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Citigroup VP - Transaction Expense Business Analyst in Jersey City, New Jersey

Overview of Citi:

Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Team/Function Overview:

The Business Expense transparency group is a global function with the mandate of optimizing Transaction Expense costs and implementing best in class expense management practices

The team supports multiple areas across the Transaction Expense base, including supply management, demand management, expense reporting, analysis and control, expense systems development and data transparency

Role / Position Overview:

The Transaction Expense Business Analyst will join the Global Business Expense Transparency organization and will support the development and enhancement of Citi’s Trade Cost Calculator and Analytics platform, which is a best in class system designed to provide insight into Citi’s trading costs and activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of the VARCITI trade cost analytics platform

  • Engage with system stakeholders across front office, middle office, operations and technology to understand functions, dependencies and design of robust analytics and metrics

  • Assist in producing meaning and detailed trade and cost analytics, including volume and product profiling reports, to identify key expense trends and cost drivers

  • Work closely with technology throughout the software delivery lifecycle to deliver business requirements and ensure timely release of new products

  • Develop and enhance processes for carrying out reconciliations of trade expense analytics to 3rd party invoices

  • Gathering requirements and analyzing new metrics for enhancing our reporting and MI & for new on boarding requests.

  • Working closely with Technology throughout the Software delivery lifecycle to deliver new requirements and projects

  • Assist in producing robust analytics & reports to identify expense trends and cost drivers for trading expenses

  • Interact with the global efficiency, business transparency and operations teams to understand their functions and provide analytical guidance and advancements.


  • Candidate should have 6 to 10 years of overall experience that includes 4+ years in the financial services industry (preferably in investment banks). Ideal candidate would be a self-contained individual contributor with a go-getter attitude to develop software meeting the laid down quality metrics within the project environment.

  • The candidate would have prior working experience in a competitive, high-paced environment to deliver software to meet business needs.

  • Strong database development capabilities. RDBMS and No SQL with database administration (DBA) experience and / or certifications

  • Strong PC skills essential including MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Project management or similar technology related qualification beneficial

  • Experience in Qlikview / Qliksense is desired.

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience required.


  • Good communicator and strong inter-personal and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate confidently at all levels of the business

  • Strong analytical skills, mathematical problem-solving capability and attention to detail a prerequisite

  • Highly organized with the capability of working with both regional and global teamsSelf-motivated with an enthusiastic and proactive approach. Confident to work independently and can work effectively with business and IT subject matter experts.

  • Detail oriented with a passion for maintaining standards.Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce.

  • Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add values to decisions or actions and organizational success.

Job Family Group:

Corporate Services

Job Family:

Supply Chain

Time Type:

Full time

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