Citigroup VP, Financial Solutions Lead Analyst, Accounting GPO in Tampa, Florida
The Accounting Process work-stream within The Record-To-Report Global Process Owner Team (R2R GPO) is responsible for designing and implementing global standard accounting infrastructure, processes and governance to ensure accurate, consistent and timely accounting of transactions into Citi’s Books and Records.
The role holder will support the Sr. Lead Analyst by working with key stakeholders across Finance, Finance Risk Shared Services (FRSS), Global Finance Technology (GFT) and other disciplines to drive standardization and automation of product and non-product accounting globally, with appropriate alignment and accountability of accounting activities. The role will support Citi’s Finance Transformation priorities and Consent Order deliverables as it relates to accounting.
Supporting the definition, development, and implementation of standardized accounting processes and key controls leveraging Citi Enterprise Architecture Methodology (CEAM); defining standardized data, accounting rules, and business events.
Supporting the delivery of current Accounting Engine programs and identify further near-term automation opportunities.
Defining and developing the business requirements and testing plan for automating and remediating high-risk manual Accounting processes.
Defining infrastructure, process, and control requirements to ensure accurate, consistent, and timely accounting of transactions into Citi’s books and records.
Partnering with Controllers, Operations, FRSS, and other stakeholders on Consent Order priorities
Working with FRSS to implement centralized and standardized accounting processes and controls in Shared Services.
Working with businesses, functions, and regions to identify and prioritize accounting transformation opportunities and work-streams.
Partnering with Citi Accounting Policy to ensure Citi has a robust process to address new / changed accounting standards.
Working with Data Services and BSS to ensure that Accounting and GENESIS Contractual processes are aligned.
Partnering with Finance Transformation and Business Simplification work streams to develop requirements and prioritization of Citi's target state accounting models and processes.
Identifying opportunities to leverage Accounting Engine and Full Suite to adopt multi-GAAP accounting where possible.
Preparing documentation such as policies, standards, procedural guides, process maps, and taxonomies.
Developing key metrics to measure adherence and effectiveness.
5+ years of relevant financial services experience with an in-depth knowledge of lines of businesses and financial products.
Ability to deliver results and influence change effectively across geography, functional areas and levels.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and to work with geographically diverse resources.
Knowledge of Citi Finance architecture and systems impacting Citi’s Financial Books & Records.
In depth, knowledge of Citi’s accounting processes, and understanding of the Controller, FRSS functions.
Strong accounting skills and an understanding of accounting policy in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, across organizational levels, functions and regions.
Strong analytical skills, acting as an expert or advisor on Accounting matters
Experience with process reengineering / process improvement, design and implementation of accounting and closing processes.
Ability to influence senior Finance, Business and Operations stakeholders.
Self-motivated with the ability to make decisions in absence of detailed instructions.
Individual should be analytical, flexible, team-oriented, have good interpersonal, communication, and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
Strong background in one or more areas of finance preferred
5+ years of relevant experience in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field in the Financial Services industry is required.
Process reengineering and change management with program/project management or PMO experience in using a structured methodology to successfully track, plan, monitor and report on concurrent, multiple projects.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
Bachelors’ degree in Finance or Accounting.
CA, CPA, ACA, or CFA certifications a plus.
Job Family Group:
Fin Solutions Dsgn & Implement
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