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Capital Planning Quality Assurance, Data Senior Lead Analyst - SVP

Job Req ID 21301999 Primary Location New York, New York Job Category Finance
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The Capital Planning team within Citi Treasury is responsible for all aspects of capital analysis, forecasting, and planning for Citi, including providing programmatic leadership for the firm’s capital ratios; Basel Risk Weighted Assets (RWA); CCAR; and Recovery & Resolution Planning. The organization spans the full capital planning continuum, with the Head of Capital Planning reporting to the Citi Treasurer.

The Capital Planning team has created a dedicated Quality Assurance function, headed by a Managing Director, that articulates how and why Citi can take confidence in the outputs of its capital planning processes.  This is an essential function to maintain the requisite level of transparency and accountability throughout the end-to-end capital planning processes, which over time must be harmonized between all points of the stress continuum, from BAU (including spot RWA) to stress (CCAR) to severe stress (Recovery), to the ultimate resolution of the firm.  The Capital Planning Quality Assurance (CPQA) function is responsible for two key aspects of capital planning: 1) understanding, contextualizing, aggregating, synthesizing and reporting the key Assumptions, material model Limitations and Weaknesses (collectively, ALWs) across Citi’s capital planning processes, with a specific and immediate focus on spot RWA and CCAR; and 2) ensuring sufficient quality assurance and other compensating controls are in place to effectively mitigate the impact of any such key Limitations and Weaknesses.

Historically, the firm’s controls over consumption and usage of data has been a weakness across multiple disciplines that fall within the responsibility of Capital Planning, necessitating the creation of compensating controls over time.   Rationalizing and ultimately remediating these compensating controls with strategic solutions is a critical focus area in the firm’s strategy to resolve the concerns raised in the recent Consent Orders.

This role will support the Head of CPQA and the Head of Spot RWA Remediation by collaborating across Capital Planning; across Treasury; across Finance including the Finance Transformation Office; and across the CAO office to develop an integrated strategy to build a holistic approach to improve the data produced and utilized by Capital Planning processes.   This is a critical role that will manage horizontally across the processes centrally owned by Capital Planning (notably, Spot RWA and CCAR) to develop techniques to ensure that the Capital Planning data supply chain is transparent and subject to rigorous reporting and controls.   This role will guide the construction of both preventative and detective controls to ensure that the control environment covers both inputs to, and outputs of, the processes owned by Capital Planning.

As this new Remediation team is built, it will focus on the following critical areas of focus to facilitate the transparency, confirmation and remediation of the data inputs to, and data outputs from, core Capital Planning processes:

  • Upstream supplier management

  • E2E data supply chain remediation

  • Establishment and eventual remediation of compensating controls

  • Scorecarding of KPIs / success metrics

  • Process flows (lineage/tracing) through the data architecture

This is a highly strategic “build the bank” and “run the bank” role that will provide significant exposure to senior management and will partner extensively with colleagues across Finance/FRSS; Independent Risk Management; the RWA supply chain; the CCAR and RRP workstreams; 2nd line of defense functions including the Capital Planning Review Group; and front office business lines. Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and excellent interpersonal skills are required given the high level of interaction with senior managers, auditors and regulators.

Reporting StructureandResponsibilities

This manager role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Head of CPQA and the Head of Spot RWA Remediation to “tell the story” as to how and why Citi can take confidence in the data utilized by its capital planning processes and outputs; and how those processes can improve over time through the replacement of compensating controls with sustainable solutions

  • Delivering thought leadership and supporting the implementation of changes necessary to enhance Citi’s capital planning processes and satisfy evolving regulatory developments, including criticisms articulated in the recent Consent Orders

  • Collaborate with upstream data domain owners to centrally establish, publish, monitor and escalate metrics (preventative controls) within a metrics-based framework that articulates the quality of data inputs to Capital Planning processes

  • Centrally establish, publish, monitor and escalate metrics (detective controls) within a metrics-based framework that articulate the quality of data outputs from CP processes

  • Identify the inventory of compensating controls over data issues and evaluate their impact in the context of the ALW framework, including use of proxy/defaulted data

  • Collaborate with corporate CDGO Data Tracing teams to review the construction, content, and conclusions of data tracing cycles (including change control), with a focus on impacts to Capital Planning outputs and deliverables

  • Collaborate with central Issue Remediation (IMR) teams to ensure proper delivery of issue management lifecycles, with focus on assigning ownership of root-cause fixes at source (typically trade capture or product processor systems)

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree is required.  An MBA, CPA or CFA is preferred.

  • 7+ years of proven experience in driving results with a strong understanding of the financial services industry.

  • Exceptional communication skills, including well-developed verbal, written and presentation skills.  

  • Must be able to quickly create concise, informative executive summaries for internal and external stakeholders that convey a well-developed “story” and advocate for a well-reasoned point of view.

  • Creative skills necessary to craft persuasive, well-researched narratives for senior consumption.

  • Outstanding analytical skills including the ability to assess data flows and identify root causes to identified issues

  • Aptitude for translating strategy into execution in a complex and cross-functional organization.

  • Strong attention to detail with proven ability to distil complex ideas into simple stories

  • Previous experience in Treasury, Controllers or audit functions is preferred. 

  • Previous experience in data-related disciplines or process flow mapping is preferred.

  • Understanding of capital markets and/or institutional banking is a must.

  • Strong audit instincts and ability to apply independent judgment to historical business practices, with a proven ability and willingness to challenge the status quo.

  • A self-starter with ability to independently manage work and drive multiple deliverables concurrently.

  • Ability to gain consensus and agreement across disparate functions, products and geographies.

  • Must have ability to stay ahead in a constantly changing environment. 

  • Must be a change agent, ensuring others understand current direction.

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Job Family Group:

Finance

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Job Family:

Fin Solutions Dsgn & Implement

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Time Type:

Full time

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