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Citigroup MYS CTSM KL - AML Independent Validation Statistician (AVP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Description: The AML Independent Validation (IV) provides assurance that the Bank's AML tools are well controlled and fit for purpose. IV operates independently of the tools’ development departments to ensure the objectivity of the validation process. The AML Statistician will work under the supervision of a Functional Team Manager to provide statistical analyses and reports. The scope of these analyses will cover all aspects of the work performed by IV across various Citi AML activities—e.g., optimization, segmentation, tactical tuning, KYC, etc.—depending on current needs and project plans. A primary area of focus for this position will be the validation of scenarios for AML monitoring purposes. The AML Statistician will follow the established globally-consistent methodology, but is expected to have a high level of initiative and creativity and be able to suggest enhancements to the current methodologies where appropriate. Responsibilities: Prepare and validate data. Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis methods. Perform statistical and non-statistical data exploration. Identify data quality issues and work with Technology to address them. Conduct data-driven analyses and create reports. Analyze and interpret data reports, draw conclusions, and make recommendations answering specific business needs. Document solutions and present results in a clear, comprehensive manner to a nontechnical audience, and draft formal documentation and reports using statistical terminology. Enhance existing methodology. Review the statistics and machine-learning literature to generate new ideas, concepts, and models and to improve existing methods of obtaining and evaluating data. Escalate identified risks and sensitive areas in existing methodologies and processes. Maintain an industry-leading knowledge of the tools, systems, and processes available for a best-in-class AML monitoring and detection system. Qualifications:  Strong statistical academic background, knowledge of quantitative methods, including the calculation and interpretation of outcomes A high degree of skill with R, SAS, SQL, and the MS Office Suite. Experience with Python, Hadoop, Hive and Spark, including Spark ML is a plus. Experience in reporting the results of analysis in a clearly written manner, and in presenting findings during meetings and conference calls. A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or related quantitative field is preferred. Good understanding of AML Program and AML monitoring platform. Ability to work under the close supervision of a functional team manager, while preserving independence of thinking and responsibility for results. Ability to discuss the rationale behind a critical assessment of facts and opinions, and to provide comprehensive answers and arguments. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization and across different business units. Ability to coordinate with other members of the team and to deal with conflicting time demands. Provide input on the innovation and application of new and enhanced approaches. Have initiative and a proactive attitude. Ability to work non-standard business hours (including weekends and holidays, if necessary) as determined by business needs. To our Employees we offer: Opportunity of professional development in the international and well-established company Learning opportunities and challenging assignments in which you can utilize your knowledge Competitive social benefits (medical care, staff loan and other) Chance for a career evolution within Citi business structures Development value: Citi provides wide breadth of opportunities within Malaysia and globally for outstanding candidates ------------------------------------------------- Job Family Group: Risk Management ------------------------------------------------- Job Family: Risk Analytics, Modeling, and Validation ------------------------------------------------------ Time Type: Full time ------------------------------------------------------ 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. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi . View the " EEO is the Law " poster. View the EEO is the Law Supplement . View the EEO Policy Statement . View the Pay Transparency Posting

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