• Competitive
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • Citi-US
  • 2018-09-20

Innovation, Analytics - Business Analytics Group Manager

Innovation, Analytics - Business Analytics Group Manager

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,New York
  • Other Location: United States,Florida,Tampa; United States,Texas,Irving
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Audit
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 18057728


About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

 Citi's Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients' and the public's trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

Function background/context:

Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1000 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries. Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi's numerous regulators globally. Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe.

Job Purpose:

This role directs the timely delivery of complex high quality, value added assurance and audit reports for a portfolio of business activities, which meet the requirements of the Boards of Citigroup and Citibank, their affiliates and of Citi's respective regulators, globally.

The Audit Innovation and Analytics function works with members of Internal Audit to identify automation opportunities and develop processes to support the development of audit analytics.  The candidate must be proficient in the development and use of analytics technology and tools to provide automated solutions that enhance audit efficiency and effectiveness, and have functional knowledge of banking processes and related risks and controls.  This role provides the Internal Audit organization best in industry capabilities with business intelligence and advanced analytics leadership.

Key Responsibilities:
•              Apply a strong understanding of business processes, risks and controls to identify opportunities to enhance audit efficiencies and effectiveness through the development and delivery of automated processes.
•              Define and execute areas of opportunity for automation at an enterprise level                                   
•              Drive tool innovations based on stakeholder needs, including adoption of new technologies and techniques
•              Create leading-edge data products that bring new insights to audit planning and delivery                 
•              Leads the professional development of Internal Audit staff. 
•              Demonstrates strong project management skills to help drive the acceptance and governance of Innovation strategic initiatives within Internal Audit.
•              Coordinates solution build outs from requirements gathering, liaising with technology, user acceptance testing, through the development of supporting training materials
•              Develops effective senior line management relationships and has a strong understanding of the businesses. 
•              Applies an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout the corporation and how they impact the overall control environment and the audit approach. 
•              Uses excellent communication skills in order to influence a wide range of internal audiences including respective product, function, or regional executive management partners. May negotiate internally often at  higher levels on matters which will have a major impact on the area managed.
•              Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.  
•              Possesses strong project management and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking. Consulted often by others for advice and opinions and recognized as a leadership role model.
•              Participates in major business initiatives and pro-actively advises and assists the business on change initiatives. 
•              Frequently involved in matters that require complex judgments and solutions based on sophisticated analytical thought such as identifying solutions for a variety of complex and novel audit control issues. Analyzes reporting findings; Recommends appropriate interventions where needed. Proposes creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems. Partners with Directors and Managing Directors to develop approaches for addressing broader corporate emerging issues. 
•              Serves as lead reviewer for all types of reviews, including the most complex. 
•              Develop strong professional relationships with product and function audit teams and their associated leadership to assist in the definition of audit analytics opportunities for assigned audits and business monitoring activities.
•              Coordinate with product and function leadership to identify emerging risks
•              Drives the innovative use of audit analytics
•              Applies a strong understanding of business processes, risks and controls to identify opportunities to enhance audit efficiencies and effectiveness through the development and delivery of automated processes.
•              Defines data needs, designs and guides the team to execute audit analytics during audits in accordance with the audit methodology and professional standards.
•              Assist in the development of presentations and trainings to foster the culture of analytics amongst Internal Audit
•              Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate analytics requirements and results, and make practical recommendations for analytics enhancements.
•              Develop effective working relationships with technology and business management of the area being audited.
•              Promote the use of audit analytics and provide training to team members regarding the use of analytics to enhance all phases of the audit process.
•              Promote continuous improvement in all aspects of audit automation activities (e.g., technical environment, software, operating procedures).


  • BA/BS or equivalent. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
  • Senior level experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables to stakeholders according to strict timetables.
  • Specific subject matter expertise regarding technology application control disciplines and a solid business understanding of various financial services products.
  • Demonstrates experience in managing teams and managing integrated internal audit and assurance delivery within a matrix reporting environment.
  • 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 management.
  • Excellent technical, programming, databases and web development skills. 
  • Mastery of at least five of the following technical skills:
    • JAVA
    • Oracle
    • SAS or R
    • SQL
    • UNIX Shell Scripting
    • VBA
    • MS Access
    • Business Intelligence
    • Visualization tools
  • Data Science skills including extracting insights from large volumes of data in various forms, either structured or unstructured.  Experience in the use of statistics , data modeling, data mining and predictive analytics .
  • Excellent analytical ability to understand business processes and related risks and controls, and develop
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