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Citi: Latam (Ex-Mexico) Controls & Compliance Project Coordinator Assistant Vice President


This is a Contract position in Delray Beach, FL posted January 9, 2021.

Responsible for supporting the Firms overall Control and Governance Framework within Latin America, with a special focus on supporting regulatory remediation activities in the region, including RIM, Data, Model Risk and others.

Focus will be on establishing cluster controls from project management through to Business As Usual requirements, as well as maintenance of the overall execution of the program.

He/she will report directly to the Regional Controls Head and matrix into the LATAM Regional Cluster Control Heads, in full alignment with the local In-Business Control heads.Job Overview:The LATAM (ex-Mexico) Controls & Compliance Project Coordinator Assistant Vice President will be responsible for supporting the Firms overall Control and Governance Framework within Latin America, with a special focus on supporting and reporting on regulatory remediation activities in the region, including Regulatory Inventory Mapping, Data Management, Model Risk and others.

He/she will report directly to the Regional Controls Head and matrix into the LATAM Regional Cluster Controls Head for CCA and Andean.He/she will further support the Cluster Heads in driving region-wide Controls initiatives set up by the LATAM Controls Head, in close collaboration with the Country In-Business Control Officers and Function Heads.

The AVP position will support the regional, cluster and countries coverage of key control governance areas, including Fraud Management, Management of Operational Risk Events, administration of MCA/GRC, KOR Management, and UKI Management, as well as helping to drive the overall strategy for effective controls governance for the region.Additionally, he/she will oversee and manage the regional activities related to the priority global regulatory remediation programs.

This will require close coordination with the global program owners, regional owners and in-country implementation teams.

One of the key remediation priorities for 2020 will be the Regulatory Inventory Mapping program.

This position will support in the establishment, maintenance and change controls of the laws, rules and regulations, as required by the RIM program on an ongoing basis.

The AVP will also manage weekly reporting on all regulatory remediation program statuses from a LATAM regional perspective.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well both as part of a team and independently are a must as this individual will be required to lead efforts single-handedly, as well coordinate very closely with In-Function Control Officers, and work alongside Business partners, Operational Risk Management, ICRM, AML, Legal, Risk, IA, Regulators and other stakeholders on a variety of initiatives.The successful candidate will be expected to help drive the business analytics across key initiatives and proactively project manage high profile projects.

This will require frequent interaction with people at many levels of the organization, from junior analysts to senior management.

This is a diverse and challenging role in a dynamic region with exposure to many product types and markets, as well as responsibility for successful regional implementation of global regulatory remediation programs.Key Duties & Responsibilities:Support the coverage of the risk and control governance model, as established by the In Business Cluster Heads following the guidelines of LATAM Controls HeadOversee the regional implementation of activities and improved control processes related to the priority regulatory remediation programs, including by not limited to: RIM, Data Management, Model Risk Management, DSFTs, NPAC, Liquidity Risk ManagementSupport on the establishment, maintenance and change controls of the laws, rules and regulations, as part of the Regulatory Inventory MappingTrack the status of regional models and support in escalating policy breaches or exceptions for the models.Create senior-level periodic reports to provide status updates and escalations, as needed, on regional implementation related to regulatory remediation programsSupport to the clusters/countries in the Self-Assessment exercises (MCA)Support the countries/cluster/regional process for Managing Operational risk events, including Quarterly AttestationsSupport the Monitoring and reporting on Key Performance Indicators and provide oversight of the controls implemented within the business unitsEscalate issues, trends and themes to senior management through existing forumsIdentify opportunities to implement improvements in controls and governance processes, reporting and forumsPromote Operational Risk awareness, issue self-identification and a strong risk cultureSupport the Model Risk Management Attestation process for LATAM CEO and CCO-owned modelsHandle complex projects independently.

Highly organized with a capability of working with a large number of regional and global teamsResolve day-day project issues and conflicting workload prioritiesReport project statuses, next steps and issues / risks to stakeholders and regional/global sponsorsRequired Skills The ideal candidate will be a take charge individual with excellent interpersonal skills and operational and analytical abilitiesAbility to build and maintain professional working relationships with counterparts in different areas of the organization, working across geographies and corporate LOBs/ functionsAbility to manage through influence (e.G.

management in the absence of reporting lines or with matrix reporting)Demonstrated ability to assess complex issues through root cause analysis and other analytical techniques; structure potential solutionsAnalytical and able to conduct interpretation of regulations and define applicability to processes, products and servicesAbility to influence, understanding how to operate effectively across diverse businessesComfort in navigating complex, highly-matrixed organizationsEffective negotiation skills, a proactive and ‘no surprises’ approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent viewsStrong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organizationQuick learner, team oriented with strong organizational, project management and presentation skillsAbility to prioritize and drive results in a deadline driven environment while maintaining attention to detail and complete accuracyHe/she should have knowledge of Compliance, Audit, Controls and Corporate Information Security policies and standardsCapacity to proactively anticipate, identify, and resolve problemsDesire to drive projects from inception or assignment through executionAbility to present internally and externally to senior executivesAbility to multi-task, prioritize tasks and manage concurrent projects and deliverables, under tight deadlines to achieve deliverables according to the business requirementsSelf-starter who can work independently and with an appetite for challenging assignmentsQualifications3-5 years experience in the Financial Services IndustryGraduate degree, BS or concentration in Business Administration, Legal and/or Finance.

MBA a plusLeadership skills including ability to work effectively and drive results with a virtual global teamUp to date understanding of key risk and control concepts, tools and trends relating to risk identification, rating and prioritization, mitigation and reportingGeneral understanding of financial institutions framework and applicable regulationKnowledge of Regulatory framework and regulations applicable to Latin-American countriesPrior work experience in risk management/mitigation and controlsPrior work experience in operational risk, compliance or operationsPrior work experience in the Latin America region a plusFluent in English Spanish.

Portuguese a plusRisk-based thinking and an analytical mindsetStrong data analytical skills supported by appropriate technical skillsProficient in MS Suite applicationsExcellent written, communication, and interpersonal skillsSome traveling may be required Job Family Group: Compliance and Control Job Family:Business Control 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.

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