Audit Director - ICG Markets Operations

Employer
Citi
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 14, 2020
Ref
8696949
Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Audit Director is a senior level management position responsible for contributing to the strategic direction of Citi's Internal Audit (IA) function, in coordination with the Audit team. This role is also responsible for managing multiple teams of professionals. The overall objective of this role is to direct audit activities that support a subset of a product line, function, or legal entity at the global or regional level, in accordance with IA standards, Citi policies, and local regulations.
Citi Institutional Client Group (ICG) provides world-class products and financing solutions for corporations, governments, and institutional investors through dominant underwriting, sales and trading, and distribution capabilities. ICG Markets Operations is a key support and control partner to the business, providing operational support to all trading areas globally. The ICG Markets Operations audit team is responsible for coverage of key operational processes, including settlements, payments, corporate actions, margining, loan processing, reconciliations, client on-boarding and regulatory reporting.

Responsibilities:
  • Deliver multiple current audits to specification, and ensure the delivery of audit reports are complete, insightful, timely, error free and concise
  • Contribute to the delivery of reports outlining IA's contributions, and oversee audit's coverage and reporting on common high risk areas
  • Provide independent assurance on the design and operating effectiveness of an area, at a global or regional level
  • Ensure timely delivery of comprehensive regulatory and internal audit issue validation, including issues arising from other external parties
  • Ensure IA meets/exceeds expectations, and support and drive the IA Transformation Program and IA's and management's efforts
  • Improve the identification, measurement, management, reporting and controls in governance, risk and control environments
  • Support and endorse the Quality Assurance (QA) function of IA, and resolve issues found by QA, improving audit processes and coverage
  • Ensure the adoption of Citigroup and Citibank Audit Committee Charters and the IA Charter, and engage in internal/external negotiations
  • Oversee various tasks to build the audit team, including recruiting staff, developing and training the team, and managing the budget
  • 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, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.
Qualifications:
  • 15+ years of experience in a related role
  • BA/BS or equivalent. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
  • Advanced level experience in a related role with extensive experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.
  • Specific subject matter expertise regarding strong business understanding of traded products, especially those associated with the markets business and supporting operations processes Demonstrated experience in managing teams and managing integrated internal audit and assurance delivery within a matrix reporting environment.
  • A self-aware, self-confident individual who has well developed listening skills, and a strong ability to engage a group of accomplished business unit heads by providing proactive advice on a variety of audit matters while carefully balancing the independent requirements of the IA function.
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and senior management.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record in managing teams and making a positive impact on the organization
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred

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