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American Express Senior Financial Analyst in New South Wales, Australia


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

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible —and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day. 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.

Global Merchant Services (GMS) is the merchant acquirer, processor and marketing partner for the millions of merchants around the world who accept the American Express Card.

The Senior Financial Analyst of the Lead Financial Office (LFO) – APAC serves as a critical member of the LFO team providing support for all financial business analysis, consultative decision support to the APAC leadership teams, and strategic analysis for the Global Merchant Services business in APAC. The role interfaces with the GMS Finance leadership team, the GMS APAC Vice Presidents and Directors, and various Finance HQ and Centre of Excellence teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain deep knowledge of the Merchant Services business, as well as exposure to and insight from business partners. The Analyst/Senior Analyst Finance should be a dynamic individual who can work closely with business partners, deliver superior analytics and manage complex tasks in a global organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing value-add analytical support to the APAC leadership teams to evaluate financial performance, and develop metrics with key business partners to actively manage the profitability of the merchant portfolio

  • Provide support on business case development for merchant value propositions and charge volume expansion opportunities

  • Provide support on all financial aspects of merchant deal negotiations, new business launches, and partner negotiations

  • Support Annual Planning, Investment Optimisation and Financial Outlook

  • Develop and regularly present analytics to leaders and interface with business partners

  • Evaluate and revamp all recurring processes and tools to drive efficiencies and sustainability


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

  • Strong aptitude for analytics. Demonstrated ability to develop sophisticated financial models and draw value-add insights from large amounts of financial data.

  • Basis knowledge of SQL/ Cornerstone/ Tableau will be an advantage

  • Must be able to interpret financial results to non-finance colleagues and business partners with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in TM1 and Oracle a plus

  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Highly motivated with strong sense of accountability, initiative and a “can-do” attitude

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business/Finance/Accounting)

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.

Job: Finance

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Sydney

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22001200