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Accounting Policy Lead Analyst

Locations: New York, New York Job Function: Finance Employee Status: Regular Job ID: 19117132

The Global Consumer Bank (GCB) Accounting Policy team is responsible for researching and advising on technical accounting matters under US GAAP for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank. 

Internal clients include Financial Controllers, Corporate and Regulatory Reporting, Tax, Risk and other control functions as well as various GCB businesses including Credit Cards, Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Mortgages, among others.

The position is responsible for:

  • leading implementation efforts for new accounting standards under US GAAP;
  • preparing and delivering presentations to facilitate firm-wide education of new or proposed accounting standards to ensure that management understands the impact of new standards;
  • assisting in the review of Citi’s financial statement filings, including 10-K and 10-Q;
  • reviewing and approving new products and structured transactions by participating in the Consumer Product Approval Committee (CPAC) process;
  • providing technical accounting advice to various businesses;
  • assisting the Finance function to strengthen the control environment;
  • interacting with accounting standard setters (primarily the Financial Accounting Standards Board)
  • actively participating and representing Citi on accounting industry forums and committees.

Qualifications

The candidate must ideally possess:

  • a BA/BS degree or higher education;
  • Big 4 accounting firm financial services experience or accounting policy or other technical accounting role at a financial institution;
  • a CPA/ CA qualification or equivalent;
  • knowledge of accounting and financial instruments under US GAAP as well as knowledge of financial markets;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • the ability to work very closely and confidently with many different levels of management from Finance, Risk and GCB Businesses;
  • strong negotiation, research, analytical, organization, presentation and drafting skills;
  • the ability to multi-task while working on both short and long-term projects.

In addition, the candidate should be a fast thinker/quick learner and possess the ability to work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines.  The candidate will also need to be able to work autonomously as an effective member of a dynamic and motivated team.

Experience

5+ years post-qualification experience. Examples of relevant experience: Big 4, Top tier Bank, FASB and/or U.S. banking regulator. Detailed knowledge of relevant U.S. GAAP standards for banks ideal.

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Grade :All Job Level - All Job FunctionsAll Job Level - All Job Functions - US

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Time Type :Full time

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