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Sanctions Operational Controls Analyst

Job Req ID 22540363 Primary Location Mumbai, India; Chennai, India; Warsaw, Poland; Olsztyn, Poland Job Category Operations - Transaction Services
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Sanctions Operational Controls Analyst role serves as a member of a TTS Sanctions O&T team responsible for Sanctions issue management and oversight, risk identification, monitoring and reporting. Role’s responsibilities will cover executing internal strategies and plans to ensure TTS Operations complies with policies, processes, and programs to comply with Citi policies on Sanctions, prevent violations of law, rule, or regulation through design and follow-through of a governance framework that maintains risk levels within the firm's risk appetite. The incumbent will engage with the TTS Operations, TTS Product, ICRM and Technology stakeholders on sanctions matters including but not limited to management of issues including Corrective Action Plans, monitoring emerging risk trends and controls oversight. Additional coverage responsibilities include initiatives on data analytics, reporting of sanctions metrics, proactive identification of emerging trends by utilizing data, developing solutions that can improve client delivery across the all LOBs, namely Payments and Receivables, Trade, Commercial Cards and Account Services in 90+ countries globally.


·Assist in management, oversight and monitoring TTS O&T Sanctions Issues and Corrective Actions to ensure effective and timely risk remediation, being responsible from all Issue Management life-cycle. Proactively raising and addressing all relevant issues completely and in a timely manner through the drafting, implementation and tracking of relevant Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).

·Minimizing compliance related issues through proactive reviews of process, management of risk and control processes (e.g. lessons learnt mechanism, review of processes etc.), root case analysis and embedding learnings across TTS.

·Assisting in the maintenance of a strong control and compliance environment throughout the TTS O&T organization that can rapidly adapt to changes in the regulatory and compliance environment.

·Assisting in the design, development, delivery, and maintenance of best-in-class policy governance framework for TTS O&T which ensures consistent compliance of all procedures, remediation activities and new products with Citi sanctions policies and programs.

·Maintaining permanent controls readiness and obtaining satisfactory audit ratings across all auditable O&T entities and contributing to successful audits for businesses and functions that rely on O&T as an enabler.

·Performing complex analyses of comparative data and monitoring trends to identify compliance related issues, managing escalations of issues (clients and internal) and ensuring all such issues are remediated in a sustainable manner.

·Designing, monitoring, and reporting metrics and key indicators to proactively capture risk trends.

·Creating reports, decks, data dashboards, graphs and visualizations and presenting them successfully to management using interactive reporting tools.

·Development and administration of sanctions training for TTS O&T Teams globally.

·Preparing clear and concise bulletins related to compliance matters and updates on compliance projects for TTS O&T Teams.

·Perform any other additional tasks as warranted by business requirements.


·Relevant experience in a financial institution, preferably sanctions, internal audit or risk management.

·Knowledge on Issue Management principles and Sanctions Policies is preferred.


·A Bachelor’s degree is required.

·An advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA) OR certification / diploma in risk management, audit OR compliance would be a plus.

Skills and Competencies:

·Initiative leadership and coordination skills with ability to manage and oversee remediations and projects concurrently.

·Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, prioritize business goals and drive results with a high sense of urgency.

·Proven Analytical ability. Pragmatic problem solver, forward thinker with independence of thought.

·The ability to analyze, model, interpret data, solve problems by adopting a methodical and logical approach

·Good written/verbal communications skills.

·Proven ability to meet new challenges, assimilate new information.

We offer:

·A challenging work environment where you can collaborate with global teams to contribute to critical banking applications. 

·A great environment for learning new technology and tools, online and instructor led training opportunities. 

·Social benefits (e.g. private healthcare, Benefit System, life insurance). 

·Working in a friendly, dynamic and multinational environment with ability to interact and work with senior stakeholders globally.

·Opportunity to have an influence on the way you perform your tasks - our teams are constantly looking for new and better ways and we encourage all improvement ideas.


Job Family Group:

Operations - Transaction Services


Job Family:

Cash Management


Time Type:

Full time


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