Citi Regulatory Reporting Derivatives Lead in Costa Rica

  • Primary Location: Costa Rica

  • Education: Master's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17018947


The objective of this position is to oversee the Regulatory Reporting Process. The focus will be on the Derivatives product . The individual will play a significant role ensuring controls are in place to guarantee the quality of the outcome of those reports. Regulatory reports includes but not limited to Quarterly Memo-cable, Cash Flow, CER and other Regulatory reports.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong financial Reporting, US GAAP accounting and strong Systems acumen. The candidate has a proven track record for leading business process improvements. Your ability to encourage acceptance of change will be a critical success factor in this role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the Regulatory items for the different countries and business, working in partnership with Finance;

  • Participate in evaluating Strategic and Tactical Change; Policy and Process updates; Regulatory requirements impacts the control environment;

  • Support and interface to Internal and External Control organizations (Internal/external audit, regulators, control self-assessment, Compliance and Finance etc.)

  • Provide guidance in evaluating the risks & controls and work with managers to ensure appropriate remedial actions are in place;

  • Promotion of a controls culture within the Operations division ensuring the escalation of significant Risks through Control Governance channels occurs in a timely and efficient manner

  • Drive organizational change taking full account of obstacles, opposition, and differing stakeholder priorities. Acts as a champion for business process changes; act behind the scenes to craft solutions for business problems related or tangential.

  • This position requires to demonstrates collaboration skills and techniques which appropriately define alternate solutions; resolve conflicts; and create lasting, productive partnerships with clients

  • Proactive audit support; Health checks, CAP evaluation etc.

The incumbent will establish relationships with External Auditors from KPM to support the reviews. Will also establish relationships with:

  • Seniors in FRO Organization – CSS and Controllers and CFO’s in the Finance Organization.

  • Global Process Lead

  • Corporate Regulatory Reporting

  • Different FRO organizations in FRO – ICT, Regulatory Reporting Globally



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance CPA and Public Accounting experience strongly preferable.

  • Minimum 9-10+ years relevant experience in financial analysis and reporting and /or financial services is beneficial

  • Project Manager experience

  • Must be able to think analytically and have a desire to learn about Citigroup's businesses.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Motivated team-player, supervisory skills and ability to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment

Overall Competencies and Leadership Qualities

  • Senior level experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables to stakeholders according to strict timetables.

  • Demonstrates experience in managing teams and/or assurance delivery within a matrix reporting environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and management.

  • Proficient in metrics/KRIs assessment and reporting

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Ability to work under pressure managing to tight deadlines and / or unexpected changes

  • Willingness to question/challenge existing processes and ensure a satisfactory outcome

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills across all management levels

  • Analytical with attention to detail and strong problem solving skills

  • Proactive, able to take the lead in devising creative solutions

  • Maintains a calm and composed presence that exudes confidence

  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.

  • Audit/control experience