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VP, Finance –Specialty Partners Group, Citi Retail Services (Chicago, IL)

Job Req ID 22557994 Location(s) Elk Grove Village, Illinois Job Category Finance
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Provide financial leadership and support for multiple partner relationships within the Specialty Partners Group (SPG) within the RS business.  SPG programs have >$3B in assets including several recent additions to RS’ strong market position in the retail partner cards industry.  The role is responsible for leading 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 growth in 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.
  • Advise on directional strategy and provide guidance on significant business/product decisions
  • Execute analysis of annual 3-year Strategic/Operating Plans, CCAR PPNR forecasts, mid-year reforecasts, and bi-monthly outlooks in partnership with segment, business, and country FP&A teams.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners and senior management to influence behavior and decision making
  • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.
  • Can exercise independence of judgement and autonomy.
  • Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.
  • 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.


  • 5-8 years of relevant experience required, preferably 3+ years Planning and Analysis experience. 
  • Credit card industry and/or financial services highly preferred
  • Strong leadership skill and business acumen. 
  • Executive presence; ability to interact and influence senior management
  • Superior 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 in a fast-paced, team-oriented, intense environment


  • B.S. in Finance or Accounting

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:

$106,630.00 - $159,940.00


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