Finance Manager (Financial Systems Administrator)

Global Business Travel
New Jersey, United States
Competitive salary
23 Nov 2020
24 Nov 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
The primary goal of the American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Finance Organization is to support the business in achieving its strategic objectives and build shareholder value by providing decision support through strategic analysis, financial planning and forecasting, project management and monthly results analysis.

The Finance manager will manage the business aspects of the Host Analytics forecasting/ planning/ management reporting system for the American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Finance organization, as well as support financial management for a number of Corporate teams.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Host Analytics Admin:
  • Act as business administrator for Host Analytics system, including maintaining user access & roles, managing regular Spotlight updates, updating documentation, performing user access certification, responding to queries from GBT FP&A organization, supporting audit requests
  • Test new Host Analytics releases by assessing impacts on existing models/ reporting
  • Manage Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and forecast scenarios - update system modules, forecast templates, other key assumptions where needed
  • Key point of contact for updating existing and/or building standard management reports in Host Analytics. Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for GBT Finance - support training of key contacts across finance
  • Ensure NetSuite (general ledger) and Host Analytics are aligned including monthly reconciliation of results feeds and close coordination with the Tech team on any system changes. Periodic validation of Workday data loads to Host Analytics.
  • Lead and advise on consolidating Financial systems onto a single platform including past and future M&A
  • Implement and test new models and scenarios as per GBT FP&A organization needs

Corporate Team Finance Support:
  • Work with VP and business partners to prepare annual operating budgets (AOP)
  • Review monthly results to determine if any entries are required, review actuals vs AOP and Forecast, develop variance commentary, identify risks and opportunities, share results performance with business partners
  • Work with other Finance teams i.e., Controllership to ensure proper Accounting of expenses
  • Provide analytical support for evaluation of new reengineering ideas, as well as any other value-added business analysis and decision support as needed to drive profitability improvements in GBT
  • Contribute to preparation of senior management presentations and value-added support to senior management, as required

Required Qualifications Include:
  • MBA or Bachelor's degree in Finance or a related field is required
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Finance
  • Highly motivated and proactive individual
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities and resolving issues under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and collaborate in a global, matrix environment
  • Ability to challenge status quo
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent financial modeling, analytical, project management and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of finance and accounting principles
  • Good understanding of database concepts (SQL, Access, etc) to be able to evaluate finance requirements and understand how to implement in Planful
  • Experience with SaaS applications - e.g. Workday, NetSuite, Planful, etc.
  • Proficient with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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