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AVP, Finance – Sears, Citi Retail Services (Chicago, IL)

Job Req ID 22554313 Location(s) Elk Grove Village, Illinois Job Category Finance
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About Citi Retail Services

Citi Retail Services (RS), with Assets of nearly $50B, is a leading provider of consumer and commercial credit card products, both private label and co-branded, to national and regional retailers and their customers across the U.S. It also provides retail industry expertise, including transaction data analytics, fully integrated marketing and loyalty programs and advanced digital capabilities. The business services more than 70 million accounts for a number of national brands, including The Home Depot, Best Buy, Sears, Macy’s, LL Bean and Wayfair.

About the Role

Provide financial leadership and support for portfolio within the Cit Retail Services business.  Primary portfolio that will be supported is a long standing Franchise Partner relationship with >$6B in assets.  The role is responsible for providing financial analysis, partnering with external client and multiple functions within Citi.   Key leader in the ongoing development and evaluation of partner program strategies to drive profitable program assets, while optimizing Citi’s capital and operating efficiency through insightful analysis.


  • Oversee key financial processes, deliver insight and support to cross-functional leadership team to deliver on goals for portfolios and as part of larger RS Finance team.
  • Support analysis and modeling for portfolio transformation activities to drive product, channel, and promotion specific profitability at portfolio level; make recommendations that balance growth/volume and returns.
  • Develop, review and approve all promotional pricing, marketing spend, program investment and partner subsidies, as well as support focus on driving on line/digital growth and servicing.
  • Perform cost and productivity analysis; lead expense management efforts.
  • Ensure financial transactions with the partner are in compliance with contract.
  • Work closely with Citi Accounting Policy and Controllers function on accounting requirements for all aspects of partner agreements, changes, settlement, etc.


  • B.S. in Finance or Accounting.
  • Strongly prefer 4-7 years of experience with experience in Planning and Analysis preferred.  Credit card industry and/or financial services highly preferred.
  • Strong independent work ethic, leadership skills and business acumen.  Executive presence; ability to interact and influence others.
  • Strong communication/presentation skills; ability to drive change and support for performance improvement across all functional areas.
  • Strong analytical skills, as well as control and compliance mindset.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented, intense environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Financial Planning & Analysis


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Elk Grove Village Illinois United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$81,230.00 - $121,850.00


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