Citigroup Information & Communications Controls Analyst in Belfast, United Kingdom
MSS Risk & Control is looking for a highly energized, dynamic professional who is ready to join a fast-paced, world leader in the financial services industry. The successful candidate will work with a myriad of professionals in Global Markets Business Management, Chief Administrative Officers, Trading and Sales, Compliance, Legal and Operations and Technology. The position will report directly to the Manager in Belfast but will often be working independently and with a remit to cover all regions. Overview: The goal of the MSS Risk & Controls team is to help establish a robust control environment and culture within the business worldwide. Developing a proactive control approach assists management in achieving strategic objectives, promotes efficiency, reduces the risk of loss and helps ensure compliance with corporate polices, procedures, laws and regulations. In addition, properly functioning internal controls enable management to deal with today’s rapidly changing environment and prepare for future growth. Responsibilities: Support the Operational Risk team and execute control initiatives across Voice Recording, End User Computing, Data Privacy, and Electronic Communication. Collaborate with the various MSS points of contact across these program, as well as other compliance reporting initiatives that arise. Maintain and establish relationships with global Businesses Leads and Functional stakeholders. Coordinate and execute other initiatives as determined through Risk & Control, which may include some detailed analysis at times. Ownership and creation of controls related to electronic communication entitlements and voice recording within MSS, including documentation and maintenance of procedure documents. This will involve collaboration with various groups across MSS, O&T, ICG and ICRM. Assist with additional activities within MSS Risk & Control as required including internal audit and compliance assurance requests. Critical Success Factors: After 12 months, the candidate should: Establish themselves as a recognised electronic communications SME across Markets and Securities Services. Establish a strong working relationship with stakeholders across MSS, ICRM, O&T and ICG, including senior stakeholders. Ensure control reporting is completed on time and that controls remain effective. Deliver on key initiatives relating to voice process enhancements and new controls. Establish a strong working relationship with Business Managers, Trading and Sales. Interaction with IA, Compliance, Legal and Operations and Technology should be BAU. Maintain good standing in key metrics produced by Citi and / or ICG. Challenges: Citi’s ICG Markets & Securities Services business is a complex business with multiple products and services that span the globe. The environment is fast-paced which requires quick thinking, organizational skills, high energy, and timely turnaround. The areas of data analytics and data distribution are also areas of innovation where there is a lack of defined regulation, policy and precedent. The role requires a significant amount drive and thought leadership in order to generate collaboration and motivate change. Development Value: MSS is a global leader in underwriting, structuring, and trading across all asset classes, including equities, corporate bonds, government and agency bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, syndicated loans, structured and futures products. The candidate will work with and have high visibility with senior managers/staff in business and support functions. Data analytics and data distribution is also an area of emerging regulatory focus. This role is expected to expand in perception and importance as the broader data ecosystem evolves. Qualifications: Relevant Risk and Control Framework, or Data Reporting /Analytics background is preferred. Skills: A strong interest in mining various sources of data, and creating useful relevant information for MSS. Demonstrable ability to manage business stakeholders, including those not reporting into MSS. An ability to solve complex problems in a collaborative environment. Strong desktop/PC skills which include working knowledge of MS suite of applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint. Competencies: Communication - Excellent oral and written communications skills; Must be articulate and persuasive. Change Agent - Ability to drive change to business practices by working effectively. Self starting with the ability to multitask and prioritize. Teamwork - Must be able to work in a team environment, listen and work well with others; Team-oriented, client-focused and open to different ideas/viewpoints. Organizational Skills – Capable of prioritizing and multi-tasking in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Strong analytical skills with follow-up and problem solving capability. Ability to analyze a process and recommend ways to improve quality, controls, and efficiency. ------------------------------------------------- Job Family Group: Risk Management ------------------------------------------------- Job Family: Business Risk & Controls ------------------------------------------------------ Time Type: ------------------------------------------------------ Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi”) invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. 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