EMEA Tax Accounting Manager

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
23 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Contract Type

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.


Each day, we make 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, enabling them to do and achieve more.


We’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves.

This position, based in Burgess Hill, England, will be responsible for managing the income tax accounting processes in the EMEA Region to ensure full compliance with ASC 740 accounting and reporting from a consolidated and separate legal entity subsidiary perspective. This position will prepare and review the Company’s EMEA related consolidated and legal entity tax provisions and tax financial statement disclosures, and will ensure that adequate Sarbanes Oxley documentation, support and controls are maintained. The position will also require significant interaction with various groups within Finance, including, but not limited to, Accounting and Reporting, SEC Reporting, Regulatory Reporting and Accounting Policy.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the EMEA Tax Accounting Director with respect to all ASC 740 Accounting for income tax issues and disclosures

  • Liaise and work closely with multiple groups within Finance to analyze and explain income tax-related impacts of transactions

  • Prepare income tax disclosures for EMEA related consolidated and separate legal entity financial reporting

  • Manage the procedures and processes that support the internal control framework related to ASC 740, including balance sheet and income statement tax account reconciliations and substantiations

  • Participate in Tax Department efforts to streamline and automate tax accounting processes.

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


Required skills:

  • A mix of public accounting firm and financial services industry experience preferred)
  • BS in Accounting and CPA (or qualified equivalent) are required
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, control and project management skills are also required.

We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. And we continue seeking people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow. The world’s a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express. We’re interested in where you came from, but we’re even more excited about where you will go with American Express.


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.uk@aexp.com or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 16012417