Citigroup IT Finance Project Group Manager (SVP) in London, United Kingdom
Global Functions Technology (GFT) delivers innovative technology solutions and key global platforms for Citi’s Global Functions division. These solutions enable Citi to comply with regulatory mandates and empower our businesses to achieve their goals, both current and long-term. Our products and initiatives adhere to Citi’s strategic architecture and support the end-to-end integration of multiple global functions within the bank including Finance, Risk, and Controls.
The GFT Finance Accounting Program is a multiyear initiative which will evolve Citi’s Accounting landscape, consolidating disparate flows into a Central Platform, evolving our Finance ecosystem. The program spans the entire of the Citi organization with stakeholders in Finance, Operations, Technology and the Chief Data Office.
The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of program management from inception to implementation for a set of regions and/or businesses. The Finance Accounting Project Manager lead role will report into the GFT Finance Program Lead.
In this role you will act as a Technology Partner and Advisor to Finance and Operations
You will build strong working relationships with business and operational partners and as well as multiple technology teams in both a regional and global setting
You will define and own integrated plans capturing dependencies from upstream and downstream technology teams over a multi-year time horizon
You will ensure the right level of sponsorship and ongoing governance is in place to drive program execution, that we have appropriate & viable technology execution plans, with robust processes to manage risks, issues and dependencies across a complex estate
You will build and manage a technology project execution team with the right skillset and experience to manage complex projects, and actively engage in career development of direct staff
You will drive end to end prioritisation, business case development, requirements management and project execution through to implementation of the key priorities that drive the Accounting strategy
You will drive a culture of accountability across the teams, including the business stakeholder functions
You will ensure that appropriate end to end context is at the forefront and the appropriate end to end process and technical architecture principles are reinforced
You should have extensive recent experience as a technology leader partnering with senior stakeholders across multiple geographies and functions, as well as demonstrated ability to build a strong collaborative relationships that culminate in a delivery track record
Experience of Accounting and/or Ledger implementations and Corporate Finance organization and ideally experience of leading a Finance transformation
You should have a passion for technology and be conversant with industry direction, leading products and trends and a track record of having successfully delivered competitive advantage through technology services
Experience with Oracle/SAP desirable
Experience and/or understanding of regulations and dealing with regulators is a plus
You should have a strong sense of financial soundness and demonstrate a reasonable understanding of budgeting, forecasting and expense management.
You should have experience building and managing diverse, inclusive, high performing teams and keep them engaged and motivated
Knowledge of Core Banking Processes & Platforms, e.g. Flexcube desirable
Job Family Group:
Technology Project Management
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