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American Express Finance Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and 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 Question – I didn't find any question difficult to answer. It was mostly about my past experiences.   Answer Question


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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and 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 Question – 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


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Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – 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


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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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


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Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.


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Finance Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and 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


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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager
London, England (UK)

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 Question – Detail a time where you had to work across business units to come up with an innovative solution to a complex problem.   Answer Question


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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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