Finance Lead Analyst - Internal Audit Operations - CITI

Primary Location: United States,Florida,Tampa

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Audit

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 19015742

  • Description

    About Citi

    Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides 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, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

    Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition  explain what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

    Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

    Function Background/Context:

    Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1,700 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries. Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi’s numerous regulators globally. Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe.

    Job Purpose:

    This role provides the Internal Audit organization with oversight and detailed analysis of functional effectiveness and efficiency, resource / budget management and financial performance; driving operational effectiveness and financial analysis needs / activities across all products / functional / regional audit teams in multiple locations.  Working closely with the Resource & Efficiency Management Director in New York and team members in New York and Tampa, as well as the Internal Audit Product / Function / Region Chief Auditors, this role is responsible for multiple areas of financial and resource analysis.

    This role is a key member of the Internal Audit Operations - Resource and Efficiency Management team, and works closely with key partners in Citi group to ensure the smooth running of Internal Audit operations.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Analyze Internal Audit's financial results with respect to trends, costs and budgets in partnership with Finance and key Internal Stakeholders, with a special focus on co-source and expense management

      • Assist senior management in financial planning and results management. Partner with team members to understand trends and cost drivers

      • Involved with managing multiple aspects of financial and resource operations, including transactions related to general ledger, payables, accruals and financial reporting, partnering with Finance Group and other key stakeholders as necessary

      • Develops and establishes financial and operating policies consistent with policies and objectives and ensures their adequate execution – with a special focus on co-source and expense management

      • Able to quickly and independently compile/generate and analyze financial reporting data/trends and provide periodic reporting to senior management in a clear and concise fashion – strong deck creation and presentation skills are critical

      • Partner with Finance to appraise and evaluate the results of overall financial and resource data regularly and systematically, and reports these results to IA Leadership, Finance, Controllers and other key stakeholders

      • Generate, manage and analyse financial actuals and outlook versus budget by Product / Function / Region and proactively partner with multiple senior stakeholders to identify and quantify any risks and opportunities that may impact financial outlook

      • Assist with design and maintenance of Internal Audit Operations structure to effectively accomplish Internal Audit’s goals and objectives

      • Assistance with managing relationships with Internal Audit internal partners and certain external service providers

      • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidifying management control and direction of the enterprise

      • Provides ad hoc analysis as deemed necessary working with the multiple stakeholders including COO, Finance, Controllers, HR, and MIS team

      • Directly reports and provides support to the Internal Audit Director of Resource and Efficiency Management


    • BA/BS or equivalent. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are preferred

      • Strong experience in a related role with extensive experience in a business or function; people management a plus but not required

      • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

      • Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and cost-benefit analyses

      • Strong experience in process design and management, with a proven ability to strengthen, streamline and automate operational processes

      • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, including advanced proficiency in Excel; advanced PowerPoint is a must; SharePoint knowledge is a plus

      • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization

      • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare presentation, reports, and projections

      • Proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables according to strict timetables

      • Internal Audit knowledge and experience preferred

      • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills

      • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask

      • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker

      • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality

      • Strong issue identification and problem solving skills

      • A self-aware, self-confident individual who has well-developed listening skills, and a strong ability to engage a group of accomplished business unit heads who are partners to the Internal Audit team with regards to operational and financial activities

      • Ability to work remotely with team members in other regional locations as necessary

      • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views.  This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style

      • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal senior management

      • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record in managing teams and making a positive impact on the organization