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Financial Resource Management - ICG Strategic Projects - Business Control Project Lead VP

Job Req ID 21326065 Primary Location New York, New York Job Category Institutional Trading
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Financial Resources Management

The management of capital and liquidity is a key area of focus for senior management, recognized as being among the most significant challenges currently faced by the banking sector. As a firm, our ability to effectively lead our businesses in these areas will be a significant determinant of our future competitiveness.

Financial Resources Management (FRM) provides in-business leadership on capital and liquidity management and efficiency across the Institutional Clients Group. The team exists to solve complex problems, concentrating on regulatory & capital optimization opportunities to support the business strategy of the Institutional Clients Group (ICG) franchise. In partnership with Risk, Finance, Front Office, Compliance, and Technology groups, FRM provides guidance, structure, and analysis for efficiency efforts and project portfolios

FRM Strategic Projects

The Strategic Projects team collaborates across both FRM and the ICG franchises to track, manage, and coordinate programs from initiation to delivery. Strategic Projects exist to facilitate collaboration between various teams, to manage risks and issues during the project lifecycle, and identify high-impact issues that require solutions. In this role you will be part of a fast-paced, team-oriented meritocracy where everyone has a voice and your ideas could have a powerful, immediate impact.  Key benefits include development of specialized capital knowledge, experience developing and executing complex analytical processes, exposure to senior leadership and multiple products across our ICG franchises, and working in a rewarding, creative, and dynamic environment.

Business Control Project Lead

The focus of the Business Control Project Lead VP is to provide oversight and guidance to the Business Control Project Team as it partners with the FRM business and FRM Control Manager to identify and address control gaps, acts as an ambassador of operational risk management culture in order to build controls into the day-to-day operation of the FRM team, and drives progress against open corrective against corrective action plans (CAPs) that have been opened to resolve gaps identified by various stakeholders.  The role will involve direct interaction with FRM team members of every level, requiring clear written and verbal communication skills, the diplomatic ability to influence people to change the status quo, and strong project management abilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing the FRM Business Control Project Team
  • Partnering with the FRM business to establish quality assurance processes and metrics
  • Project management of open FRM corrective action plans (CAPs) to ensure FRM is meeting requirements
  • Required to liaise with 2nd and 3rd line of defense partners to ensure that expectations around control remediation are being met
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgement regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency

Key Competencies:

Partnership & Collaborative Success

  • Desire to partner with other stakeholders in the firm to drive objectives to delivery
  • Strong interpersonal skills to identify and resolve conflict to mitigate roadblocks
  • Ability to defend the team’s interest and priorities, while putting the firm first

Acumen & Communication

  • Strong ability to manage, prioritize, and communicate at different levels and between cross-functional teams
  • High degree of self-advocacy, motivation, and development
  • Highest level of professionalism and business acumen

Creative Problem Solving

  • Ability to understand complex ideas and problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to identify, communicate, and advocate for solutions at both high and granular levels
  • Superior attention to detail, accuracy, and scope
  • Innovation mindset and intellectual curiosity

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of operational risk and control framework, implementation, and evaluation
  • Proficient in MS Project, SharePoint and other project resource management tools
  • High ability to develop an analysis, interpretation, and presentation
  • Able to learn new systems quick and maximize potential of available tools


  • Strong understanding of the Business Risk & Control environment, including regulatory expectations
  • Strong project management experience
  • 6+ years relevant experience in a control function within the Financial Services industry, such as Audit, Compliance, Operational Risk, and/or Business Controls.
  • A demonstrated history of delivering on initiatives
  • Ability to coordinate processes and work as part of multiple teams across a firm
  • Proven analytical skills for developing data analysis and quantitative strategies
  • An ability to manage personal workload and agenda independently but in alignment with the priorities of the business unit
  • Ability to work under pressure in a highly professional Front Office environment

Additionally, the candidate should have an appetite to develop a detailed understanding of the following areas:

  • Regulations concerning capital, liquidity and balance sheet, and related technology infrastructure
  • ICG products and services


Job Family Group:

Institutional Trading


Job Family:

Quantitative Analysis


Time Type:

Full time


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