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Controller SME Controls VP

Job Req ID 21300263 Primary Location Frankfurt am Main, Germany Job Category Finance
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Job Purpose:

New role will be responsible for German Finance Controls environment and related communication with regional SMEs on a day-to-day basis.

New Role will be involved in and lead new and ongoing projects and will also Support German Country Controllers.

Job Background/Context:

The role reports to Country Controller within German broker dealer vehicle CGME and will have a Matrix reporting to UK Sub- Cluster Control Lead.

The role works closely coordinating activities with other Finance areas both locally, our service centres, and regional Control Leads.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Germany will be the European Broker-Dealer Hub as part of Citis Brexit Strategy which will be supervised by ECB.

  • The role will also support UK Sub- Cluster Controls Lead and ensure high quality of control environment in Germany Finance.

  • Improve financial controls environment for the German legal entities and maintain regular and effective communication across Finance and other units in the organization locally, regionally and within cluster

  • Coordinate Quarterly Management Controls Assessment (MCA) and Annual Risk Assessment process for the Germany Finance.

  • Lead and drive targeted controls reviews incl. identification and escalation of detected gaps.

  • Work with senior leadership partners on strategic planning, establishing guidelines and implementing controls.

  • Assist with the implementation of controls policies and procedures

Development Value:

  • Will provide the successful candidate with exposure to a wide range of products, disciplines and projects.

  • Dealing with diverse groups of people across different geographical locations.

  • Involvement in key, high profile country and cluster-level projects.

  • Internal, external and regulatory audit exposure.

  • Exposure and experience from broad range of business activities, while simultaneously building a strong theoretical and technical knowledge over bank products, accounting and reporting.

  • Exposure with all areas across the finance department.

  • Work with Regional Control Team to identify, leverage and implement best practices and processes across Citi to strengthen Germany Finance controls.

  • Assist country controllers in coordination of Internal Audit reviews for Germany Finance.

  • Involvement in regulatory queries and Germany governance projects.

  • Representing Finance on various meetings and committees (such as Regulatory Reporting Governance Committee).



  • Qualified Accountant (preferred).

  • University/College degree, specialized in Accounting/Finance/Economics


  • Ability to develop innovative, yet pragmatic solutions and approaches that "fit" the environment.

  • Information gathering, organization & analytics

  • Analytical thinking.

  • Team player and very good interactive communication skills.

  • A pro-active decision maker who has the ability to champion Finance initiatives to successful conclusion.


  • Understanding of and practical experience with Finance processes

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Finance Organization

  • Fluent in English, German language skills would be an advantage.

  • Experience in a global company, working with regional leadership and matrix organization structure

  • Experience working with off-shored teams and outsourced activities an advantage


  • Very good analytical skills, ability to learn new systems and analytics software

  • Self-starter who proactively seeks to improve existing controls and streamline processes both from a tactical short-term viewpoint.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, attention to detail and the ability to meet reporting and project deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in being able to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements.


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