Manager, Segment Controllership

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Job Description

Don’t just work for a market leading global company. Help grow one. 

The Manager, GMS Segment Controllership will serve as the point of contact for various Business Partners, providing accounting advisory services and thought leadership for a range of transactions executed primarily by the GMS Business.

Segment Controllers work closely with the Business Teams such as Pricing, Client Managers, and Risk Management as well as colleagues within Finance such as LFO, Tax, and other Controllership teams. Transactions covered are mostly merchant acquiring deals including new product offerings and other arrangements that impact the GMS Business. 

Segment Controller’s primary role is to provide accounting guidance that resonates with various teams mentioned above therefore, this role requires developing and sustaining impactful relationships with various Business Partners.

This position offers excellent exposure to a diverse and talented team of controllership professionals who support a broad array of American Express businesses and products. 

What Type of Work Will I Do? 

  • Collaborate with different Business Partners and provide accounting advice on contract terms during the deal negotiation process.
  • Support the implementation of new products/offerings, accounting policies and processes.
  • Partner with Accounting & Reporting teams particularly within the JAPA and EMEA regions to ensure operational feasibility of accounting conclusion through to execution of accounting conclusions.
  • Assist, and at times manage, special projects, including preparation of board presentations, development of training, coordination of group meetings and other initiatives as required.

Please note there is flexibility for this role to be based in London or the role can be located  at our Burgess Hill offices and a flexible working pattern between both locations.

Location: London

Salary : Competitive

Opening Date: 20/11/2019

Closing Date: 19/12/2019


  • Good understanding of US GAAP

  • The ability to develop optimal and compliant solutions to accounting and financial objectives and articulate accounting concepts to a variety of audiences, many with minimal accounting knowledge.

  • An affinity and ability for developing strong relationships.

  • Excellent numeracy, written and verbal communication skills; confident and engaging.

  • Excellent leadership and collaborative skills, with the ability to generate action, influence decisions with limited authority and manage expectations in high-pressure situations.

The role will be primarily based in London. 

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).


ReqID: 19020366
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2019, 11:58:44 AM