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VP, NAM Equities Valuation Control Supervisor

Job Req ID 21330528 Primary Location New York, New York; Getzville, New York Job Category Finance
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Job Purpose:

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to be part of the NAM Equities Valuation Control team as Valuation Control Supervisor.

The candidate must have a strong understanding of current global accounting and regulatory developments pertaining to the valuation of financial instruments, along with a strong understanding of implementing/maintaining an effective control framework.

The role will cover valuation control of the entire inventory held within the NAM Equities business and will require strong communication skills and teamwork across multiple locations and departments.

Due to the technical nature of the role and the high-volume nature of the business, it is important that the candidate demonstrates an aptitude to succeed in learning the technical aspects of Equities valuations, in order to pose a credible challenge to a growing business.

Job Background/Context:

The Valuation Control Group (VCG) is an independent global group within Product Control responsible for reviewing and reporting fair value inventory consistently across all asset classes.

VCG is organized along business lines and clients of the group include Business Heads, Line Product Control, Market Risk, Model Risk, Compliance, Legal Department, Middle Office, Internal Audit, external audit firms and the regulatory bodies in countries impacted by Citi’s footprint. VCG collaborates closely with its client base to ensure complete understanding of business valuation issues and accurate execution of valuation control policy.

The successful candidate will supervise parts of the Equities business from a valuation perspective within NAM. Due to the small size of the team, the candidate will be expected to have hands-on involvement.

Key Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibility

  • Responsibility for all aspects of valuation control of the business, including validation of market data inputs, reporting and analysis.
  • Producing and implementing methodologies / procedures for valuation adjustments and price testing across the business, with particular attention to the design of controls.
  • Ensuring timely remediation of regulatory matters requiring attention, audit findings and associated reporting demands associated with the area of responsibility.
  • Development of appropriate controls to effectively ensure compliance with Policies and Standards pertaining to Valuation Control.
  • Acting as first point of escalation with regards to any discrepancies and price variance breaches
  • Identifying pricing issues, valuation parameters or instrument types that may require particular attention with critical analysis of the valuation issues involved
  • Take a leading role in global, cross-functional projects

People Management and Leadership

  • Leadership and accountability for parts of NAM Equities Valuations
  • Acting as a business partner to the Business, Risk, Compliance and Finance
  • Managing / developing offshore team

Control Framework

  • Enhancement and effective management of the VCG control and governance framework associated with the NAM Equities Business

Knowledge/Experience:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in a valuation, risk or product control related discipline
  • Strong understanding of current global accounting and regulatory developments pertaining to valuation of financial instruments
  • Ability to understand complex concepts and effectively challenge peers in Finance, Risk and the Business
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Skills:

  • Ability to manage time and work priorities efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to perform within a time pressurized environment
  • Understanding how to design and maintain a robust control framework
  • Understanding of cash and derivative valuation methodologies in at least one Asset class
  • Hands-on experience of implementing new or enhancing existing valuation methodologies
  • Working with other stakeholders in driving change
  • An understanding of accounting for fair-valued instruments, with a focus on complex / exotic derivatives
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to train and develop a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Hands-on. Have a good eye for detail, but also be able to communicate to seniors in a succinct/clear fashion

Competencies

  • A proven track record of execution skills
  • Ability to work well in a teams (actual and matrix)
  • Ability to influence individuals outside of core management hierarchy
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Ability to prioritize to ensure deadlines are met
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any finance, economics or quantitative related subject.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience

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Job Family Group:

Finance

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Job Family:

Product Control

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Time Type:

Full time

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