Citi Fin Acct Analyst 4 in Costa Rica

  • Primary Location: Costa Rica

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 17043181

Description

Execute the accounting close for Software Capitalization. The Analyst will take ownership of and become the subject matter expert on the software capitalization accounting related processes. This role will support a number of different month end activities including Software Assets management, capitalization, amortization, impairment, account reconciliations, reporting and intercompany chargeout process activities. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the global team on policy updates, leading specific transformation projects, driving process and control standardization, and the development of improved monitoring controls.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong financial platforms, accounting knowledge and systems data flow, additionally of a proven track record for leading and identifying business process improvements. The ability accept change will be a critical success factor in this role. Other valuable traits include an inquisitive mind, great communication skills, willingness to understand Citi’s business and culture, and a passion for getting the details right.

CRITICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

◦Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of financial adjustments for Software Capitalization. Same accuracy needs to be delivered for daily and monthly report preparation.

◦Establish and maintain appropriate documentation/controls to esure the integrity of financial, regulatory and management information in line with country records management policies.

◦Interpret and implement new or modified accounting requirements in order to ensure financial and management reporting are properly identified and addressed in a timely manner.

◦Provide information and supporting analyses to facilitate annual business reviews, internal audit and financial disclosure requirements. Support the MCA process for their processes.

◦Serve as subject matter expert on business issues related to the Citi Finance closing process, data acquisition, data enrichment processes, analysis and final submission to the controllers.

◦Continuously review departmental processes and procedures for automation in order to maintain efficiency and accuracy of reporting.

◦Review finance and accounting issues with the countries and provide technical solutions for business requirements. Duties include: Organize and Coordinate meetings during Pre, Month-end and post Month-end process with the Country counterparties and FP&A heads.

◦Interact with others to ensure alignment and integration, such as Integrated Close initiative and Full Suite implementation.

◦Submit problem records and the development, testing, and implementation of solutions to resolve production issues; always looking to create a culture of awareness, attention to detail and zero operational errors in the group.

◦Support the compliance with established MOUs and SLAs. Execute and support internal and external reporting functions for several Citi businesses

◦Support migration projects and special requests; work with country partners as required. This role requires the ability to evaluate, recommend and implement solutions to streamline business processes.

◦Create solid relationships across the businesses as a value added team player who is sought out by corporate and business unit managers and country leads.

Qualifications

Education:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or advance studies in accounting/finance. CPA or MBA is a plus

Specific Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (MS Access, MS Excel, Power Point)

  • 100% Bilingual (English-Spanish).

  • Knowledge of system functions. Experience with systems implementation is a plus

  • Thorough understanding of accounting and financial planning and analysis concepts

Previous Experience:

  • Between 3 to 5 years of proven financial experience on finance or accounting. Shared services is a plus

Overall Competencies and Leadership Qualities

  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting or control experience.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills,

  • Business judgment and attention to quality and detail.

  • Good project management skills, be a self-starter who is able to work independently and be flexible enough to handle multiple tasks.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

  • Relationship skills and experience partnering with multiple businesses as well as the ability to influence and team with colleagues at all levels are necessary.

  • Proficiency in Planview, PTS-W, PeopleSoft, Pearl, P2P, CitiGL, TGL and NACB general ledgers and financial systems is a plus.

  • PC skills including Excel, Word and ad hoc reporting systems.

  • CPA or MBA is a plus.

  • Experience in large, complex environments within Shared Services is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through all levels of the organization

  • Ability to influence peers and business partners to take action necessary to achieve goals

  • Demonstrated career progression and a strong understanding and application of technical accounting principles and policies

  • Leadership and team building skills are vital; must have the ability to guide staff through change management initiatives

Other Skills:

  • Ensure alignment and integration of FRO processes with the other Best in Class components

  • Contribute to a operating model and a supporting system that can be replicated and implemented across Countries/Business within Citi.

  • Negotiate priorities and defend point-of-views with peer leads of other businesses/countries

  • Drive implementations by motivating and directing the project team

  • Ability to foster and develop teams in distributed geographic environments

  • Ensure quality and on time preparation of project deliverables