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Job Description

Finance is at the center of all key decisions that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.  Whether you’re working with a business unit focused on the consumers, small businesses or major corporations, you’ll have the opportunity and resources available to make an impact.

We invite you to share your resume to be considered for future Financial Analyst opportunities within our Finance organization in New York, NY.  

What Type of Work Will I Do:

 

  • Support provision forecasting and results analysis of different business units  
  • Provide thought leadership in development/enhancement of reserve and forecasting models, as well as ad hoc analytics
  • Forecast and conduct strategic analysis of consumer accounts receivables, a multi-billion-dollar key indicator and important driver of the P&L
  • Develop and present key analyses and monthly provision results to senior management
  • Participate in special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

What Background / Experiences Are We Looking For: 

  • A minimum of one year of financial analyst or related experience; preferably within a financial services environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred
  • Solid financial and analytical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strategic thought leadership skills and creativity
  • Be highly motivated to contribute to the core activities of your business unit 

 

Some of the Finance functions within American Express include: 


  • Corporate Planning & Analysis: "We Keep the Train on the Tracks"                                                                                                           Provides visibility into AMEX’s past and future financial performance and drives decisions that enable the Company to achieve its stated financial objectives. Leads, coordinates and executes the key business–planning processes and related analytics across American Express.  Focuses on process improvement through technology and best practices.
  • Business Unit CFO Group: "Decision Drivers for AMEX"
    Plays key role in driving decisions for AMEX through leadership and financial analysis to all of the revenue generating business units and key operational groups at AMEX.
  • Controllership: "You Can Count on Us"
    Collaborates globally to deliver expert accounting, reporting and advisory services, and financial risk control and governance, while supporting business growth and protecting shareholder value.
  • Global Treasury: "We Move the Money"
    Leads AMEX's capital assessment processes and manages the capital distribution strategies through dividends & share repurchases and liquidity to ensure that cash is in the right place, in the right currency, at the right time.
  • Corporate Development: "We Do the Deals"
    Executes strategically relevant and financially sound transactions that enhance profitability, supplement growth, and optimizes AMEX’s use of capital. Partners at the corporate and business unit levels to drive strategic growth.
  • Investor Relations: "We Shape the AMEX Story" 
    Provides the investment community with information about AMEX's strategies, objectives and performance. IR maximizes the fair valuation of AMEX and its access to capital markets.  

 

Why Work in Finance at 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.

At the center of American Express and all key business decisions is Finance.  Finance provides decision support, funding and meaningful analytics that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.


Whether you’re working with a business unit focused on the consumers, small businesses or major corporations, you’ll have the opportunity and resources available to make an impact.


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.


ReqID: 20007207
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020, 4:05:00 PM

EEO Statement

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.