Director - Global Treasury Controllership

Director - Global Treasury Controllership

locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/25/2024
Leadership / Executive Board
Full Time

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How will you make an impact in this role?

This role will lead Global Treasury Controllership (GTC) functional areas and drive high quality delivery through operationally efficient control processes and system solutions.

The Director is responsible for understanding the core products of GTC, relevant accounting, financial and regulatory reporting requirements, how the systems work and inter-relate, the various operational flows supporting the different technologies and the reporting requirements of treasury products. The Director will lead the development of a strategy for deep-dive analysis to be performed by the team to ensure our obligations have been met.

In addition to leading the day-to-day responsibilities of the team, the individual is also required to demonstrate a strategic, transformational mindset, and will be expected to drive improvements to yield material process efficiencies and analytical insights to business partners. The individual will also be responsible for designing and maintaining a robust controls and monitoring over the end-to-end processes. 

Expectations for this role:

  • Experience in treasury products, examples include debt, investment and derivatives and related US GAAP requirements.
  • Experience in processing, accounting, and reporting for treasury products.
  • Experience in designing and implementing process and controls that are aligned with regulator’s expectation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Bank Holding Company structures and the regulatory landscape surrounding them. Experience in optimizing regulatory reporting processes within the context of Bank Holding Companies.
  • Experience in information systems and/or highly complex routing flows and their impact to downstream systems.
  • Lead documentation of detailed business requirements and scenario-based use-cases for new guidance implementations or guidance updates.
  • Utilize strong data management skills to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of regulatory reports.
  • Be a trusted partner, providing support and consultancy in all Treasury related deals and activities.
  • Act as subject-matter expert in responding to inquiries, audits and/or exams from regulators in a timely manner.
  • Work as the point of contact with external regulators, auditors, review and respond to inquiries from external regulators and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop a strong team with the expertise to support Treasury Transactions and guide managers and analysts to reach their goals and career aspirations.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and career pathing to Financial Analysts and Managers.
  • Drive colleague engagement across levels and support associated initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong accounting background for treasury products and experienced in accounting, reporting & analysis, including understanding of regulatory requirements.
  • 9+ years’ experience in accounting, reporting and financial analysis. Public accounting experience a plus.
  • Qualified accountant holding a CA, CPA or equivalent degree a plus.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to understand the linkages across processes transformational approach to process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to drive change and deliver results on multiple time sensitive projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in medium to large-scale projects and successfully drive positive results. Proactive approach in identifying, escalating, reporting, and resolving reporting issues ensuring teams focus on critical activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader of a team or a work product. Strong people leader, self-motivator, driven and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to think strategically, innovatively and to pursue ideas with conviction. Excellent communication & presentation skills to interact effectively with key stakeholders; ability to work across geographies in a matrix structure and deliver on expectations.
  • Be able to build strong relationships and influence others across business partners and people at various levels in the company.
  • Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

Non-considerations for sponsorship:

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

  Salary Range: $130,000.00 to $205,000.00 annually + bonus + equity (if applicable) + 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.

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