Financial Analyst / Senior Financial Analyst

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Job Description

Financial Process Optimization and Transformation



Delivering extraordinary experiences to its customers and employees every day.


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.


Business Unit Financial Planning & Analysis:


Rethink financial and analytic processes. Transform your career.


We’re the Business Unit Financial Planning & Analysis team in the Corporate Planning function within Global Finance. Our mission is unique – transform and optimize the way financial processes work across American Express business units globally. Our team is comprised of thought leaders, innovators, technology ground breakers and great collaborators. We are ready to shape the future of finance by having the courage to change the way business is done today. 


Becoming a leader here means recognizing that every process can be improved upon. Inspiring the development of innovative corporate planning solutions that drive better business decisions. Working closely with senior leadership to make certain they have the information and knowledge to drive our company forward. Combining your strong influencing and analytic skills to make these transformations a reality. 


Role & Responsibilities:

Help propel your team and its business partners to success.


Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this role:

  • Ensure delivery of monthly results, outlook, annual plan and long range plan.
  • Optimize existing processes and innovate new solutions that help business partners drive critical business decisions.
  • Work as a liaison with Corporate Planning and Global Consumer Services Group (GCSG) HQ Planning team on follow ups, queries, supporting ad-hoc analyses
  • Build an end-to-end understanding of the GCSG business, insights into key trends and linkage to the AXP results and external investor view
  • Lead/Support projects within BUFPA ensuring alignment with Finance Transformation initiatives



Are you ready for the challenge?

Minimum qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree required (Finance/Mathematics preferred) 2-3 years of work experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of Financial Planning & Analysis processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite
  • Demonstrate a high level of intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Experience working with Python, SQL, & Tableau is a plus





Additional Details:

Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10080

Travel: Little to none

Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.


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.


ReqID: 19020690
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2019, 6:51:26 PM