Pros: Feeling a part of the company.
Cons: Sometimes the hours could be a bit long.
I was fortune to work in two different departments of AMEX, Financial Control. All of the financial procedures were handled at this location. First, I managed a staff of 12 - 24 staff, processing payments made to AMEX Merchants. The daily wire was always up in the high millions. We had to accurately pay the merchants, process the credits and debits for merchant accounting, and handle disputes, while maintaining all accounts in balance.
I also managed a staff of 12 in the financial control unit. We were responsible for processing all payments received by AMEX customers in the U.S. and Canada. We were responsible for managing accounts and the daily balancing. As well, we also reconciled all of the accounts associated with these transactions.
We also closed the books monthly, processed debits and credits to customer accounts while managing the daily and month-end time constraints.