Citi ROHQ - FRSS - Integrated Close Process Lead in Philippines

  • Primary Location: Philippines,Central Luzon,Makati

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18021851

Description

Finance and Risk Operations based in Manila, Philippines aims to align financial and management reporting processes across the Asia Pacific region, to have a common set of processes, thereby ensuring the efficient and effective execution of control, reporting and analysis requirements. By partnering with Country Financial Control, the organization strives to improve the efficiency of this common function by reducing defects and improving cycle time. The Program involves the identification and transition of the activities from Country Financial Control into Finance and Risk Operations. This shared service also relieves the businesses of routine financial control and reporting activities thus allowing legal vehicle financial controllers to concentrate on high-level, value-added analytical activities. These processes are continuously reviewed to achieve Six Sigma Quality while maintaining integrity of financial and management reporting

This is a product and management accounting and reporting function which requires the staff to be familiar with the following aspects:

  • Corporate reporting requirements, with specific emphasis on the reporting of business results according to the correct business segment, product and geographies

  • Revenue dynamics of banking products (be the SME of the reporting requirements of at least 1 product or 1 report)

  • Hierarchy of Management accounts used by Citi (such as PMF Accounts, Managed Segments, Geography, Products and Customer Segments)

  • Nature of the business supported

  • Management Reporting systems and databases used by Citi

  • Team reporting and production workflow

  • Risk and Control principles, policies and practices of Citi; frequent interaction with country finance, FRO team members and team leaders regarding various topics and concerns that affect the month end closing process

  • The Team Lead is expected to manage a process team, and perform as checker of the junior analyst on top of his own production deliverables. He is required to mentor the younger ones on professional interaction skills

  • Furthermore, he should also be able to provide advice on new reporting requirements and deal with more senior members of country finance

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience of at least 3-5 years in financial or management reporting operations, audit or finance functions

  • Preferably with previous experience in management or product accounting role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Economics, Finance, accounting or related field

  • Preference for accounting qualifications with CIMA/CPA/CA or CFA certification

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong spreadsheet and database management skills

  • Familiar with the shared service set-up, its financial reporting requirements and local regulations applicable to each supported geographies

  • Ability to communicate and possess interpersonal skills so as to interact professionally with people at all levels and diverse nationalities

  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail, but able to see the big picture

  • Flexible

  • Ability to get the job done in time

  • Ability to prioritize multiple and competing demands

  • Client-focused for exemplary customer service

  • Strong team player, willing to learn and share experience with other team members

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