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American Express Manager - Financial Systems in Phoenix, Arizona


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

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.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

Our industry is rapidly evolving, and we need courageous, quick thinkers who can shape the strategic decisions that lead our business forward. Whether it’s negotiating with some of our largest global partners or creating next year’s financial plan, you can influence both our day-to-day P&L and the future direction of the company. As part of the team, you can have the opportunity to learn and use the latest data tools and technologies and explore a range of roles to grow your career. Find your place in finance on #TeamAmex.

As part of the Financial Reporting Quality Assurance (FRQA) Organization within Corporate Controllership, this role is responsible for enabling and promoting financial integrity across American Express’s systems for the Finance organization.

Global Financial Initiatives and Integrity (GFII) team plays a critical role supporting Business and Finance driven initiatives by ensuring the ongoing integrity of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting (as required by AEMP 16, American Express’s internal management policy that defines a consistent standard for control and financial reporting requirements that must be established during any technology change). GFII team is organized under the following key pillars: Global Loyalty & Benefits, Network, & Banking; Global AR, Merchant, & Enterprise Transformation; and Strategy & GFII Program Management Office (PMO).

This role, Manager , GFII will be responsible for leading multiple project initiatives which will include assessing impacts, providing analysis, creating robust project plans, defining Finance requirements, developing user stories, and advising system controls to be in place to ensure financial integrity of accounting and reporting.

The GFII Manager is highly collaborative, detail oriented, with strong leadership, communication, and relationship building skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance to AEMP 16 and all other relevant AXP and Finance policies

  • Lead and develop Financial System Analyst(s) and create an inclusive culture that understands other’s viewpoints and empowers colleague

  • Lead and drive Finance’s accounting and reporting requirements in the Company’stechnologymodernization and business initiatives

  • Understand end-to-end Finance processes and products and partner with Business, Technology, and Finance teams to drive prioritization and delivery of Finance requirements that enable transformation of Finance processes through increased automation

  • Define requirements for application controls to ensure accurate, complete, and timely financial reporting

  • Define accounting requirements in consultation with Segment and Market Controllership

  • Develop testing strategy and test cases.Conduct user acceptance testing, produce test results, and prioritize defects and enhancements require for initiatives

  • Partner with Finance process owner to provide post implementation support

  • Execute strong project governance through effective change management, delivery of regular status updates to stakeholders and leaders, and proactive identification and communication of project and operational risks to leadership and key partners to remediate

  • Support automation of core GFII processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Information System

  • Experience in defining system development requirements and designing and deploying Finance solutions.

  • Experienced in Agile delivery concepts or other project management methodologies.

  • Strong fin-tech skills with ability to define system requirements, and design and implement Finance systems

  • Knowledge of testing approaches and application of controls in a technology environment

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, complex problem solving skills, and transformation mindset

  • Ability to convert strategic vision into clear project outcomes including skills to analyze highly complex processes, data volume and translate into project steps

  • Strong data analytics and system controls skills with ability to understand how these impact accounting and financial reporting processes

  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands, and strategically influence in a matrixed organization

  • Strong relationship building and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Being self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to manage time effectively.

  • Positive attitude and demonstrated strength as a quick learner

Preferred Qualifications

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


Salary Range: $80,000.00 to $155,000.00 annually bonus benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

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

  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan

  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits

  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy

  • 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

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site .

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.

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Job: Finance

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 24011013