Citigroup Executive Strategy and Performance Program Manager - SVP in New York, New York
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Background and Context:
Citi’s Finance Division is comprised of various global functions, including: Citi Ventures, M&A, Treasury, Controllers, Balance Sheet Substantiation, Financial Projects & Initiatives, and Financial Planning & Analysis. The Finance Division is the guardian and communicator of key financial information and controls. As a partner with Citi’s various businesses, Citi Finance drives business franchise and legal entity decisions on capital planning, liquidity, budgeting, tax, strategic direction and policy management.
Global FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) supports Citi CFO, CEO, Senior Management and Board of Directors by developing forward looking insight along with performance measurement and assessment which combined drives enhanced decision making to optimize performance.
The FP&A Global Process Owner (GPO) team is responsible for global process execution and transformation spanning strategic planning and performance management. This position will play a key role in defining and delivering performance measurement standards across Citi, leveraging governance through Citi Executive Scorecards as well as CEO and CFO business review processes.
In this role, the candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a globally robust, consistent and efficient controls framework and providing program management oversight for Citi Executive Scorecards. The candidate will be focusing on managing projects geared to remediate identified gaps in controls environment as well as leading strategic initiatives to improve, automate and standardize the production environment.
This is a highly visible role, providing an opportunity for an experienced finance professional to directly impacting how Citi is managed.
Collaborate across businesses and functions to improve identification, quantification, measurement, reporting and governance of performance measurements.
Partner with Finance, Business and Function stakeholders to lead the annual review of Scorecard metrics across Citi for performance management.
Develop coherent communication strategy and framework utilizing state of the art tools and techniques
Establish global standards for key performance metrics and ensure consistent usage and reporting across planning, review and performance management processes
Lead strategic direction with focus on driving change, immediate improvements, strategic and remediation projects in order to reduce risk, increase efficiency and enhance data performance.
Manage projects geared towards strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of controls environment.
Identify and drive Scorecard and related performance management process improvement opportunities in partnership with the Scorecard team, technology and HR
Enhance the existing controls framework that strengthens the control environment through identification of controls gaps, perform root cause analysis and drive technology and process solutions to remediate
Lead the strategic and tactical automation projects, including scoping, design, implementation and quality assurance of implementation activities taking into account the detailed data requirements across diverse business and functions systems
Gain senior level buy-in to approaches and plans for implementing business process and infrastructure change
Accountable for the successful delivery of change in line with overall programme objectives and timescales
Identify, prioritise and proactively manage risks, exceptions and issues
Reporting of status, risks and issues to senior management Lead the development of production KPIs, used to track production operations and MCA monitoring
Define and ensure completeness and consistency of standard output templates for documentation.
Uses excellent communication skills to influence senior stakeholders and generate support in a matrix reporting environment for key initiatives
Directly engages on detailed issues as well as identifies and mitigates broader issues and risks
The role will involve daily interaction with other managers throughout the global organization, including but not limited to Directors and/or Managing Directors of Finance, trading desks, corporate and consumer banking, risk management, internal audit, compliance, business unit management teams.
Structured program management in banking environments; Project / program / process management experience, ideally in a global capacity
Understanding of risk management measurements
Demonstrate a broad understanding of financial and non-financial performance metrics and their relative value / impact
Ability to navigate balance sheet, capital and return metrics both from a product, geography and legal entity lens
Ability to understand non-financial metrics including risk/control related as well as business drivers and their impact on financial results
Ability to develop processes with strong discipline and governance
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to build relationships across multiple businesses, functions and geographies at both junior and senior levels
Strategic thinker, ability to apply a Total Citi lens to ensure measures are structured to drive the right performance behaviors in aggregate across the firm
Self-starter, must be able to work under limited supervision, to effectively planning and managing multiple projects and milestones
Analytical mindset including the ability to synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to draw conclusions and assist on decision making
Must be able to understand and present complex matters in a way that is meaningful to the audience, delineating between what’s nice versus important
Bachelor’s degree required, Finance and /or Accounting degree preferred;
Advanced degree, Professional Accounting qualification and/or CFA a big plus;
Minimum 7 years related business experience required;
Must have strong knowledge in accounting fundamentals, project management and financial modeling
A control focused mind-set with strong process improvement capabilities. Must be able to evaluate relative control risks and develop creative solutions
Able to determine strategic direction and influence the control framework
Excellent communication and negotiation skills, both verbal and written. The successful candidate needs to be able to communicate with a variety of audiences who have varying levels of expertise, and produce executive communication materials.
Good understanding of regulations
Ability to manage a team and work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment
An ability to influence senior stakeholders and generate support in a matrix reporting environment for key initiatives
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to directly engage on detailed issues but also an ability to absorb summary data to identify and mitigate broader issues and risks
Motivated, organized, and team oriented
Job Family Group:
Financial Planning & Analysis
New York New York United States
Primary Location Salary Range:
$152,050.00 - $228,080.00
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