Finance Analyst GNS JAPA

Job Description

As part of JAPA Global Network Services (GNS) Finance Team, the Finance Analyst will report to the JAPA GNS Finance Director and be a key finance reference for various local business teams across Japan, Korea, India and South East Asia.


The Finance Analyst will play a critical role in data transformation, project-based decision support, partner deal analysis, financial planning and process improvement.


The successful candidate will actively engage business partners and provide financial support across cross-functional teams to analyze, communicate valuable partner deal insights and market specific analysis. Further, by leveraging her/his financial knowledge, will help formulate the key strategies and make recommendations on how to best drive growth and profitability with a high degree of independence.

Job Description

  • Process improvement and Data: Lead initiatives to develop reference data sets across disparate systems and enhance capabilities to interrogate the data. Transform quantitative/qualitative data to provide automated visual insights, intuitive dashboards and modelling capabilities. Continuously improve processes by evaluating data sources and creating consistency and linkages across data models.
  • Results Tracking & Reporting: Provide detailed analysis and insightful attribution analytics on performance to budget variances, partnering with BU FPA/Controllership. Examine monthly results and P&L outcomes, communicate business performance insights on JAPA region financial reporting results.
  • Yearly Planning / Investment Optimization: Support centralized HQ Planning & Forecasting/BU FPA teams while driving the business forecasting and investment optimization processes for the JAPA GNS business. Evaluate business inputs to accurately model business performance/investments outcomes based on in-flight initiatives, risks, and opportunities.
  • Business Decision Support: Partner with the JAPA GNS Business Teams and other key constituents across the organization (e.g. Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, Acquisitions, Controllership). Provide business teams with timely finance-related analysis and recommendations across a range of critical business decisions, including long term planning, transformation and partnership strategy. Build quantitative cost benefit analysis models that support strategic decision. 


  • Candidate with 3-5 years of experience in a data driven analytical role.

  • Exceptional data analytics and modeling experience from data creation to database construction and ownership of complex financial models.

  • Proven experience understanding operational processes to improve quality of data and analysis.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; demonstrated ability to partner and collaborate across functional teams, to understand key business issues and concerns from multiple perspectives. Fluency in English is a requirement.

  • Capable of managing multiple tasks concurrently; effective at prioritizing multiple work-streams and meeting tight internal and external partner deadlines.

  • Experience with TM1, Oracle and Tableau are a plus. 

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


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ReqID: 19019808
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 5, 2019, 11:00:31 PM