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VP, Valuation Control Global Process Owner – Business Analyst

Job ID 20230866 Primary Location Warsaw, Poland; Job Category Finance
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Job Purpose:

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a VP position working in the Valuation Control Global Process Owner team which is part of Finance Product Control GPO organization.

This role is critical and influential in helping shape and drive process and technology change across the group.

The Global Process Owner team are primarily responsible for defining and implementing the Firm’s vision of a best in class Valuation Control function.

This particular role will involve;

  • Delivery of business requirement and user-acceptance testing for Valuation Control programmes, in line with Citi documentation standards
  • Partnering with Technology to deliver the right infrastructure tools and solutions aligned to both the Valuation Control vision and best in class Finance direction
  • Appropriately assessing risks and issues related to the projects and ensuring timely and effective escalation
  • Stakeholder management covering Regional Valuation Control leads, global Valuation Control teams, other CSC leads
  • Creating ideas and insight of how the Valuation Control process can be improved, simplified and operate more effectively

Excellent communication and influencing skills are vital.  The candidate will need to draw on experience and will require the ability to clearly articulate principles and methodologies to a variety of audiences including senior internal stakeholders and to find creative solutions to issues as they arise. It is key that strong relationships are established and maintained in order to deliver the common vision and goal.

The role also involves working with the Senior Product Control and Valuation Control Managers across all regions ensuring global consistency.

The role will assist with leading innovation across the group and therefore the successful candidate must possess resilience, tenacity and have a desire and passion to succeed in a fast moving, dynamic and forward looking environment.

Job Background/context:

Within Finance, Product Control is a cornerstone function of the Controllers organisation.

Product Control is an independent control function that provides financial understanding and insight into revenues and balance sheet. The group are responsible for ensuring the appropriate valuation of the Firms inventory is a key Business partner to internal and external stakeholders.

VCG (Valuation Control Group) are responsible for performing the independent price verification (IPV) for Citi’s financial inventory, validating valuation adjustments and evaluating the valuation implications of new trade activity.

Alongside the wider GPO (Global Process Owner) team, this individual will focus on leading change management across Global Valuation Control. This will incorporate changes to IPV business processes, systems and technology implementation.

The successful candidate will be involved in the design and implementation of the global IPV process automation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support change management design, development, delivery and management of communications
  • Lead roll out changes with key stakeholders
  • Act as point for leaders within Valuation Control, helping them fulfil the role of change sponsor
  • Working alongside the other Global Process Owners to design and implement Best In Class Finance function
  • Generate a strong partnership with Technology to deliver business tools and solutions to support Valuation Control function
  • Acting as a partner across Finance and to the other key stakeholders (Business, Risk, Compliance, Technology, etc.) in relation to Valuation Control global process matters
  • Help manage stakeholder engagement by identifying and managing anticipated resistance and any obstacles
  • Delivery of business requirement and user-acceptance testing for Valuation Control programmes, in line with Citi documentation standards
  • Integrate planned change management activities into project plans
  • Create actionable deliverables and drive the agenda forward
  • Track and provide regular report updates
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
  • Inspire colleagues to work collaboratively to support learning and achieve superior results; leverage diverse styles and backgrounds to expand thinking, speed learning and improve effectiveness.
  • Consult and lead projects on delivery of vision
  • Ownership for process and systems improvements, incorporating key control alignment

Person Specification:

Knowledge/Experience:

  • 7+ years of work experience, although exceptional candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the role
  • Experience in business analyst role for complex system implementation projects
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • Finance and/or Product Control / Valuation Control experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with advanced data tools (e.g. Python, KNIME, etc) may be an advantage
  • People management experience may be an advantage

Skills:

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong planning & organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines
  • Stakeholder management
  • Self-motivated with the ability to make decisions in the absence of detailed information
  • Confident ability to achieve objectives via working with and influencing others

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree

Competencies:

  • Highly motivated with advanced analytical & problem solving abilities
  • Ability to interpret & implement regulatory guidelines & professional standards
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Professional communication & interpersonal skills

What we offer:

  • Work in a challenging area of the financial industry with one of the world's leading companies with exposure to variety of products, processes and controls
  • Cooperation with a high quality, international, multicultural and global team
  • Work in a friendly and diversified environment, appreciating differences in style and perspective and using them to add value to decisions leading to organizational success
  • Management supporting balanced and agile work (flexible working hours, home office)
  • Attractive benefits package (Benefit System, medical care, pension plan etc.)
  • A chance to make a difference with various affinity networks and charity initiatives

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Job Family Group:

Finance

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Job Family:

Product Control

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