Citigroup SVP, Process Control Senior Lead Analyst in Tampa, Florida
The Process Control Sr. Lead Analyst is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers.
An opportunity has arisen within our Finance team for a dynamic and driven finance professional to join as a Process Control Senior Analyst with the North America (GCB) Finance organization in a key governance role. As an integral member of our team, you will be joining a group of professionals committed to providing exceptional service. This position will be responsible for oversight and reporting of key risk and control activities supporting the North America GCB organization; specifically covering SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance. This position will manage all SOX related activities to include but not limited to design of control, MCA oversight and deficiency analysis. Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources and the ability to influence others.
o Manage the end-to-end SOX process for NAM GCB and acts as the primary point of escalation. Requires interaction with SOX Stakeholders: Business, FRSS, Finance, GCB Controllers, Technology and the SOX Program Team.
o Control Program Coordination – Understand the key business processes that impact the balances in SOX accounts and aid in identifying gaps, inconsistencies, and facilitate resolutions.
o Responsible for overall design of control including adequacy of SOX related controls in MCA. Requires deep dives with the SOX Stakeholders to ensure strong understanding of the process, risks and related controls.
o Liaises with SOX Stakeholders: This process involves liaising with process owners to ensure SOX requirements are understood, documentation requirements completed as per the timeline and driving enhancements to design of control as needed; it entails as well challenging process owners as far as SOX controls tagging and effectiveness is concerned; setting up clear expectations in regards to the evidence confirming that SOX requirements have been applied properly.
o Plays in integral part in driving SOX stakeholders to enhance control design for higher preventative: detective ratios as well as higher automated versus manual controls.
o Participate in regular SOX governance meetings with the SOX Program team and provide status updates on documentation completion and escalate any identified control deficiencies related to SOX accounts.
o Where control breaks are identified, responsible for working with the impacted SOX stakeholder to discuss the break and remediation plan.
o Keep senior management abreast of status and any items at risk of exceeding the target date.
o Resolves complex problems or transactions, where expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines or processes.
o Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
o 5+ plus years Risk and Controls experience requested, CPA and/or CIA designation a plus
o Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements
o Proven organization and time management skills
o Proven problem-solving and decision-making skill
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, advanced automation tools (i.e. AI, Power BI) knowledge a plus.
o Bachelors degree, potentially Masters degree
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