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Compliance Sanctions Officer - Screening Process Manager

Job Req ID 22472387 Primary Location Tampa, Florida; Irving, Texas Job Category Compliance and Control
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Serves as a senior compliance risk officer for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and fostering awareness of sanctions regulatory requirements that Citi must comply with; assessing related sanctions risk exposure, overseeing the quality of sanctions control processes and setting global standards to manage and mitigate those sanctions risks and protect the franchise. In addition, provides support and helps drive strategic initiatives which advance Citi’s commitment to consistent and effective application and implementation of controls which evidence adherence to relevant sanctions related global standards, policies, and procedures.

Coverage also includes maintaining all documents, approvals - internal and external for audit and traceability purposes, functioning as a subject matter expert on Sanctions related items such as customer and transaction screening processes, alert disposition models, maintaining  trackers and checklists to support the coordination of the large number of projects making up the Book of work. Incumbent will also be involved in multiple large integration projects from start to finish from a compliance oversight perspective, identify and escalate potential risks and issues, and participate in resolution, and provide senior reporting. 

The resource will also act as an internal ICRM Sanctions project manager / lead and coordinate activities within Screening Solutions & Controls, Sanctions Business Coverage and Sanctions L3 teams as needed during Requirements, Design and Go-Live phases of Business and Technology led projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with the team to provide advice to business with respect to applicability of policies and implementation of the economic sanctions program and regulatory changes.
  • Analyzing data, preparing and presenting regional and global reports related to sanctions risk assessments, and monitoring of sanctions related issues and escalations with senior management and global partners.
  • Providing input on new business initiatives, new products, and advise on complex processes; provide ongoing engagement and assist in oversight of projects, including plan development, accountability, design, progress, governance, and reporting. 
  • Partnering with functional partners, as applicable, to ensure potential risks are appropriately vetted and addressed. Identifying and escalating to the Chief Sanctions Officer material risks and significant instances of non-adherence to the sanctions compliance framework by accountable front line units.
  • Monitoring adherence to Citi’s Global Sanctions Policy and relevant procedures; staying current on key Sanctions regulatory changes, key enforcement actions and related industry trends.
  • Overseeing adherence to procedures and processes, to ensure compliance with policies ensuring that front line units meet required standards. Promoting global consistency of Sanctions ICRM practices and policies – within the line of business as well as cross-sector.
  • Interacting with Management to raise awareness of Sanctions trends, emerging issues, remedial actions or enhancements to the program. Assessing the impact of issues/violations (legal/regulatory, policy, reputational, etc.) and dimensions control process gaps to help management define disciplinary and corrective actions, as appropriate.
  • Participating in and managing, as appropriate, various internal assurance processes, e.g. Regional Enterprise wide and Horizontal risk assessments, self-assessment, internal audit or compliance assurance reviews. Supporting efforts in connection Internal Audit and functional regulators in Program exams and evaluations; tracking and challenging remedial actions from the front line units.
  • Drafting and editing sanctions-related reference materials, including policies and procedures, risk assessment, management reports, training, and correspondence with government authorities; and participating in sanctions training programs.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates ICRM Sanctions activities to integrate Product Processors (PPs) currently used by various Citi Businesses and Functions with the standard platform for both Customer and Transaction Screening in Citi, namely CitiScreening.

  • Reviews different project artifacts, including business integration profiles, and business requirements from a compliance perspective and provide approvals per the documented procedures.

  • Stays current on Sanctions Policy and Standards requirements as well as Citi's Account and Transaction screening platform (CitiScreening's) functionality to be able to ensure that optimal solutions are proposed while staying within policy requirements and without any Sanctions risk.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Preferably expertise of AML and Sanctions regulations, risks and typologies
  • Knowledge of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and with people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to both work collaboratively and independently; ability to navigate a complex organization
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate with team members
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and capability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in area of focus

Education:

  • 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; experience in area of focus; Advanced degree preferred

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Job Family Group:

Compliance and Control

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Job Family:

Sanctions

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Time Type:

Full time

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