ICM-UW Senior Governance and Controls Officer

London, United Kingdom
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 19, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
ICM-UW Governance and Controls Officer (C14 - Senior Vice President)

Citi continues to enhance its business control and governance framework by building out Institutional Credit Management (ICM), a new function in the 1st Line of Defense, to house and consistently manage credit risk activities performed across its Institutional Client Group organization. ICM's objective is to provide integrated "end-to-end" credit underwriting, identification, measurement, management, and monitoring for wholesale credit risk across the enterprise. Within ICM, the Credit Underwriting function (ICM-UW) provides analysis, greenlight, underwriting, first-line-of-defense credit approval and subsequent credit monitoring across all ICG wholesale credit businesses including Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory (BCMA), Global Structured Products, Financings, and Securitizations (GSP-F&S), Treasury & Trade Services (TTS), Markets, and Securities Services (MSS).

This role will report to the ICM-UW Governance and Controls Team Lead.

Support various ICM-UW verticals to implement, monitor, and govern the governance and controls framework including the following:
  • Manage the overall governance and controls framework for certain ICM-UW verticals
  • Provides project support to ensure execution under ICM-UW owned Issues/CAPs
  • Ensure controls framework is fit for purpose for assigned ICM-UW verticals, specifically the ARCM and MCA framework
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of Quality Control framework across the ICM-UW verticals
  • Ensure adequate oversight and management of internal and external audits, including Regulatory, FCR and Internal Audit
  • Engage with ICM-UW verticals to understand any concerns regarding execution of the control environment and/or other applicable emerging concerns which will need to be addressed by the team
  • Interface with ICM-UW verticals to develop and assess adequacy of KPIs to drive scorecard metrics and facilitate the reporting of results and trends
  • Ensure ongoing and timely feedback to vertical heads to sustain a strong control culture and an unwavering commitment to excellence in execution
  • Summarize and present key themes to Senior leaders and present recommendations to facilitate improvement
  • Support the broader ICM-UW team and other global function/business partners on strategic initiatives/projects as appropriate
  • Possesses a working knowledge of the relevant procedures, policies, and related process workflows that govern the end-to-end delivery of credit
  • Strong operational risk management knowledge and practical application (e.g. issues management, ARCM and MCA design)
  • Experience in effectively engaging with banking regulators, FCR, and Internal Audit
  • Thorough knowledge of Citi's systems and operational infrastructure
  • Proven experience in facilitating the execution of key processes that enable prompt execution of the monitoring and management of risks
  • Ability to provide strategic insights and strong sensitivity to macro and regulatory issues, and impact of such issues on the various risk families, including operational and franchise risks
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; proficient at managing complex projects across the wholesale bank
  • Navigates organizational complexity and breaks silos
  • Highly skilled communicator who ensures key messages are cascaded to supported ICM-UW verticals
  • Challenges the status quo of current policies and procedures, championing continuous improvement and innovation to ensure the right balance between policy requirements and client experience
  • BA/BS or higher degree in Business (MBA), Finance or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years risk/risk-related credit work experience in banking/financial institutions
  • Advanced Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrates strong ethics and integrity
  • Strong leadership. Dynamic, flexible, and with strong communication skills
  • Ability to see the 'big picture' in a complex environment
  • Can make decisions under pressure and short timeline
  • Demonstrated influencing and negotiating ability, resolve conflicts amongst various constituencies
  • Creates alignment and transparency across the team by openly communicating both team and individual goals and development areas, and connects team purpose to overall firm strategy
  • Exhibits strategic leadership skills by defining short and long-term goals, assigning resources along with defining and tracking performance metrics to ensure results
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills - adept at presenting effectively to audiences of various sizes and various constituencies
Job Family Group:
Risk Management -------------------------------------------------
Job Family:
Business Risk & Controls ------------------------------------------------------
Time Type:
Full time ------------------------------------------------------
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