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About Citi Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.
Citi's Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients' and the public's trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.
Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop to are widely available to all.
Description of the Position The goal of the Markets and Securities Services Business Controls and Supervision function is to help establish and maintain a robust control environment and culture across Citi Markets businesses worldwide. Developing a proactive control approach assists management in achieving strategic objectives, promotes efficiency, reduces the risk of loss, and helps ensure compliance with corporate policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. In addition, properly functioning internal controls enable management to deal with today's rapidly changing environment and prepare for future growth.
The Business Controls and Supervision team directly supports a sales and trading environment and is looking for a highly energized, dynamic professional who is ready to join a fast-paced, world leader in the financial services industry. The successful candidate will oversee key elements of the Financial Crimes control framework for Markets including Sanctions and AML. Responsibilities will include evaluation of risks, development of enhanced control recommendations, control design and implementation. The role will also include policy review, feedback, gap assessment and implementation across the front office for Markets and Securities Services. The incumbent will work across a broad range of stakeholders including Sales and Trading, Business Management, Operations, Legal, Compliance and Technology, to ensure appropriate controls and in place and implementation of key policies is consistent with Citi standards. The position will report to the head of Markets AML and Sanctions Program and Risk Management.
Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify and manage sanctions risks, manage execution of various sanctions initiatives, assess controls over sanctions screening, and identify opportunities to enhance sanctions controls and processes.
Manage multiple control initiatives on behalf of the business including developing plans, designing solutions, aligning resources, providing oversight and tracking status across Markets and Securities Services.
Prepare and deliver presentations to update senior management on progress made on recent developments, emerging risks and control initiatives.
Collaborate with the ICRM Sanctions team to ensure appropriate coverage for the Markets' portion of the annual Enterprise-wide OFAC Risk Assessment (EWORA) and leverage results to establish control enhancement initiatives.
Liaise with Compliance Assurance and Internal Audit to facilitate consistent coverage across Markets businesses, as well as appropriate resolution of any issues identified.
Partner with other colleagues, as needed, to support both Sanctions and AML-related projects.
Undergraduate degree in business administration, economics, finance, accounting, or computer science (other fields to be considered as well). Advanced degree (Masters/JD) preferred.
At least 5 years of securities/banking industry experience. Knowledge of institutional sales/trading preferred.
Working knowledge of Sanctions / AML rules and regulations particularly with respect to Sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the European Union..
Proven track record in leading cross-functional teams to deliver complex projects.
Experience in designing control programs and knowledge of operational risk management principles.
Knowledge of Citi Markets businesses, risk and control assessment, technology, and/or audit processes highly desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong desktop/PC skills, including strong knowledge of MS suite of applications, particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels.
Capable of juggling multiple tasks, recalibrating as priorities change; deadline and quality driven.
Attention to detail with strong focus on accuracy of information.
Must be able to work in a team environment; listens and works well with others; client-focused and open to different ideas/viewpoints.
Self-directed; passion for excellence; able to work under pressure and effectively in a complex environment.