Vice President-CCAR, US Branded Cards Risk Management
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Citi Branded Cards North America (N.A.) is the market leader in the US credit card industry with over $90BN in receivables across 25+ million customer relationships. With a pre-eminent global brand and distribution, Branded Cards N.A. maintains its leadership position by delivering industry-leading products, advanced services and payment systems that address clients’ evolving needs. The Branded Cards N.A. business is comprised of Citi Branded Cards Proprietary and partner card products including Costco, American Airlines, AT&T and Expedia.
Integral to Citi Cards‘ success is strong and effective Risk Management that allows us to serve our customers while also protecting Citi’s interests. Brands Risk Management division comprises of 440 highly qualified individuals spread across the globe.
The VP-CCAR role is within the Risk Appetite & Loss Forecasting team. This group is specifically tasked with calculating and managing the net credit loss forecast on a +$90BN portfolio and working with the CECL/Reserves and Finance teams to build forecasts for an adequate operating plan for the future. The VP-CCAR will be responsible for US Branded Cards’ efforts around Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR/DFAST) for Branded Cards and PIL portfolios.
The person should to be a leader - expected to leverage existing resources as well as work single handedly depending upon the dynamics of the situation in order to deliver high quality results. The individual is required to collaborate with Modeling, Finance, Risk Policy, Governance, Global CCAR office, and External Auditors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: compare and contrast macro-economic scenarios, manage and maintain model inventory for CCAR models, analyze model outputs relative to other business, ensure that the models provide rational and logical output. Reconcile detailed financial data from disparate data sources (SAS, Essbase/datacube, including risk and finance databases) for each of the covered portfolios, produce summary documents and presentations, lead management reviews with business leaders and Independent Risk, aid the Global CCAR team in providing presentations and memos to regulators, and external auditors. Manage repository from past cycles, process flows and associated governance activities. Utilize avenues for automation where available and drive process efficiency.
- Collaborate with Risk Modeling, Portfolio and New Account Forecasting, Data and Reporting teams.
- Be able to independently lead the team through:
- the annual stress testing processes (CCAR, Mid-cycle stress testing, Recovery Plan), and
- associated governance activities (Manager Control Assessment, End User Computing, Activity Risk Control Monitoring and its Assessment Units)
- Work with the modeling team and economic forecasting team to ensure Macro-Economic metrics reconcile with the overall economic scenarios.
- Review and challenge existing models (PD, LGD, EAD), and model outputs to identify areas of improvement relative to portfolio & macro-economic trends.
- Understand the calculation of reserves, components of P&L, and the impact of CECL on CCAR results besides understanding the synergies between two processes
- Partner with Finance team to complete requests on financial planning & CCAR/DFAST results and increased integration of credit risk & PPNR results
- Create presentations with supportive analysis, storyboard results, and lead discussions with senior management, Finance heads, Independent Risk; required as part of the business review and effective challenge process.
- Establish and continually evolve standardized business and submission documentation.
- Coordinate with Global CCAR Office, drive centralized reporting requirements, and communicate with Auditors and Regulators
- Partner with Risk and Finance organization to understand sources of data and continue to improve the process of defining, extracting and utilizing data.
- Identify areas of improvement in BAU and drive process efficiency through process simplification and automation (VBA, SAS, etc.); partner with technology teams wherever required.
- Manage information controls (version control, central results summary) to meet business objectives with utmost clarity and least confusion.
- BA or BS degree (Master’s/PhD degree in an analytical field is a plus).
- 6-10 years of work experience in financial services or management consulting.
- Strong understanding of risk management and key regulatory activities (CCAR). Knowledge of credit card industry is a plus.
- Strong understanding of forecasting models; knowledge of statistical models (PD, LGD, EAD), difference between logistic and multiple regression is preferred.
- CCAR / DFAST submission experience is preferred
- Broad understanding of overall business model and key drivers of P&L.
- 5+ years of experience in using analytical packages (SAS, Tableu), datacube/Essbase, MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint)
- Vision and ability to provide innovative solutions to core business practices.
- Ability to develop partnerships across multiple business and functional areas.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Capability and experience to drive changes in order to achieve business targets
- Senior executive interactions - can present credibly to both large and small groups
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence at all levels of management
- Displays flexibility to work well with varying personal styles
- Takes personal responsibility to lead by example. Understands and appreciates diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrates strong ethics
- Develops strong cross-functional relationships within and outside Risk Management
- Contributes to a positive work environment; shares knowledge and supports diversity
Job Family Group:Risk Management
Job Family:Credit & Portfolio Risk Management
Time Type:Full time
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