The Finance Acctg Sr. Analyst is a seasoned professional role. Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function.
Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business.
Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach / taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information.
Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources.
Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal / formal leadership role within teams.
Involved in coaching and training of new recruits Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and / or facilitating services to others in area of specialization.
Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.
Supports the management and control data flows to and within Finance applications to ensure integrity and completeness of data, including by preparing and recording financial transactions for legal vehicle and regulatory reporting purposes, updating the general ledger, recording financial transactions, and preparing of consolidated financial statements, in accordance with management reporting requirements, for legal vehicle & regulatory purposes.
Also, includes specialized accounting, such as equity compensation, securitization, payroll and investment accounting.
Manages one or more processes, reports, procedures or products, and considered analytical or procedural "expert" representing a unit or team on cross-function process or project deliverables.
Supervises day-to-day work of junior level employees.
Take responsibility for the accurate reporting of accounting reconciliations on Citi reporting tools.
Review and examine key controls for accounting process within the process handled.
Resolves complex problems or transactions, where expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines or processes.
Partner with key stakeholders including legal entity managers, e.g. Country, Balance Sheet control group (BSCG), Global process lead (GPL) & Global process owner (GPO) across multiple locations communicating progress on assigned process completion.
Identify and appropriately highlight / escalate potential issues relating to account with stakeholders such as Regional Balance Sheet control group / Country controllers / Global process lead (GPL) and Global process owner (GPO) and work with them for resolution.
Applies in-depth understanding of concepts and procedures within own area and basic knowledge of other areas to resolve issues that have impact beyond own area.
Develops and demonstrates an understanding of how assigned areas of process collectively integrate to contribute to achieving business goals.
Directly impacts the leadership in assigned process through responsibility for delivery of end results leading to business solutions.
Ensures essential procedures are followed and contributes to defining standards.
Provides assurance and partners with audit team to monitor controls and accuracy of accounting.
Persuades and influences others through strong communication and diplomacy skills
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.
Chartered Accountant (CA) / Master in business administration (MBA) / Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent combination of education
5-8 years of experience in accounting management with commensurate stakeholder management experience
Experience in Financial Analysis
Advanced English level
Bachelor’s / University degree or equivalent experience
Job Purpose :
The CAA professional is responsible for supporting financial reporting of various Institutional Client Group (ICG) and Global Consumer Banking (GCB) Legal Entities and Segments within Citi, supports Controllers in fulfilling responsibilities related to financial accountability, entity governance, policies and procedures.
Also, is responsible to facilitate the interaction with other key areas such as Close, Corporate Reporting, Regulatory Reporting, and Product Control.
This is a senior analyst role that includes, but it is not limited, to the preparation and presentation of financial statements utilizing Inquiry Framework (reporting platform), monthly and quarterly variance analysis, and documenting financial highlights.
Coordination of external reporting to various agencies may be required, as well as interaction with internal and external audit.
The role also includes oversight to the month-end close process; create internal monthly, quarterly and annual reports, US GAAP compliance and collaborating on and / or leading special projects and initiatives.
Key Responsibilities :
Contributes on the creation of Financial Statements using reporting platforms for variance analysis presentations and results documentation, and supervises a team in the execution of these same tasks.
Actively participates in the interaction forums with business.
Applies basic accounting concepts and principles and applies where relevant, also guiding other team members.
Understands the month-end close process including timelines and high-level data flows and the applicable systems
Understands the general principle behind Citi Finance Policies & data standards
Applies relevant process Guidelines
Reviews and analyzes variances and proposes required adjustments for completeness and accuracy.
Interprets, guides and challenges others in the application of accounting principles.
Identifies potential issues within one’s own function or process lapses.
Applies basic understanding of the change management process and the impact to one’s processes.
Has checker tasks to review team members deliverables.
Understands the basis of the Citi’s management organizational structures.
Fosters an audit readiness culture, and supports audit requests and walkthroughs as required.
Knowledge / Experience :
Degree in Accounting, Finance or related business experience
6-8 years of Accounting / Finance or related experience required
Advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Project management experience preferred
Full Suite experience preferred Power BI experience preferred
Advanced English proficiency (90% or above)
Analytical and process improvement mindset
Accountable for supervising a team, delivering strong results to key stakeholders in US, locally, and sometimes globally
Culture of awareness, strong attention to detail and zero operational errors in the group
Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
Adaptability to change
Evaluates moderately complex and variable situations, and works on the action plans for resolution
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
Diverse talent oriented, with ability to help team members develop (train and coach)
Is comfortable making presentations in a formal setting
Strong vocal leadership, is articulate and assertive
Ability to work with all levels of management, exhibiting diplomacy skills Ability to create networking