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American Express Manager-Financial Systems in Boston, Massachusetts

Description

Job Description:

The Manager, Global Financial Initiatives and Integrity (GFII) is a critical position on the Corporate Controllership team and is responsible for supporting the Global Network and Merchant Services lines of business and the corresponding systems and platforms. The incumbent will be responsible for analysis of financial systems, defining business financial needs and developing user stories. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing consultation on finance initiatives including support on technology, end to end processes and other initiatives. This position requires strong relationship management and conflict resolution skills. The role will be responsible for collaboration with multiple partners including Finance Business units and technology partners.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Manage End to End (E2E) project lifecycle for Business and Finance projects

  • Drive engagement in business initiatives requiring technology development with financial, reporting, or accounting impacts

  • Ensure compliance with System Control & Reporting and all other relevant AXP and Finance Policies

  • Define end-to-end balancing and controls that meet the needs of AEMP16 (AMEX System Controls & Reporting Requirements Policy) and Financial Reporting

  • Create accounting requirements in consultation with Segment and Market Controllership

  • Design changes/updates to reporting in consultation with finance process owners

  • Conduct user acceptance testing of finance requirements in conjunction with relevant business teams

  • Ensure new finance process is operationalized and documented post implementation

  • Proactively identify project and operational risks and escalate to leadership and key project partners to remediate

  • Ensure Stakeholder Management and Communication is provided as appropriate

  • Deliver regular project status updates

  • Document outcomes of project and solicit feedback from customers, business partners, and other key project partners engaged in project life cycle

  • Provide consultation and advise to the business where GFII skills are needed

  • Provide support to new and existing finance requests for consultation

  • Engage other Finance groups as needed to provide E2E solution or response

  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to Project Analysts on the team as required

  • Partner across teams to deliver Automation, meet Operational Risk requirements and Data Governance objectives

  • Support Director on transformation and internal initiatives

  • Support Director in managing business partner relationships

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years’ experience with accounting, reporting processes or relevant business and technology experience

  • Typically holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or has equivalent work experience

  • Understanding of US GAAP requirements and financial control principles and practices

  • Three to five years’ experience in defining system development requirements across business and technologies

  • Three to five years’ experience in defining and validating system development and financial test cases

  • Strong knowledge of large-scale multi-feed ERP processes and systems is required

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and results driven approach with an ability to convert strategic vision into clear project outcomes including skills to analyze highly complex processes, data volume and translate into tangible tasks or goals

  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio) is a requirement to aid on written and visual communication as well as analytics

Leadership Skills

  • Demonstrate strong relationship management and conflict resolution skills. Exhibit a proven track record of collaboration and influence on internal and external partners including senior leaders

  • Recognizes the importance of teamwork to achieve objectives

  • Exhibit ability to excel in an environment of significant change

  • Proven ability to build strong and lasting relationships within team and across multiple organizations

  • Exemplifies a growth mindset where continual knowledge and learning are expected, challenges are embraced and setbacks are opportunities to learn

  • Excellent written and verbal communications with ability to describe highly complex concepts and processes in simple terms and pragmatically

Additional Details:

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.

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.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) and, for medically eligible

  • colleagues, a booster shot, in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

US Job Seekers/Employees - Click here to view the “EEO is the Law” poster and supplement and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

If the links do not work, please copy and paste the following URLs in a new browser window: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters to access the three posters

Additional Details:

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.

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.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) and, for medically eligible

  • colleagues, a booster shot, in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

US Job Seekers/Employees - Click here to view the “EEO is the Law” poster and supplement and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

If the links do not work, please copy and paste the following URLs in a new browser window: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters to access the three posters

Job: Finance

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22018275

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