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10/07 Gazala Iqbal
Senior Recruitment Specialist at American Express

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American Express - Senior Financial Analysis Manager - CA/CPA (1-3 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 718905

Function Description:

- Finance is a collaborative team, playing a key role in advising all areas of the business. We have a strategic seat at the table and our unique insights are valued in a highly competitive marketplace and increasingly complex global regulatory environment.

- This team collaborates globally to deliver expert accounting, reporting & advisory services, and financial risk control & governance, while supporting business growth & protecting shareholder value.

Overview of Business:

- American Express Technology Controllership provides business advisory, reporting and accounting guidance to the Technology organizations.

- This team is a primary point of contact for the Technology business partners and LFO teams on a wide variety of accounting and reporting treatment. The Technology controllership teams are responsible for approximately $ 3 Billion in annual expenses.


- Support / Drive business growth through activities such as reviewing business contracts and transactions related to technology teams including hardware & software purchases and support services. The team advises the business and LFOs on accounting treatment related to Technologies contracts as per accounting policies and guidance

- Review and ensure timely and accurate end to end accounting of Technology contracts

- Understand accounting standard updates / changes in US GAAP, able to assess its impact on Technology processes with stakeholders and drive / implement the change to ensure compliance

- Work closely with business partners and able to build consensus to drive / implement appropriate accounting concepts

- Performs reviews, analysis and accruals for major AET vendors. Perform detailed validation of expenses and general ledger reviews during close to ensure all accruals are captured appropriately in the ledger

- Drive accurate monthly MIS/reporting on accounting transactions, trend analysis for stakeholders

- Build and sustain strong relationships with key Business and Finance partners, as well as counterparts within broader Controllership organization

- Identify, Initiate, drive and support processes redesign / improvement for best in class processes

- Reviews technology business financials, create roll forward analysis, establish variance commentary and finalize technology balances sheet review package

- Work with business partners in identifying risks and opportunities and support finalizing partners management reporting


Critical Factors to Success:

- Own & maintain financial/data integrity while managing end-to-end global accounting processes

- Stay relevant to the business/functional requirements

- Pro-actively develop meaningful data insights/trends to enable finance decision support to our customer- s/business partners for more

effective planning & forecasting activities

- Understand & leverage intelligent automation technologies to generate use cases within the team & create opportunities to support the automation team to get that implemented

Past Experience:

Preferred: Knowledge of Oracle/ERP

Academic Background:

- CA / CPA with 1-3 years of experience Post Graduate in Commerce with 2-3 years of experience Graduate with 4-6 years of experience

Functional Skills/Capabilities:

- Advanced knowledge of technical accounting guidelines

- Strong understanding of financial statement & balance sheet reporting & analysis

Technical Skills/Capabilities:

- Strong analytical skills with the ability to undertake cause effect analysis

- Knowledge of financial systems

Knowledge of Platforms :

- Advanced MS office suits such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint


- Ability to use analytical tools for financial systems such as Oracle, IRIS, OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion Financial Reporting (HFR),

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Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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