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Compliance Testing Director - Citi Global Wealth Management (NAM)

Job Req ID 21325630 Primary Location New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey Job Category Compliance and Control
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  • Overseeing the development, implementation, and execution of the compliance testing, continuous testing, and reporting programs within an assigned region in accordance with Compliance Testing (CT) Plan.
  • Directing the planning, execution, and reporting of compliance testing reviews and compliance and regulatory issue validation activities for a component of a product line or function, or legal entity within an assigned region in accordance with CT Plan.
  • Managing a team or multiple teams of Compliance professionals. Developing, attracting, and retaining talent; recommending staffing levels required to carry out the unit’s role and responsibilities effectively while establishing and adhering to talent management processes and compensation and performance management programs.
  • Assisting in the development of a robust CT Plan to monitor for compliance with rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Developing a valued interactive program of support and testing that provides regulators and stakeholders’ insight into compliance issues; trends; themes, and root causes. 
  • Developing a valued interactive program of support and compliance risk management services covering the assessment and reporting of Key Compliance Risks across businesses and products, legal entities and jurisdictions, providing stakeholders with insight and practical solutions to improve the control culture and environment across Citi.
  • Defining resource requirements and budgets for CT projects.
  • Serving as a testing owner for complex reviews, analyze report findings, and recommend appropriate interventions where needed.
  • Identifying and evaluating emerging risks and present findings to CT function leadership.
  • Analyzing and providing credible challenge to team’s assessment of the control environment (of relevant assessment units), including Manager’s Control Assessments (MCA), Internal Audit Assessments (and related control metrics such as Issues Being Actioned by Management (IBAM), on-time remediation, Reopens, and MCA effectiveness), Regulatory Issues (and its metrics), Compliance Testing Results, and Legal Matters.
  • Participating in discussions with the firm’s regulators in connection with inquiries, inspections, and exams.
  • Participating in the development and enhancement of the CT Methodology and Standards for auditing, testing, and reporting with compliance risk focus.
  • Providing regulator briefings as necessary and insight to the State of Compliance Report on a quarterly basis to the Audit Committees of Citigroup and Citibank.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Extensive global compliance and audit related experience, and strong knowledge of business processes and IT technologies utilized in the Financial Services Industry.
  • Possess strong project management, budgeting, and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, and exhibit initiative and intuitive thinking.
  • Executive presence and a reputation for building strong relationships with stakeholders and leading teams, both direct reports and in peer/influence models. Effectiveness in working within a large scale and complex matrix organization is essential.
  • Solid understanding of rules, laws, and regulations, and specific regulatory requirements impacting financial services broadly and specifically the wealth management businesses.
  • Proven experience in leading transformational change, in influencing geographically dispersed teams of world-class professionals and in implementation of cost effective and technology enabled innovative solutions in compliance monitoring, testing, and reporting.
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and “no surprises” approach in communicating issues, and strength in sustaining independent views.
  • Excellent communication skills in interacting with non-executives, executive management, regulators, and across a number of business lines and control functions.
  • Effective persuasion skills, the ability to work effectively at the highest levels of the organization, and networking and influencing skills. This person will be comfortable acting as an agent for positive change with agility and flexibility.
  • Proven track record in preparing and presenting formal written reports to Audit Committee, Compliance Committee, Board of Directors, and C-Suite Management.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented, organized.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messaging.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of Compliance programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex issues through root cause analysis and other analytical techniques; structure potential solutions; drive to resolution with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level using sound judgment and successful execution, understanding how to operate effectively across diverse businesses.
  • Experience with and previous exposure to internal or external control functions and regulators (incl. the US).
  • Ability to challenge business management and escalate issues when appropriate.
  • Strong track record of effectively assessing and managing competing priorities.
  • Experience managing diverse teams, and comfort navigating complex, highly matrixed organizations.
  • Comfortable acting as an agent for positive change with agility and flexibility.
  • Subject matter expertise in area of focus.


  • Bachelor’s degree; experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; extensive experience in area of focus; previous experience managing a diverse staff.
  • Advanced degree (e.g. JD, MBA) a plus.


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