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Financial Crimes - Compliance Testing Sr Analyst

Job Req ID 23630112 Location(s) Warsaw, Poland Job Category Compliance and Control
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Location: Citi Solutions Center, Warsaw, Grzybowska 60

Job Purpose:

Compliance Testing Senior Analyst will serve as a senior compliance risk analyst for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM)’s Financial Crimes Compliance Testing Team responsible for assessing compliance risks and by performing testing to assess the First Line and Enterprise Support Functions compliance with Laws and Regulations.

You will also be responsible for performing risk assessments of Citi's financial crimes compliance risks (i.e. AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery) and performing independent assurance activities (testing and on-going monitoring) to assess compliance with the related laws, regulations and policies. Other duties involve reporting and escalating control issues and any violations of laws or breaches of policy and validating adequacy of remediation taken to address reported issues.

The Team:

The role is part of the EMEA Financial Crimes Compliance Testing Team based out of Dublin. The team is part of Citi’s Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) function providing independent testing coverage across the first line of defense. This is an excellent opportunity to grow as a financial crimes professional with exposure to more than 50 countries in the EMEA region. The team covers all the ICG Business lines and works closely with various regional and global stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, implementing, and executing compliance testing, continuous testing, and reporting programs within an assigned region in accordance with the Compliance Testing (CT) Plan.

  • Participating in the planning, executing, and reporting of compliance testing reviews and compliance and regulatory issue validation activities for a component of a product line, function, or legal entity within an assigned region in accordance with CT Plan.

  • Executing compliance controls testing, transactional testing, or compliance controls monitoring activities based on the pre-defined testing plan.

  • Documenting findings and report to the Compliance Testing management team.

  • Utilizing innovative compliance testing solutions including Data Analytics to increase value and reduce costs of compliance-related activities.

  • Developing effective relationships within CT function and with other stakeholders including business and technology process owners, and Internal Audit function.

  • Promoting knowledge sharing and promulgation of best practices across ICRM and the business.

  • Monitoring the risk environment and assesses the emerging risks through the Business Monitoring process.

  • Informing CT management of significant compliance matters that require their attention or action.

  • Recommending appropriate and pragmatic solutions to risk and control issues.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience within Compliance Testing, Financial Crimes Compliance or Audit.

  • Experience with auditing principles including audit planning, risk assessments, development of risks and controls matrices, processes and controls design assessments, controls operating effectiveness testing, transactional testing, and reporting activities

  • Experience in planning, executing, and reporting on compliance testing reviews and regulatory issue validation activities.

  • Knowledge in area of Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and AML.

  • Knowledge of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies.

  • Extensive global compliance and audit related experience, and strong knowledge of business processes.

  • Exhibit project management, interpersonal, sound decision making, and intuitive thinking skills Strong interpersonal skills for building strong relationships with stakeholders and engaging teams.

  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills in interacting with non-executives and executive management and across a number of business lines and control functions.

  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive Work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Preferred Certifications (not a must): Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Certification, Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) Certification, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

What you will get in return:

  • Opportunity to work in an international, independent role.
  • Great insight into the regional processes across EMEA, exposure to the extensive amount of products, services and markets.
  • A supportive workplace for professionals returning to the office from childcare leave.
  • Hybrid working model.
  • Competitive social benefits (medical care, multisport, life insurance, award-winning pension plan, holiday allowance, maternity/paternity scheme, achievement recognition system, employee referral award program, leadership training path, and other).
  • Consideration for a yearly bonus.
  • At Citi Solutions Center we cooperate with other Citi entities from all over the world.  Working in our organization involves working on international projects, in a culturally diverse and dynamic environment as well as learning top quality organizational culture.​


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Time Type:

Full time


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