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Close Assurance and Analytics DBS Senior Analyst

  • Primary Location: Costa Rica,Heredia
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 19000180

Description


Job Purpose:
The CAA professional is responsible for supporting financial reporting of various Institutional Client Group (ICG) and Global Consumer Banking (GCB) Legal Entities and Segments within Citi, supports Controllers in fulfilling responsibilities related to financial accountability, entity governance, policies and procedures.  Also, is responsible to facilitate the interaction with other key areas such as Close, Corporate Reporting, Regulatory Reporting, and Product Control.
This is an intermediate role that includes, but it is not limited to, leading teams inside the organization the preparation and presentation of financial statements utilizing Inquiry Framework (reporting platform), monthly and quarterly variance analysis, and documenting financial highlights.  Coordination of external reporting to various agencies may be required, as well as interaction with internal and external audit. The role also includes Daily Analytical Review, including reasonability checks and variance composition for balances above established thresholds; Preparation and posting of report level adjustments (RLA); Notification of report issues; Monthly reasonability assessment of the Daily Balance Sheet results per established KPI and monthly rule based adjustments (RBA) reasonability review.
Key Responsibilities:
  1. Demonstrates effective people management skills; builds trust and confidence within the team.
  2. People leadership -regularly holds team meetings, understands the key issues within teams and raises them to seniors in a timely fashion
  3. Full management responsibility, ensuring motivation and development of team.
  4. Analytical Review & Adjustments: Daily Analytical Review, including reasonability checks and variance composition for balances above established thresholds, preparation and posting of report level adjustments (RLA), Notification of report issues; Monthly reasonability assessment of the Daily Balance Sheet results per established KPI, Monthly rule based adjustments (RBA) reasonability review.
  5. Provides detailed variance explanations with clear link to business drivers.
  6. Conduct analytical deep dives on businesses, activities, and balances.
  7. Reviews and analyzes variances and proposes required adjustments for completeness and accuracy.
  8. Explains the financial and Market drivers for less-complex products and how it impacts the relevant Balance Sheet components.
  9. Interprets, guides and challenge others in the application of accounting principles.
  10. Identifies and explains errors and gaps in the process.
  11. Proposes remediation steps for issues within non-complex processes.
  12. Identifies areas of improvements within sub-processes.
  13. Participates in global projects related to specific processes and change management initiatives
  14. Identifies, resolves and drives sustainable resolution of complex issues.
  15. Evaluate drivers that impact business and Citi’s Accounting Policies, Procedures and Standards.
  16. Identifies and explains errors and gaps in the process.
  17. Proposes remediation steps for issues within both non-complex and complex processes.
  18. Identifies areas of improvements within sub-processes; engages in periodic process reviews and drives process improvements identified.
  19. Leverages business knowledge and experience in ensuring the accuracy of results.
  20. Identifies opportunities to further facilitate efficiency, as well as, improve overall quality of analysis to support business reviews.
  21. Understands the interdependencies between the Legal Entities and Management structures and identifies transactions that are necessary to ensure compliance with appropriate policies.
  22. Demonstrates process expertise and leadership.

Qualifications


Knowledge/Experience:
  1. Degree in Accounting, Finance OR related business experience
  2. CPA preferred
  3. 6-8 years of Accounting/Finance experience required
  4. 3+ years supervising experience
  5. Experience with structured products, derivatives or other financial instruments, and/or bank regulatory reporting is preferred
  6. Advance skill in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  7. Project management experience preferred
  8. Full Suite experience preferred
  9. Advance English proficiency and any other language is a plus
  10. Fostering and developing teams in distributed geographic environments
Skills:
  1. Commitment to detail
  2. Culture of awareness, attention to detail and zero operational errors in the group
  3. Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Leadership and team building skills are vital; must have the ability to guide staff through change management initiatives
  5. Adaptability to change
  6. Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  7. Is comfortable making presentations in a formal setting
  8. Strong vocal leadership, is articulate and assertive
  9. Further develops a diverse financial talent pool, that can meet the demands of a growing team
  10. Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  11. Ability to work with all levels of management
  12. Coaching and mentoring skills
  13. Strong networking
  14. Strong influence across organization
  15. Strong negotiation skills