support specifically for the functions within GBS, which include: Global Real Estate & Workplace Enablement (GREWE), Enterprise Strategy & Execution (ES&E), Global Servicing Learning Network (GSLN), Global Supply Management (GSM), Sales & Business Enablement (SABE), and GBS Strategy (GBS HQ).

Key responsibilities:


Finance support for GREWE investment projects

  • Develop strategic financial analyses for major Global Real Estate projects such as new leases, new developments, relocations, renewals, expansions, contractions, etc.
  • Work closely with regional GREWE teams to document project scope/assumptions and develop P&L / DCF analyses to help identify advantages/disadvantages, exit strategies, and recommendations
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure analyses conform to US GAAP and AXP investment guidelines
  • Assist with preparation of presentation decks for AXP leadership and support the project approval process
  • Support GREWE Finance team by aligning active strategies with GREWE annual and long range financial plans

FP&A / decision support for all GBS functions

  • Assist in providing senior management with relevant and timely results, outlook, and trend analysis at GBS enterprise and function-specific levels
  • Play a key role in month end close, regular financial reviews, business unit reviews, and planning activities to enable GBS functions to deliver against aggressive targets
  • Provide proactive, value-added decision support to business partners by assessing financial trends and project related financials to identify R&Os and potential funding opportunities / gaps
  • Collaborate with other finance teams including GBS HQ Finance, Business Planning, and Corporate Planning to ensure holistic success of the overall finance organization


  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in financial / business planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field – Master’s / MBA is a plus
  • A self-motivated team player who can develop relationships with global stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to multitask while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to synthesize complex data into meaningful insights for an executive audience and consistently deliver high quality service
  • Comfortable with change, ambiguity, and maintaining composure under pressure
  • Strong financial modeling/analytical skills (Advanced Excel & PowerPoint a must; proficiency with TM1, Essbase preferred)
  • Basic understanding of commercial real estate life cycle and related financial principles preferred

Since the beginning, American Express has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt and take risks. What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees, and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect, and community.

Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. So, 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.

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: 19004550
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 12, 2019, 3:32:26 PM
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