Citi Acctg Sr. Analyst 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: No

  • Job ID: 18016059


Responsible for the actuals reporting related to O&T NAM businesses performing analysis of actual financial results across key dimensions to validate the integrity of the financial data. Special focus on managing monthly close processes including generation of month end internal and external reports, variance explanations, accrual and prepaid generation, other adjustments, reconciliations and other. Also maintains and monitors controls over the accounting and financial processes and assists in audit processes/reviews.

Tenured / experienced senior analyst, who can quickly step into a leadership role with a strong command of financial accounting & reporting functions, especially for O&T businesses.

Strong analytical skills for deep drill downs and analysis of financial results, trends, insights to provide intelligence and highlights to the NAM / Global Controller.

Person must preferably have strong understanding of EO&T business, especially Citi Shared Services operations and how it can be applied to business / financial performance analysis.

Must be able to face off directly with business and FP&A leads in discussing the performance of each business sub-segments.

Strong relationship skills; will need to be able to take tough stands at times that may be unpopular with the business and/or FP&A but those which are required by accounting rules.

Position needs to constantly challenge status quo and lead process transformation. Person will need to be able to take a global view of the business they support, cutting across regions; as a lead of the global process supporting the Global Controller, extensive interaction with the regional O&T Controllers and their teams would be needed, while keeping a global oversight on the financials.

Responsibilities will include taking advantage of best practices across EO&T and leading implementation of such Best in Class processes.

Person will need to have strong skills with Full Suite/IFW/Pearl/FRS and supporting systems such as BAW, etc.; strong Excel skills, PowerPoint expertise supported by the ability to make good presentations. Good communication skills.

Ability to quickly understand existing processes. Ability to synthesize complex data in order to develop meaningful insights. Develop solutions that can be easily repeated on monthly close cycles.

Ability to document processes and layout project plans; must be able to carry projects from initial problem identification to solution implementation.



  • BA or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field.

  • 8 years of experience in leading positions in Business Administration, Finance, or other related area in multinational companies.

  • Coaching and leadership capabilities used in complex situations.

  • Self-training capabilities.

  • Technical knowledge in financial reporting.

  • Intermediate to advanced Accounting knowledge.


  • English 90% or above

  • Work under pressure

  • Adaptability to changes

  • Management of difficult situations

  • Able to work with huge data packs

  • Multitasking

  • Finance oriented

  • Advanced knowledge level on Microsoft Excel & Power Point

  • Basic Microsoft Access knowledge

  • Business Objects

  • Coaching capabilities

  • Strong leadership skills


  • Political savvy

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Judgment

  • Self-motivation, self-starter

  • Motivate others (team members)

  • Good attention to details

  • Fluent Verbal/ Written Communication (English / Spanish)

  • Ability to work under pressure

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Meet with Dept Heads in FP&A, Controllers and Business to review monthly financials and assist with current concerns and asks

  • Advise on pending contracts and arrangements

  • Guide on accounting standards for upcoming actions

  • Coordinate monthly activity with SOW management process

  • Maintain and control prepaid account

  • Meet with Operations teams to obtain documentation for accruals

  • Perform and review expense reporting (Flash) with the team

  • Monitor daily Flash for changes, perform investigations and provide comments/insight

  • E-recon account ownership for various O&T accounts

  • Coordinate documentation submission to proof owners

  • Perform monthly, quarterly assessment and review of Balance Sheet

  • Investigate month over month variances and provide comments/insight

  • Coordinate with Asia, EMEA, LATAM and Country Controllers on Global/Regional/Country Controller issues

  • Support business in opening new GOCs, not only in NAM, but also globally

  • Ad hoc requests related to actuals data