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Controls & Governance Analyst (hybrid)

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Team/Function Overview
Operating within the Edinburgh Office, the Controls and Governance Team are independent of operations and are responsible for assessing the internal controls environment of Edinburgh Operations and ensuring that appropriate oversight and governance is in place for our Citi Service Centres globally.

This is a first line in-business Risk and Controls role within the Edinburgh site.

Role / Position Overview
The role is to support all areas of Edinburgh in the management and control of their risks and issues via the Citi Risk Framework.

This role covers:
* Governance of offshored and outsourced functions
* Audit Reviews (internal and external)
* Partnering with Operations to ensure robust risk and controls framework is in place
* Lead and support Managers Controls Assessment (MCA) for Edinburgh
* Client Error Reporting

The ideal candidate would have practical experience in a risk and controls role or strong knowledge of Fund Administration - Fund Accounting, Middle Office or Transfer Agency.

Key Responsibilities:
* Prepare monthly/quarterly and annual risks and controls reporting for Edinburgh teams
* Oversee the control environment of our Citi Service Centre partners through Citi's Risk Framework, ensuring testing results are updated and where required, issues/Corrective Action plans (iCAPs) are raised correctly and monitored to conclusion.
* Coordination of client error/incident reporting ensuring appropriate challenge to root cause and preventative action and ensuring any losses are managed effectively.
* Work in partnership with operations and risk colleagues to understand the risk and controls associated with the business and where required, undertake deep dives.
* Lead on any client audits, depositary reviews and any other controls and risk related activities
* Support any internal audits from 2nd or 3rd Line.
* Co-ordinate and support due diligence of our offshore service providers.
* Facilitate Risk and Controls Forums.
* In partnership with operations, ensure that relevant governance is in place for our onshore/offshore locations for Offshore Service Providers (OSPs) and external vendors, ensuring compliance with Citi's policies and procedures
* Support and manage team mailbox and other deliverables.

Development Value:
* Opportunity to directly influence and enhance the control environment for both Edinburgh and our Offshore Service Providers.
* Ongoing exposure to senior management, internal and external audit as well as the client.
* Opportunity to develop an all-round knowledge of the business.
* Where required, the successful candidate will work closely with seniors to ensure projects are delivered within the business and to both our external and internal clients.

Qualifications:
Degree level and/or experience in Fund Administration or Risk and Controls experience.

Knowledge/Experience:
* In depth technical knowledge of Risk and Controls or Fund Administration, including UK regulations.
* Experience in interfacing with external auditors, client and depositary
* Proven ability to manage teams remotely
* Understanding of Risk and Controls as they relate to Fund Administration

Skills/Competencies:
* Ability to juggle priorities in an environment that is subject to change and uncertainty.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to communicate and influence at appropriate level
* In depth knowledge of MS office, particularly excel, powerpoint and sharepoint.
* Valuing diversity: demonstrate an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciate differences in style or perspective and use differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
* Ability to represent the Controls agenda in key regional governance forums including Risk Committees, Metrics Reviews, Business Control Committees and Service Reviews
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Job Family Group: Operations - Transaction Services
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Job Family:Reconciliation and Proofing
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Time Type:Full time
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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.

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Source: Company website
Posted on: 18 Mar 2023
Industry: Banking / Finance
Languages: English
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