Manager/Senior Manager-Risk Management at American Express (Salt Lake City, UT)

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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.

Managers in CRU are responsible for rating and underwriting credit exposures in their assigned region, industry, and business line. Fundamental analysis incorporates a thorough review of business, financial, industry and country risk coupled with support from internal and external rating model outputs. Assessment includes understanding of the need for credit extension, profitability of the relationship and program structures. CRU managers interact with various constituents across the firm including front office sales, business unit risk partners, and credit administration to perform their critical role.

Desired Skills
  • Expertise as a credit and underwriting decision maker dealing with commercial exposures ranging from small business or middle-market to large, multinational institutions
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental financial analysis including the ability to review corporate financial statements to determine the ability of the obligor to honor its credit obligations
  • Comfort with GAAP/IFRS accounting standards, corporate valuation, and forecasting
  • Knowledge of how probability of default and loss given default determine economic capital
  • Experience in determining appropriate credit capacity, structuring of facilities, and risk mitigation techniques
  • Familiarity with quantitative credit models (such as Moody's RiskCalc, CreditEdge, etc) and knowledge of how to interpret the outputs, and when deviation from the model has appropriate defense
  • Comfort with public agency ratings and supporting analysis
  • Understanding of current macroeconomic trends and how to provide recommendations to improve the PD estimation based on the business cycle
  • Experience preparing company-specific and industry-wide credit memorandums
  • Excellent judgment in making sound rating and underwriting decisions to maximize profitability and mitigate risk
  • Familiarity with banking regulations, particularly those imposed by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
  • Familiarity with Bank Based Underwriting
  • Familiarity with global markets (foreign language ability a plus)
  • Specific industry expertise in travel (airlines, cruiselines, hospitality), financial institutions, or public finance


  • Minimum 4 years experience rating and / or underwriting at a leading financial institution or rating agency
  • Bachelor's degree from a top tier university with high GPA and a degree (or substantial coursework) in finance, accounting, economics, or statistics

Graduate degree with a finance or business emphasis, or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a plus

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.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J). This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
More Information on American Express
American Express operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. American Express was founded in 2022. It has 73317 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 211 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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