American Express Europe

Banking & Finance


Controllership Financial Analyst Internship at American Express Europe

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

Objectives training:

  • To familiarise with the month-end close procedures and documentation to ensure accuracy and integrity of the Spanish Profit & Loss accounts and Balance Sheets.
  • To learn how to identify unusual trends and entries within the local ledgers, then plan actions and execute solutions.
  • To gain experience in keeping close track of intercompany transactions and have a strict governance, ensuring all entries are properly supported to comply with the existing Transfer Pricing.
  • To learn how to 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.
  • To gain experience in collaborating in alignment with the Bank of Spain regulatory and reporting requirements

Desirable skills:

  • Technical accounting background is a must
  • Knowledge of PGC Spanish Gaap, USGAAP and IFRS
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • High proficiency in MS-Office applications is a must.
  • Being able to work and coordinate with different teams (both local and international) based on different regions and time zones.
  • Being able to manage workloads, prioritize tasks and work through strict deadlines.