Citi Regulatory Reporting – Quality Assurance Site Lead, VP in Costa Rica
Primary Location: Costa Rica
Education: Master's Degree
Job Function: Finance
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: No
Job ID: 17018937
Brief Description of the Organization Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing 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, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com at http://www.citi.com/ .
The incumbent will drive on-going quality assurance reviews of regulatory reporting as a leader on the Quality Assurance Team:
Review the end to end processes used to report U.S. Regulatory Reporting disclosures (CCAR/FR Y-14, FR Y-9C, Call Report, etc.) to assess the integrity and soundness
Partner closely with Corporate & Regulatory Reporting, Regional Finance, Product Control and will collaborate with FRO Process Leads in Tampa and Costa Rica.
Matrix report into the Global Quality Assurance Team Lead and be expected to participate on simultaneous reviews, identify issues and exceptions, develop remediation plans and communicate effectively to senior stakeholders.
Lead two staff members.The reviews will include:
Data tracing: reconciling externally reported balances to source documents, determining completeness and accuracy of reporting
Data profiling: analyzing referential/indicative data elements for data standard anomalies
Compliance validation: comparing regulatory instructions with internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
Production Reviews: timely validation of reporting including variance analysis
The incumbent will establish working relationships with Risk, Operations, and Product Control, and utilize influence to ensure data, documentation, responses to inquiries and remediation actions are provided timely.
Liaise with Risk, Operations and Product Control to obtain source system data necessary for the review and analyze data for inconsistencies
Interface with product and country controllers to obtain customer source data, review contracts and determine if critical data elements were accurately reported; making note of any exceptions.
Communicate to CCAR work stream owners and relevant business contacts exceptions, defend point of view utilizing strong knowledge of CCAR and Regulatory Reporting, and follow through to ensure remediation actions are performed.
Produce reports, illustrating purpose, strategy, and results of review
Other responsibilities include:
Updating KPIs, metrics, and other presentations, identifying enhancement opportunities and implementing, and supporting manager in the messaging of results/value add to senior management
Providing input on training programs and identify opportunities for improvement
Participating in Internal Audit (IA) reviews. Supporting Global Manager in assessing and enhancing operational controls
Assign, manage, and review work of staff, evaluating their findings and judgment in applying regulatory principles to reporting
Facilitating ad hoc, special requests and project management
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
CPA and/or Audit experience required
7+ years of Finance, Accounting, Risk or Product Control experience, preferably at large financial institution
Strong knowledge of banking products and services, especially loans, deposits, securities and derivatives
Strong understanding of current accounting principles, policies and financial institution regulatory reporting, particularly FR Y-14, FRY-9C, Call Report
Exceptional analytical skills, combined with an ability to deliver analyses in a concise and logical manner including complex CCAR technical knowledge
Data tracing/mining experience preferred
Experience in working in operations unit requiring coordination across multiple regions and business segments.
Must have strong communication skills (oral and written) to clearly articulate findings, defend point of view amongst various groups, and present to senior management
Must be highly influential with multiple stakeholders, including Operations and Product Control with no direct oversight.
Strong Microsoft Office skills including Microsoft Project and PowerPoint to develop project plans and reports/presentations
Strong General Ledger Platforms, Product Processors, and Data Warehouses experience
Must be a proactive and goal-oriented strategic thinker, with ability to identify creative solutions.
Ability to multi-task and manage to project plan, demonstrating independent leadership skills.
Possess strong team building, planning and project management skills driven by process improvement.
Strong understanding and appreciation of internal control environment, reporting, and metrics is required.
Willingness to work flexible hours.