Senior Financial Analyst

American Express
May 18, 2024
May 26, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
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With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you'll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that's unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.
At American Express, you'll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact-every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company's success. Together, we'll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world's best customer experience every day. And we'll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.
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Function Description
The Regulatory Reporting team delivers Bank Holding Company regulatory reports in accordance with Federal Reserve requirements for American Express Company and its subsidiaries. We perform independent processes to prepare, review and analyze financial information with a key focus on control and compliance and addressing new Federal Reserve requirements, including new reports. We work extensively with our own market financial controllers, subject matter experts, General Counsel's Office, technology partners, and external regulators. The team is committed to talent development, work / life balance, and timely recognition of team members. This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.
This position will be a part of the Financial Reporting Cluster. It will primarily support the External Reporting function and will be part of Regulatory Reporting team. The job would entail the following activities:
- Preparing the regulatory filing and supporting documentation/schedules.
- Contribute on strengthening operational risk/ PRSA and SOX function
- Partnering with Operational Risk Excellence Team for Control & compliance
- Ensuring report compliance with Federal Reserve and other regulatory reporting requirements, the Company's internal review procedures and all other applicable policies and procedures.
- Supporting projects to transform the preparation of regulatory reports, including automation and simplification.
- Supporting the Managers and Director in responding to inquiries of (i) Federal Reserve; (ii) GCO; and (iii) other regulatory related inquiries.
- Supporting the Managers and Director in implementation of analytical and reporting processes, procedures and systems using the Company's control framework.
- Coordinating with various Subject Matter Experts and Global Reporting leaders.
- Displaying thought leadership and supporting work/life balance initiatives.
This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.
Purpose of the Role
These quarterly/monthly filings report certain financial and non-financial information in accordance with the applicable Federal Reserve and other authoritative guidance at both the Consolidated American Express Co. and at the subsidiary legal entity levels. Visit for more information on these filings.
Critical Factors to Success
- Should have problem solving, planning and analytical skills to facilitate and focus on continuous improvement and innovation. Project management skills and experience will be distinct advantage.
- Should have strong results orientation, project management, collaboration and co-ordination abilities. Should be self-driven, self-motivated and have eye for detail.
- Put enterprise thinking first, connect the role's agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders.
- Lead with an external perspective, challenge status quo and bring continuous innovation to our existing offerings
- Demonstrate learning agility, make decisions quickly and with the highest level of integrity
- Lead with a digital mindset and deliver the world's best customer experiences every day
Past Experience
- US GAAP knowledge & experience
- Regulatory/ external reporting experience is preferable
- Knowledge of SOX/ PRSA and control & compliance preferrable
Academic Background
- At least 3 years' experience in Accounting/Reporting
- Chartered Accountant/CPA preferred
- Prior experience with U.S. regulatory/SEC reporting or public accounting a plus.
Functional Skills/Capabilities:
- Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to interact independently with senior business partners / customers etc.
- Reporting and analysis experience will be an advantage. Familiarity with US GAAP and financial accounting experience is preferred.
- Self-driven, team player, have analytical skills and inclination for process improvement.
- For an internal candidate, knowledge of company policies, businesses, finance processes and systems is desirable
- Understanding of financial domain and AXP systems
Technical Skills
- Able to understand and enhance the control environment around the filings
- Able to understand the SOX and operational controls associated with the process
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Quick learner
- Must be proficient in MS Applications such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Knowledge of Platforms
- Oracle, Essbase, RRD architecture
Behavioral areas
- Enterprise Leadership Behaviors:
- Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
- Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
- Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage
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
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Job: Finance
Primary Location: India-Haryana-Gurgaon
Schedule Full-time
Req ID: 24008429