American Express Finance Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
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Finance Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Express in August 2011.

Interview Details

Human Resources contacted me to discuss my background and salary requirement. Interviewed with two people. One my current leader, another a business partner.

Interview Questions
  • I didn't find any question difficult to answer. It was mostly about my past experiences.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Express in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Different interview styles - 1) Technical - excel, powerpoint, charts ; 2) Relationships - build and maintain relationships; 3) Communication - can you communicate well to leaders

    Interview Questions
    • What is your development for the last couple of years and what have you done to address it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made and I accepted. No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at American Express in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruitment - brief and meet in October when they short list candidates for interview. 2 back to back interviews in January ( both interviews are behavioral and situational plus a mini case related to card industry finance.

    Interview Questions
    • If marketing came up to you looking for a budget for an A&P plan, what factors would you consider befOre advising them   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Express in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Met with a peer within the team and then with the director of the group.
    Subsequently met with the VP who had some concerns that I had previously been at a higher level in the company.
    Interviews were not too tough, focussed on some leadership as well as some technical questions. Did not talk about future or where I wanted to be moving forward.
    Needed to convince why the role was right for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a situation where you have had to deal with a problem with a lack of information. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little flexibility in negotiation of offer.
    Some verbal agreements were even later omitted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Express in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds interview. First one with the hiring leader and a peer; second one with the VP.

    Interview Questions
    • Expect questions that demonstrate you understand the company's business models; P&L drivers. Being able to explain the company's business strategy is key to stand out, e.g. what is the P&L driver?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruitment programme. Application process required a cover letter and CV. First round had 2 interview which was mainly behavioural/fit questions. Second round was pretty much the same as the first round expect a lot of questions around motivation.

    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Express in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    They asked me to take them through my resume. After which they asked me how I would behave in 5 or 6 scenarios. Overall to took 1hr.

    Interview Questions
    • Detail a time where you had to work across business units to come up with an innovative solution to a complex problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Express in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the website and came into the NY HQ and met with two different Directors. Fairly basic behavioral type interviews - focused on Leadership, Challenges, Group experinces, Presentation of complex material, etc. However, after being here for a number of years, the interview process varies widely between groups - some are behavioral, some cases, some scenarios, and some have combo of all.

    Interview Questions
    • The profitability of a certain Card business is declining. Why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate, though there is not a ton of wiggle room in some roles.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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