EMEA Finance Risk & Control Analyst – VP (Hybrid)

Job Req ID 22570015 Location(s) London, United Kingdom Job Category Finance

The EMEA Finance Risk & Control (R&C) team enables the EMEA Finance organization (across 54 countries in EMEA including Citi Solution Centre (CSC) to execute on Citi Finance Vision and Strategy and is a driving factor in delivering robust and consistent design, monitoring and governance of the control framework across EMEA Finance. Our people make all the difference in our success.

Responsible for Risk and Control activities including Operational Risk (MCA), Issue Management, Governance and Management Reporting, Transformation and Data initiatives, Audit Liaison, Policy, and SOX. The team is led by EMEA Finance Risk and Control Manager (FRCM) reporting into EMEA CFO and Global FRCM with direct reporting line to EMEA Franchise Controller.


The EMEA R&C team are subject matter experts supporting all disciplines of Finance: Regulatory Reporting, Accounting Policy, Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Recovery and Resolution Tax, and Legal Entity Management. The team operates through three key strategic locations London, Budapest and Dubai

This role will focus on supporting control transformation initiatives including setting-up standard control framework across all Finance disciplines. The role will also entail strengthening Governance activities across Finance by deploying data analysis and digital tools and will involve presentations to Finance seniors, EMEA CFO and his leadership team.

  • Participate in control simplification and transformation projects and feed in purposely to offer perspectives from the teams.
  • Perform deep-dive on the current themes and concerns, and focus on providing pragmatic solutions on issues to the teams.
  • Support in implementation of consistent control framework across all Finance discipline and timely monitoring of controls
  • Run thematic reviews and analysis across all areas and countries, to identify opportunities of control improvements including best practices and consistency
  • Utilise data mining techniques to perform analysis over data across all areas within the EMEA Finance
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing and communicating through effective presentations to senior management.
  • Prepare management reports and attend meetings with senior stakeholders within EMEA Finance i.e. EMEA CFO and EMEA Franchise Controllers
  • Implement timely and effective communication across the region for policy or requirement changes,
  • Provide adequate challenge to the functions to ensure control design is followed while performing production activities.
  • Proactive and ‘no surprises’ approach in communicating and escalating issues; and strength in sustaining independent views.
  • Complete additionally any other tasks/ ad-hoc controls projects in connection with the role but not detailed in the current job description, changed by the direct manager, supervisor, or the functional head.
  • Development Opportunities:

  • Opportunity to widen your knowledge of the banking industry and the products traded
  • Opportunity to present and work closely with EMEA and Global Finance Seniors with chance to build an exceptional global network of professionals, Finance, Risk and Compliance
  • A socially active team and communities with diverse networking opportunities
  • Long-term career path and mentoring by senior colleagues and leaders
  • Competitive compensation package and benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements in an organization that acknowledges life-work balance
  • Qualifications / Experience:

  • CPA or ACCA equivalent, preferrable
  • Internal Audit knowledge gained as a practitioner or in an associated consulting role
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment in EMEA, particularly in relation to governance
  • Financial products knowledge is an advantage
  • Good understanding of culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control frameworks in leading international organizations
  • Skill /Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to deal with a range of senior/ junior staff across a number of disciplines and across a wide range of countries.
  • Influencing and effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyze a process and recommend ways to improve quality, controls, and efficiency
  • Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Exhibits strong teamwork and Collaboration
  • Ability to interpret & implement regulatory guidelines & professional standards
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete tasks within tight deadlines
  • This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.