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VP, SOX - Finance Process & Controls Lead

Job Req ID 21315353 Primary Location New York, New York Job Category Finance
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Recognized technical authority for an area within the business. Requires basic commercial awareness. There are typically multiple people within the business that provide the same level of subject matter expertise. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence, and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Significant impact on the area through complex deliverables. Provides advice and counsel related to the technology or operations of the business. Work impacts an entire area, which eventually affects the overall performance and effectiveness of the sub-function/job family.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in ensuring financial reporting accuracy and compliance with SEC requirements and Citi policies; ensures adequate controls are in place.
  • 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 judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
  • Participates in independent appraisal activities performed by internal audit as well as by external auditing firms for the purposes of certification of financial statements and assessing the adequacy, effectiveness, and compliance with financial, operating, information systems, and administrative controls.
  • Strategic professional who advises on directional strategy by analyzing subject matter and its application in own job and the business. Focuses on the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Uses communication and diplomacy to guide and influence others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Technical expert who acts as an advisor on significant business/product decisions.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to senior stakeholders and/ or other team members
  • Recognized technical authority for an area within the business.
  • Lead or assist in the external audit efficiency efforts by working with Citi Teams across the globe and the other SOX Team members
  • Support internal information and reporting requests from SOX program team members
  • Assist in the review and improvement of SOX Program methodology and practices, including innovation initiatives and maintenance of policies and procedures
  • Be a change agent to deliver and maintain a best in class SOX program
  • Assist, where needed, on issues that come up during the annual integrated audit, including managing escalations and intervening to assist the external auditors in obtaining information
  • Manage multiple competing priorities and meet strict deadlines, both internal and external
  • Help educate and train colleagues worldwide on various Deficiency Analysis processes and requirements.
  • Performs other duties and functions as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Related certifications (CPA, CIA or similar) preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience, including within a public accounting firm (auditing of financial services a plus)
  • Experience with Deficiency Analysis, SOX 404, SOX 302, FIDICIA, or Internal Audit preferred
  • Working knowledge of internal control concepts including the COSO 2013 internal control framework preferred
  • Finance or related experience with a focus on process design and improvement. Preference for experience supporting regulatory compliance, operational risk management, or financial reporting.
  • Understanding of common financial products and processes in consumer banking, institutional banking, corporate treasury, and various other corporate finance activities
  • Excellent negotiation, verbal/written communication skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint, especially the integration with other MS products
  • Proven ability to work effectively with virtual teams, to set realistic deadlines, and to effectively manage one’s own time and priorities to meet those deadlines including regular communication and updates to the SVP
  • Process oriented, data driven, and exceptionally well organized and detailed

Education:

  • Bachelors degree, potentially Masters degree

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Job Family Group:

Finance

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Job Family:

Process Control

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Time Type:

Full time

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