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Compliance Testing Group Manager - Trading and Banking Systems and Applications

Company: Citi
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Serves as a senior compliance risk manager for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM)'s Testing team responsible for assessing compliance risks and controls implemented by the first and second line of defense. This role will perform technology testing around compliance with key Banking and Broker Dealer Regulations including regulatory requirements related to the key entities. The technology testing will focus on trading and banking systems and applications and include system logic and script testing as per busines specifications, analysis whether the system has been designed to be "fit for purpose' and review of User Acceptance Testing . Also responsible for performing risk assessments of Citi's compliance risks; performing independent testing activities (testing and on-going monitoring) to assess the design and effectiveness of key controls designed to address compliance risk; reporting and escalating control issues and any violations of laws or breaches of policy; and validating adequacy of remediation taken to address reported issues.Responsibilities:Responsibilities include testing of trading and banking systems for appropriateness of design and operations as per business requirements, review of system access controls and scalability to support business operations.Overseeing the development, implementation, and execution of the compliance testing, continuous testing, and reporting programs within an assigned region in accordance with the Compliance Testing (CT) Plan.Managing the planning, execution, and reporting of compliance testing reviews and compliance and regulatory issue validation activities for a component of a product line, function, or legal entity within an assigned region in accordance with CT PlanManaging a team or multiple teams of Compliance professionals. Responsible for hiring, compensation, performance appraisals, staff development, training, etc.Developing and executing a CT Plan to monitor for compliance with rules, laws, and regulations.Executing interactive programs of support and testing, in accordance with CT requirements, that provide regulators and stakeholders' insight into compliance trends, themes, issues, and root causes.Managing and monitoring budgets for assigned CT projects.Serving as a lead reviewer for complex reviews, analysing report findings, and communicating findings to corresponding control/process owners.Develop CT Risk Assessments and CT Monthly and Quarterly Reporting Summaries.Participating in the development and enhancement of the CT Methodologies and Standards for auditing, testing, monitoring, and reporting.Analysing and providing credible challenges to team's assessment of the control environment (of relevant assessment units), including Manager's Control Assessments (MCA), Internal Audit Assessments (and related control metrics such as Issues Being Actioned by Management (IBAM), on-time remediation, Reopens, and MCA effectiveness), Regulatory Issues (and its metrics), Compliance Testing Results, and Legal Matters.Developing effective relationships within CT function and with other stakeholders including business and technology process owners, and Internal Audit function.Building and managing relationships with senior functional management executives, as well as working closely with the regional Compliance Testing Heads, regional Heads of Internal Audit, and functional auditors to ensure delivery of a plan of work that provides testing over the key risks for the Global Corporate Functions.Promoting knowledge sharing and promulgation of best practices across ICRM and the business.Identifying industry best practices and share insight with the CT teams on a regular basis.Informing CT senior management of significant compliance matters that require their attention or action.Additional duties as assignedAppropriately 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, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.Qualifications:10+ years of experience auditing, testing or completing risk assessments within banking and trading systems and applications testing or auditing.Expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologiesDemonstrate extensive abilities as a team leader, which includes creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team, respecting the work-life quality of team members, providing candid and meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progressExtensive global compliance and audit related experience, and strong knowledge of business processes and IT technologies utilized in the Financial Services IndustryExperience in planning, executing, and reporting on compliance testing reviews and regulatory issue validation activitiesKnowledge and extensive experience with auditing principles including audit planning, risk assessments, development of risks and controls matrices, processes and controls design assessments, controls operating effectiveness testing, transactional access segregation of duties, transactional testing, surveillance systems, and reporting activitiesSenior 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 timetablesDemonstrated career progression within highly respected diversified institutions with complex and diverse products and customersUnderstanding of rules, laws, and regulations, and specific regulatory requirements impacting financial services and fixed income productStrong interpersonal skills for building strong relationships with stakeholders and engaging teamsEffectiveness in working within a large scale and complex matrix organization is essentialExcellent oral communication and writing skills in interacting with non-executives and executive management and across a number of business lines and control functionsWillingness to travelMust be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptiveHighly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented, organizedStrong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messagingAbility to work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units; ability to navigate a complex organization; to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior levelExperience in managing regulatory exams and relationships with examiners, auditors, etcAwareness of regulatory requirements including local and US laws, international and industry standardsAdvanced knowledge in area of focusEducation: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; previous experience managing a diverse staff; Advanced degree a plus-Job Family Group:Compliance and Control-Job Family:Assurance-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. and its subsidiaries ("Citi"-- -) invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi.View the "EEO is the Law" poster. View the EEO is the Law Supplement.View the EEO Policy Statement.View the Pay Transparency Posting-Effective November 1, 2021, Citi requires that all successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

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