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February

Senior Finance Analyst

AMERICAN EXPRESS - Sydney, NSW

Accounting
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The International Corporate Finance (LFO) team at American Express, working closely with business leaders, provides a broad spectrum of financial and portfolio analysis to support sales, marketing, product and investment decisions for the International Corporate business. The level of exposure and insights to business challenges and opportunities is high and often demanding; requiring someone who strives to collaborate, challenge and influence business partners and provide analytical and value-add recommendations that have a real impact on business decisions, long-range strategy and overall company performance.

You will be responsible for providing key financial performance analysis across American Express’s Global Commercial Services division for the APAC Region. You will be partnering with all facets of the business (but not limited to):

  • Partner with business teams to improve performance, support decision making and drive sustainable profitable growth e.g. Customer profitability

  • Extracting, preparing and querying large databases and analysing complex data sets to uncover business opportunities and presenting insights to stakeholders

  • Scenario and sensitivity modelling to support valuation and prioritisation of investments

  • Prepare business cases and analysis related to business opportunities

  • OPEX management including budgeting, forecasting and actuals analysis

  • Support budget process and alignment on financial targets and measurement KPI’s

  • Developing reporting suite for a new emerging business covering profitability and cost of doing business

  • Monthly reporting rhythm including providing timely analysis and commentary on variance analysis to understand drivers of business performance

  • Take ownership of projects from concept to launch and being able to execute

  • Ad hoc financial analysis and project work

  • Tertiary qualification in business, accounting or related area

  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role within a complex large business

  • Strong analytical and commercially minded finance professional

  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

  • Clear and confident communicator


Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Business to Business environments, FMCG and/or Digital businesses experiencing high growth - desirable not essential

  • Strong analytical skills combined with commercial acumen

  • Competence in data manipulation, analytics and visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, R, Python, SQL)

  • Experience of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint essential

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • A logical approach to problem solving

  • Strong communication skills to deliver complex information in an easily understood manner


Desirable

  • Experience in Financial Services e.g. Payments

  • Knowledge of SAP and TM1

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and Advance Analytics techniques and tool

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Why 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. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.

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