Citi ROHQ - FRO - Financial Reporting Closing, Reporting and Analysis Lead in Philippines
Primary Location: Philippines,Central Luzon,Makati
Other Location: Asia Pacific
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Function: Finance
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: No
Job ID: 17012909
Citi Shared Services’ Finance and Risk Operations (FRO) unit provides services to several Asian entities for Citibank. They drive end – to end processing, reporting and analysis of legal entity results. The role offers opportunity to manage a wide range of reporting and analytical tasks and ad hoc projects.
A challenging position within the Financial Reporting team, working with senior stakeholders in FRO, Country Finance as well as other Global locations across Citi shared services. The role requires supervision for preparation, review and reporting of Regional Legal Entity results to Head Office.
The role also entails a responsibility over ensuring strong controls framework, building strong leaders and teams covering the reporting as well as playing a critical role driving global improvement initiatives.
The successful candidate will be the functional lead for a section / country of overall FRO’s financial reporting and analytical team.. The team interacts with most areas within Finance including Product Control, Planning & Analysis, Tax and various stakeholders in FRO organization as well as head office and a large part of the role is managing the relationship with the seniors. The role is varied and brings exposure to wide range of businesses and financial products.
Managing Monthly & Quarterly preparation of P&L and balance sheet and other reports
Supervising the country’s timely submission of monthly deadlines to file results to head office
Analytical review of financial statements and providing oversight to establish reasonableness of financial results
Review, analyse and provide sign offs for US and other regulatory reports
Acting FRO representative for country, region or global standardization initiatives
Close coordination with country/regional finance. Manage queries, escalation and issues raised to the team
Relationship management with senior FRO and Finance stakeholders as well as Head Office functions
Adhoc projects that arise relating to further streamlining (or retirement) of existing systems or processes and assisting in the implement of new systems/processes
Participation in global Internal Audit as well as KPMG audit engagements
Driving change initiatives to help FRO FR team to standardize EMEA reporting processes
Good understanding of Investment Banking
Proven auditing experience
Ability to interpret financial information
Strong interpersonal skills
Experience in Citi reporting processes or Product processing group will be an added advantage
Strong PC skills in Excel and Word
Training will be provided on other proprietary systems used within this position
Ability to communicate with senior managers
Masters degree in finance is a must, CPA or its equivalent is preferable
7-12 years Financial Services Audit/Banking experience
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
A high calibre individual with strong communication skills, both written and oral
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritise in order to meet reporting and project deadlines
Someone who can hit the ground running, and can operate at a senior level with minimal training
Self starter who proactively seeks to improve existing controls and streamline processes both from a tactical short term viewpoint, and also from a strategic long term perspective, and implement these initiatives to completion
Good interpersonal skills to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines