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Compliance Sanctions Sr Analyst

Job Req ID 22504679 Primary Location Tampa, Florida; Miami, Florida; Irving, Texas Job Category Compliance and Control
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Serves as a senior compliance risk analyst 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 for the collation of potential breaches of sanctions from across the firm and work with contacts in the Business and Compliance to ensure consistent and effective application and implementation of, and controls to evidence adherence to, relevant sanctions related global standards, policies and procedures.


  • Analyzing comparative 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.
  • Coordinate and participate in the process for data extraction, analysis and preparation of the contents update for CitiScreening watch-lists
  • Supporting a specialized team of Independent Compliance Risk (ICRM) officers responsible for program execution activities. 
  • Contributing to the design and maintenance of a comprehensive written ICRM Sanctions Framework (standards and policies).
  • Coordinate and participate in implementation of new global, regional, and local screening watch-lists for CitiScreening platform
  • Coordinate and maintain list registration inventory of global and regional lists, screening rule-sets, and search configurations within CitiScreening platforms and repository systems
  • Participate as SME in cross functional projects and initiatives within the ICRM Sanctions teams and Global Compliance Technology teams, as well as with other partner units
  • Participate as SME in the elaboration of business requirements for enhancing screening application capabilities
  • Analyze the specific updates in order to determine possible impact in the screening process
  • Refer possible problematic names (low quality names) for optimization to the corresponding partner teams;
  • Perform periodic regular reconciliations to ensure data integrity of the uploaded lists against the original sources;
  • Detect, resolve and/or escalate anomalies in screening application contents and configuration
  • Analyze and study system capabilities; reviewing alternative solutions; preparing related materials for review with senior team members: collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Partnering with functional partners and key stakeholders – regionally and globally, as applicable, to ensure potential risks are identified during due diligence, or escalated on an ad hoc basis, are appropriately vetted and addressed. Identifying and escalating to the Chief Sanctions Officer material risks and significant instances of not adherence to the Framework by accountable front line units; directs investigations in coordination with GIU, CSIS, Legal, HR, or as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Provide support to management in the development and enhancement of processes and procedures to ensure adequate controls are in place in compliance with various regulatory and legal requirements
  • Overseeing adherence to procedures and processes, to ensure compliance with policies ensuring that front line units meet required standards.
  • Ensure the List and Configuration Management processes are being performed according to the established operational procedures
  • Ensure the process controls in place are being adequately executed
  • Ensure screening watch-lists are correctly loaded into the CitiScreening platforms
  • Ensure the screening configuration setup (i.e., Rule-sets) in CitiScreening is updated according to the Global Sanctions Policy and Standards
  • Pre-emptively detect potential screening gaps for particular businesses reviewing their respective screening configurations (Rule-sets)
  • Promptly and adequately escalate potential issues that could be impacting the end to end screening process under management for all Citi approved screening platforms
  • Support the process for maintaining and updating Sanctions and non-Sanctions lists such as the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list in CitiScreening;
  • Interacting with relevant teams to raise awareness of Sanctions trends, emerging issues, remedial actions or enhancements to the program.
  • Lead interaction with regional screening hubs, list owners and administrators to ensure validation of all list onboarding, list implementation and  updates, and list oversight
  • Lead Regulatory Inventory and Change Management for classification of sanctions and non-sanctions watch lists
  • Track and coordinate Third Party data provider classification processes and list implementation processes to align across the firm and related processes
  • Maintain full knowledge of area of CitiScreening content management expertise
  • Supporting efforts in connection Internal Audit and functional regulators in Program exams and evaluations; tracks and challenges remedial actions from the front line units.
  • Drafting and editing sanctions-related reference materials; support the various electronic record-keeping logs for sanctions licenses, voluntary disclosures; subpoenas etc.; participate in sanctions training programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Provide peer oversight and mentoring to intermediate and junior analysts
  • Conduct assigned responsibilities within their section of the overall Compliance function
  • Assist in the execution of strategic and tactical Compliance plans
  • Analyze and interpret routine business issues, recommending viable solutions and preparing documents and reports on compliance related areas


  • Preferably expertise of AML and  Sanctions regulations, risks and typologies
    • Experience in analyzing data for the purposes of validating the systems’ applied thresholds, parameters, and/or stored procedures.
  • Knowledge of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and capability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Vendor relationship
  • Knowledge of SQL, Cognos is a plus
  • Advance Knowledge of Power Point and Excel is a plus
  • Ability to learn multiple tools


  • 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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