Business Analyst

Short Description

American Express is hiring a Business Analyst who can maintain internal control / operational risk competency through ongoing training and professional development.

Job Description

Inclusion on the team responsible for supporting the strategic implementation of the organization's testing to include: operational, financial, and regulatory or compliance testing including, but not limited to, Business Self Testing, process monitoring, monitoring of sales & servicing calls and Process Risk Self-Assessment.

  • Proactively anticipate/identify issues, and control deficiencies, through testing, call monitoring and processes monitoring, assessing the impact of each, and work with business partners to develop and implement appropriate mitigating actions.
  • Deliver periodically and ad hoc reporting against key business testing and monitoring to support management's awareness and response to control improvements.
  • Ensure compliance with the Operational Risk Governance Group, Operational Excellence, and American Express Compliance standards with respect to documentation, testing, and certification of GCS business monitoring and testing.
  • Monitor activities to meet deadlines and commitments relative to monitoring end to end process, risk assessment, program documentation, testing plan, reporting, and action plans.
  •  Partner closely with key control teams including, but not limited to: Operational Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit, both within the lines of business and across the organization, to promote a well-controlled environment.
  • Maintain internal control / operational risk competency through ongoing training and professional development.
  • Undertake regular project work analyzing business risks and exposures. Preparation of recommendations to business management with regards to process improvement, best practices, risk reduction and maximization of revenue as appropriate.

Critical Factors to Success:
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and act decisively.
  • A creative mind that is not afraid of thinking differently to solve complex problems that have regulatory or compliance requirements.
  • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness in ensuring that we are delivering on our customer promise.
  • Effectively works independently within a team construct, while supporting teamwork and achievement of team objectives.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with all levels across the organization including business and control partner leadership.
  • Solid evidence of leadership with the capacity to quickly understand critical linkages and business strategies in a dynamic, ambiguous environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills coupled with solid presentation skills. This includes the ability to take analyze large sets of data concisely and convey messages to leadership and peers. In addition, strong knowledge to build reports, dashboards and metric reporting is desired.
  • Strong attention to detail and superior organizational and follow-through skills

Minimum Qualifications
Past Experience:
A minimum of two year's relevant experience required; which may include: internal control/operational risk, internal auditing, or related experience in the financial services/banking industry.

Academic Background:
Bachelor's degree in Commerce strongly preferred.

Functional Skills/Capabilities:
Internal Control/Operational Risk testing, Business self-testing

Technical Skills/Capabilities:
Advanced knowledge using computer software programs and tools such as Office, Archer, Visio, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
In-depth knowledge of products, procedures, and policies relating to the GCS business portfolio is a plus.

Business Analyst
Mid-Senior-level Information Technology | Technology | Information Full-time Analyst | Information Technology | Engineering Business Analyst
American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.