Product Control - Lead Analyst

Citigroup Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,New York

  • Other Location: United States,New York,Buffalo

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18065500


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.

Job Purpose:

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a VP position working in the Valuation Control Global Process Owner team which is part of Finance Product Control GPO organization.

This role is critical and influential in helping shape and drive process and technology change across the group.

This position requires a good understanding of the Valuation Control IPV function as well as the ability to work effectively at all levels and partner with our key stakeholders and other functions.

The Global Process Owner team are primarily responsible for defining and implementing the Firm's vision of a best in class Product Control function.

This particular role will involve;

  • Creating ideas and insight of how the Valuation Control process can be improved, simplified and operate more effectively

  • Developing a clear plan to deliver the best in class vision of Valuation Controls' process

  • Executing on that plan to ensure the goals are achieved, by driving results and effective management of the process change agenda

  • Partnering with Technology to deliver the right infrastructure tools and solutions aligned to both the Valuation Control vision and best in class Finance direction

Excellent communication and influencing skills are vital. The candidate will need to draw on experience and will require the ability to clearly articulate principles and methodologies to a variety of audiences including senior internal stakeholders and to find creative solutions to issues as they arise. It is key that strong relationships are established and maintained in order to deliver the common vision and goal.

The role also involves working with the Senior Product Control and Valuation Control Managers across all regions ensuring global consistency.

The role will assist with leading innovation across the group and therefore the successful candidate must possess resilience, tenacity and have a desire and passion to succeed in a fast moving, dynamic and forward looking environment.

Job Background/context:

Within Finance, Product Control is a cornerstone function of the Controllers organization.

Product Control is an independent control function that provides financial understanding and insight into revenues and balance sheet. The group are responsible for ensuring the appropriate valuation of the Firms inventory is a key Business partner to internal and external stakeholders.

Alongside the wider GPO (Global Process Owner) team, this individual will focus on leading change management across Global Valuation Control. This will incorporate changes to IPV business processes, systems and technology implementation.

The successful candidate will be involved in the design and implementation of the global IPV process automation.

Key Responsibilities:

Champions Progress:

  • Support change management design, development, delivery and management of communications

  • Lead roll out changes with key stakeholders

  • Act as point for leaders within Valuation Control, helping them fulfil the role of change sponsor

Works as a Partner:

  • Working alongside the other Global Process Owners to design and implement Best In Class Finance function

  • Generate a strong partnership with Technology to deliver business tools and solutions to support Valuation Control function

  • Acting as a partner across Finance and to the other key stakeholders (Business, Risk, Compliance, Technology, etc.) in relation to Valuation Control global process matters

  • Help manage stakeholder engagement by identifying and managing anticipated resistance and any obstacles

Deliver Results:

  • Create plan for consistent global processes, systems and technology and organization structure

  • Integrate planned change management activities into project plans

  • Create actionable deliverables and drive the agenda forward

  • Track and provide regular report updates

  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress

People Management and Leadership:

  • Inspire colleagues to work collaboratively to support learning and achieve superior results; leverage diverse styles and backgrounds to expand thinking, speed learning and improve effectiveness.

  • Consult and lead projects on delivery of vision

Control Framework:

  • Accountability for process alignment with Product Control MCA (Managers Control Assessment)

  • Ownership for process and systems improvements, incorporating key control alignment




  • 6+ years Finance experience, ideally with broad Product Control and IPV experience

  • Proven ability and experience of leading change across a number of different teams / stakeholders


  • Preferably educated to degree level. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience


  • Knowledge of independent price testing of wholesale products e.g. OTC Derivatives, Fixed Income and Securitized Products is required

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships

  • Able to work effectively at all levels of the organization and partner with key stakeholders to complete change projects

  • Strong influencing skills. Able to communicate and present effectively to seniors across the organization.

  • Well organized and detail oriented, willing to deep dive into business process and data flow analysis.

  • Hands-on. Must have a good eye for detail, but also be able to step back and see the bigger strategic picture

  • Hard-working, resilient and tenacious

  • Ambitious, dynamic, highly driven and motivated.

  • An agent of change

  • The maturity and gravitas to challenge ideas and balance opportunities and threats

  • Comfortable operating in an environment, which is challenging and professional with the backdrop of a complex business


  • Ability to work well in a team

  • Self-motivated and innovative

  • Ability to priorities to ensure deadlines are met

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Excellent interpersonal skills able to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines

  • Proven negotiation skills

  • Leadership skills

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