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American Express Financial Analyst in Madrid, Spain


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

Role summary:

Reporting to the Controllership Manager this position will be responsible for the financial integrity of certain entities within the Spanish Group supporting both the Manager and other team members.

Core responsibilities will include analysis and explanation of the monthly financial results, assessing the accounting implications of transactions under USGAAP, IFRS and Local Spanish Gaap, supporting the preparation and audit of the local statutory financial statements, reviewing accounting entries to ensure compliance with internal policies and USGAAP and providing financial analysis for the entities Boards and other Committees. Proactively collaborate in Bank of Spain regulatory and reporting requirements.

Principal tasks:

  • Month-end close procedures and documentation to ensure accuracy and integrity of the Spanish Profit & Loss accounts and Balance Sheets.

  • Identify unusual trends and entries within the local ledgers, then plan actions and execute solutions.

  • Ensure adequate controls are set to identify potential control weaknesses and avoid any financial mistake.

  • Assess Local Gaap and IFRS implications for key business transactions led by the business lines.

  • Support Manager and the team on providing financial advisory to local and international stakeholders regarding specific transactions and new Deals set-up.

  • Keep close track of intercompany transactions and have a strict governance ensuring all entries are properly supported to comply with the existing Transfer Pricing.

  • Provide support to the Legal Entity Reporting team and liaise with the external auditors to support completion of the statutory financial statements and audit process.

  • Proactively collaborate in Bank of Spain regulatory and reporting requirements

Required Skills:

  • Strong technical accounting background and experience in accounting, statutory audit, reporting or planning. (3-4 years’ experience within a Big4 being a plus).

  • Advanced knowledge of PGC Spanish Gaap, USGAAP and IFRS.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Very fluent in both English and Spanish. Strong verbal and written communication skills required in both languages.

  • High proficiency in MS-Office applications (experience of Essbase and Oracle also preferable).

  • Being able to work and coordinate with different teams (both local and international) based on different regions and time zones.

  • High capacity to adapt to changes and new processes taking ownership on them with a proactive approach.

  • Being able to manage workloads, prioritize tasks and work through strict deadlines.

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference. Why American Express?

Amex have 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.

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

Proud to be recognized by Forbes and Actualidad Económica España as Best Companies.

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

  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)

  • Flexible work arrangements and schedules with hybrid and virtual options with Amex Flex

  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)

  • 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

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.


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.emea@aexp.com .


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Job: Finance

Primary Location: Spain-Madrid-Madrid

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 23007378