Compliance Sanctions Sr. Analyst - Systems Engineering

Citigroup Inc. Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 4 weeks ago

Citi's technology team is growing at lightning speed, and we're looking for talented technologists to help build the future of global banking. Our teams are creating innovations used across the globe - we're changing the way people bank and how the world does business. Citi's technology team supports business operations in 100+ countries, across multiple lines of business spanning both Institutional and retail businesses. The group works to optimize the IT environment by standardizing production platforms, reducing complexity, and introducing innovative solutions that provide new business capabilities, reduce total cost of ownership, and create a competitive advantage for Citi. Join an environment with a laser focus on growth and progress, and take your career to the next level through the power of Citi's unmatched globality and vast expertise.

Serves as a senior compliance risk analyst for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and fostering awareness of sanctions regulatory requirements that Citi must comply with; assessing related sanctions risk exposure, overseeing the quality of sanctions control processes and setting global standards to manage and mitigate those sanctions risks and protect the franchise. In addition, provides support for the collation of potential breaches of sanctions from across the firm and work with contacts in the Business and Compliance to ensure consistent and effective application and implementation of, and controls to evidence adherence to, relevant sanctions related global standards, policies and procedures.

Key Activities include:

  • Analyzing comparative data, preparing and presenting regional and global reports related to sanctions risk assessments, and monitoring of sanctions related issues and escalations with senior management and global partners.

  • Perform internal testing of screening applications to assess functionality and identify potential enhancements.

  • Complete ad-hoc requests for root-cause-analysis (rca) and/or trouble-shooting of screening related applications, rca process requires analytical skills, problem solving, and the use of tools such as SQL, Oracle, and advanced Microsoft Excel.

  • Participate, as needed, in the annual validation of the global screening platform(s); validation requires experience using SAS, R, and a general knowledge of statistics. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are preferable.

  • Data Analysis using large amounts of structured and unstructured global data to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats/risk.

  • Supporting a specialized team of Independent Compliance Risk (ICRM) officers responsible for program execution activities.

  • Contributing to the design and maintenance of a comprehensive written ICRM Sanctions Framework (standards and policies).

  • Also includes drafting technical and non-technical documents, Key Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Design documents, updating technical manuals, and/or technical procedures.

  • Partnering with functional partners and key stakeholders - regionally and globally, as applicable, to ensure potential risks are identified during due diligence, or escalated on an ad hoc basis, are appropriately vetted and addressed. Identifying and escalating to the Chief Sanctions Officer material risks and significant instances of not adherence to the Framework by accountable front line units; directs investigations in coordination with GIU, CSIS, Legal, HR, or as appropriate.

  • Working with cross functional stakeholders to identify system enhancements (technical, as well as procedural), documenting those proposed enhancements, preparing use cases, defining user acceptance testing scenarios, working with technology partners to communicate the requested enhancements, participate in user acceptance testing, and post production validation.

  • Monitoring adherence to Citi's Global Sanctions Policy and relevant procedures; staying current on key Sanctions regulatory changes, key enforcement actions and related industry trends.

  • Overseeing adherence to procedures and processes, to ensure compliance with policies ensuring that front line units meet required standards.

  • Interacting with relevant teams to raise awareness of Sanctions trends, emerging issues, remedial actions or enhancements to the program.

  • Supporting efforts in connection Internal Audit and functional regulators in Program exams and evaluations; tracks and challenges remedial actions from the front line units.

  • Drafting and editing sanctions-related reference materials; support the various electronic record-keeping logs for sanctions licenses, voluntary disclosures; subpoenas etc.; participate in sanctions training programs.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


Education level and/or relevant experience(s)


  • Bachelor's degree; experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; experience in area of focus


  • Advanced degree (e.g. JD, MBA) a plus

  • Preference given to candidates having academic degree(s) within: Management Information Systems, Statistics, Business Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Science Engineering

  • Academic or Relevant Experience with one or more of the following tools/areas: SAS, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Computational Linguistics, SQL, Oracle, R and/or Statistics.

Knowledge and skills


  • Preferably expertise of AML and Sanctions regulations, risks and typologies

  • Experience in analyzing data for the purposes of validating the systems' applied thresholds, parameters, and/or stored procedures.

  • Knowledge of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to analyze data in foreign language preferred.

  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and with people at all levels of the organization

  • Work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and capability to handle multiple projects at one time

  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge in area of focus

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency

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