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VP - Transaction Expense Business Analyst

Job Req ID 21264304 Primary Location Jersey City, New Jersey Job Category Corporate Services
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Overview of Citi:

Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Team/Function Overview:

The Business Expense transparency group is a global function with the mandate of optimizing Transaction Expense costs and implementing best in class expense management practices
The team supports multiple areas across the Transaction Expense base, including supply management, demand management, expense reporting, analysis and control, expense systems development and data transparency

Role / Position Overview:

The Transaction Expense Business Analyst will join the Global Business Expense Transparency organization and will support the development and enhancement of Citi’s Trade Cost Calculator and Analytics platform, which is a best in class system designed to provide insight into Citi’s trading costs and activities.


  • Support the development of the VARCITI trade cost analytics platform
  • Engage with system stakeholders across front office, middle office, operations and technology to understand functions, dependencies and design of robust analytics and metrics
  • Assist in producing meaning and detailed trade and cost analytics, including volume and product profiling reports, to identify key expense trends and cost drivers
  • Work closely with technology throughout the software delivery lifecycle to deliver business requirements and ensure timely release of new products
  • Develop and enhance processes for carrying out reconciliations of trade expense analytics to 3rd party invoices
  • Gathering requirements and analyzing new metrics for enhancing our reporting and MI & for new on boarding requests.
  • Working closely with Technology throughout the Software delivery lifecycle to deliver new requirements and projects
  • Assist in producing robust analytics & reports to identify expense trends and cost drivers for trading expenses
  • Interact with the global efficiency, business transparency and operations teams to understand their functions and provide analytical guidance and advancements.


  • 6-10 years of relevant experience that includes 4+ years in the financial services industry (preferably in investment banks).
  • Experience at a global financial industry
  • Knowledge of investment products and/or post-trade lifecycle preferred
  • Data analysis capabilities including SQL preferred
  • Strong PC skills essential including advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Project management or similar technology related qualification beneficial
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience


  • Good communicator and strong inter-personal and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate confidently at all levels of the business
  • Strong analytical skills, mathematical problem-solving capability and attention to detail a prerequisite
  • Highly organized with the capability of working with both regional and global teams
  • Self-motivated with an enthusiastic and proactive approach. Confident to work independently and can work effectively with business and IT subject matter experts.
  • Detail oriented with a passion for maintaining standards.
  • Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce.
  • Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add values to decisions or actions and organizational success.


Job Family Group:

Corporate Services


Job Family:

Supply Chain


Time Type:


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