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Citigroup C12 - AML Specialized Analytics Manager in Pune, India

About Citi Analytics & Information Management

Citi Analytics & Information Management team is a global community that objectively connects and analyzes information, to create actionable intelligence for our business leaders. It identifies fact based opportunities for revenue growth and expense reduction in partnership with the businesses. The function balances customer needs, business strategy, and profit objectives using best-in-class and relevant analytic methodologies. To accomplish this, the group focuses on linkages of information, tools and analytics.

Role Outline/Job Summary:

  • The role of Anti Money Laundering (AML) Data Intelligence (DI) Senior Analyst / Lead (Assistant Vice President) is part of Strategic Business Solutions group of Analytics & Information Management (AIM), based in Pune and reporting into the VP / SVP leading the team.

  • This global role guides and directs research, analysis and recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) scenarios or process improvement. The role focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of the AML Monitoring program. The Senior Analyst acts as liaison to the stakeholders and ensures the business challenge is appropriately addressed. AML Technology develops, implements and supports technology solutions to meet the needs of the AML transaction monitoring program globally across all lines of businesses for optimum operational efficiency of the AML Monitoring process. AML Monitoring & Investigations (M&I) mitigates money laundering and terrorist financing risks for Citi and its customers in the global marketplace. M&I team use skilled analysts, state-of-the-art technology and globally standard policies and procedures to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of suspicious activities. The core functions include enhancing effectiveness, delivering data quality/remediation, driving efficiencies and providing centralized SME support. The role will collaborate with the Monitoring Risk management(MRM) others sub functions team structure focusing on Innovation, Scenario Effectiveness, Strategic Analytics, APAC Operational effectiveness, New Product Analytics, Project Support and Global Operational Effectiveness.

Job Purpose:

  • The Data Science Senior Analyst directs and supports tactical and strategic initiatives and projects focused on scenario effectiveness advancement as well as operational efficiency. The initiatives and projects will emphasize agile low cost solutions designed to provide speed to market and support a longer term strategic solution. The Regional Lead will direct and support global team members during implementation and on an ongoing basis as needed.

  • The Data Science Senior Analyst is responsible for investigating and researching the processes and tools within the AML Monitoring Platform (scenarios, manual referrals, case management system etc.) identifying efficiency and effectiveness opportunities.

  • The Data Science Senior Analyst supports the needs of the Business (M&I) by focusing on the efficiency and effectiveness of monitoring solutions. This role requires intermediary-senior level AML-SME well versed in money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of reportable suspicious behavior. The position also requires advanced knowledge of monitoring and management tools in order analyze and recommend improvements. The role requires the ability to influence management.

  • This key resource will understand the regional or global implications and applicability of recommendations. They will partner with, and direct the global resources necessary ensuring global teams work cohesively and effectively to complete research, analysis and recommendation process.

Job Background/Context:

  • Citi is focusing on strategic and tactical AML initiatives improving the AML monitoring process.

  • To smoothly transition from the current AML architecture towards a possible future state identify and implement flexible tactical improvements designed to support the desired strategic solution. These initiatives require a firm understanding of both the technical aspects of the monitoring systems and how they are used by widely in diverse teams of AML Monitoring & Investigations analysts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support global/regional internal SMEs; responsible for investigating and researching the AML processes and tools identifying efficiency and effectiveness opportunities.

  • Supports the needs of the Business by analyzing and presenting efficiency and effectiveness opportunities.

  • Directs and supports tactical and strategic initiatives and projects focused on scenario effectiveness advancement as well as operational efficiency.

  • The initiatives and projects will emphasize agile low cost solutions designed to provide speed to market and support a longer term strategic solution.

  • Drives and supports global team members during implementation and on an ongoing basis as needed.

  • This role requires an intermediary-senior level AML-SME well versed in the nuances of money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of reportable suspicious behavior.

  • This key resource will understand the regional or global implications and applicability of the recommendations.

  • Partner with, assist or drive global resources ensuring the teams working cohesively and effectively to complete the research, analysis and recommendation process.

  • The role requires the ability to effectively communicate recommendations to senior leadership.

  • Direct and manage analysis employing available technology to identify patterns, red flags or typologies of interesting behavior.

  • Synthesize information into knowledge by identifying relevant trends and issues.

  • Document and reference key facts uncovered during research and analysis process.

  • Formulate an appropriate conclusion(s) based upon the research and prepare effective recommendation(s).

  • Work as a liaison among stakeholders to come out with proposal for Senior management to make decision and recommend for a solution.

  • Prepare presentation materials for decision makers.

  • May lead or direct the regional or global development, implementation and or supply ongoing support for the recommended solution.

  • Provide clear, pointed direction while leading and implementing global development solutions.

  • May lead or participate in the development, testing, training and implementation of new or enhanced tactical solutions or strategic system applications.

  • Assist management in capacity planning and staffing.

  • Align operational strategies, business processes, operations, and systems to achieve substantial benefit to the company’s performance.

  • Lead or participate in the hiring, training, development, mentoring and assessment processes related to DI employees.

  • Play strong Leadership role assisting management and leading more junior team members.

  • To ensure availability of analysis’ evidence is documented & support in audit related matters when applicable.

  • To support in minimizing the audit breaching & aligned with Risk Management team to manage risk expose for all activities/projects.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 3 years AML (or closely related) work expertise required.

  • 7+ years in data analysis experience required; Qualitative and quantitative intelligence analysis in the business (financial, national intelligence, or technology industry is highly preferred.

  • Experience with graph or network analysis, NLP etc. Statistics and strong working knowledge of SQL, R, SAS and Python programming languages to conduct network analysis, query information, or intelligence related tasks is a plus

  • Have experience in Big data analysis, Machine Learning, and bolt on components (Hive, Spark, Platfora, Python, etc) experience a plus.

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbally) through all levels of the organization including the ability to translate technological concepts into easily understood presentations.

  • Methodical analysis and problem solving skills including the ability to translate complex analytical concepts into actionable intelligence recommendations.

  • Demonstrate creative and innovative experience and the ability to think outside the box.

  • Highly proficient AML Investigator (SME) with above average knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering Laws regionally and globally is a plus.

  • A strong understanding of Citi AML solutions, Case Mgmt., legacy, finance and data warehouse systems.

  • Ideally, the candidate for this position would demonstrate proficiency in one or more (Citi) lines of business.

  • Mature, self-starting, self-motivated and capable of making independent decisions.

  • Demonstrate a seasoned career progression.

  • Track record of managing teams or individuals delivering projects within tight timelines.

  • Proficient in PC desktop software, with emphasis on MS Office products.

  • Financial / banking background is a plus.

  • Position requires the ability to work with virtual users and a global team located in different hubs.


Job Family Group:

Decision Management


Job Family:

Specialized Analytics (Data Science/Computational Statistics)


Time Type:


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