Financial/Lead Analyst

American Express
Apr 17, 2024
Apr 19, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
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Function Description

Card & Merchant Accounting and Control (CMAC) team in Global Financial Operations, Controllership, manages the foundational accounting for Cardmember spend, Remittances and Merchant payments along with various other operational accounting processes that is core to a Credit Card domain. The team liaison with broader controllership, technology / product, and servicing teams to ensure financial integrity is embedded in the end-to-end process.

How will you make an impact in this role?

This B28 role will manage accounting and reconciliation of merchant banks for specific markets in US, LAC and APAC. B28 will have to assume end to end ownership of the merchant settlement process by coordinating with various stakeholders in GMS business and Treasury teams. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to perform daily balancing for merchant payments for the markets assigned t ensure timely, complete and accurate accounting.
  • Maintain financial integrity of all merchant bank accounts including settlement process.
  • Ability to drive self-goals with continuous focus on process improvement.
  • Demonstrated effective thought leadership skills and creativity, as well as strong analytical skills.
  • Ensure operational resilience through knowledge retention and building back-ups in the team.
  • Be able to proactively highlight, communicate and mitigate risks.
  • Be able to contribute to the team strategy and long-term plans.
  • Effectively coordinate with technology for development / automation opportunities

Minimum Qualifications
  • B. Com with 2-4 years or CA/MBA/Postgraduate with 0-2 years of work experience
  • US GAAP knowledge and Audit experience is a plus.
  • Good Knowledge of MS applications - Excel & PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications
  • Well-developed analytical skills, ability to understand the linkages to processes.
  • Demonstrated Accounting expertise.
  • Ability to think innovatively and to pursue ideas with conviction.
  • Excellent team player with strong Inter-Personal skills and communication skills

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

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