Function background / context :
Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1000 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries.
Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi’s numerous regulators globally.
Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe.
Job Purpose :
This role directs the timely delivery of high quality, value added assurance and audit reports for a portfolio of business activities, which meet the requirements of the Boards of Citigroup and Citibank, their affiliates, and of Citi’s respective regulators, globally.
In this role, the candidate will serve a leadership role on the Mexico Integrated Risk Management Audit team. This team provides a comprehensive program of audit coverage for Mexico risk management activities across lines of business.
The individual will be responsible for executing most complex audits as both a project manager and as a participant, as needed.
Key Responsibilities :
Assist in the development and execution of a robust Audit Plan, by reviewable entity, for assigned businesses in accordance with Internal Audit standards, relevant government statutes and regulations and Citigroup and Citibank policies.
Delivers on time high quality audit reports, Internal Audit and Regulatory issue validation and (where appropriate, branch examinations, as well as business monitoring and governance committee reporting.
Directs complex audit activities for a component of a product line, function, or legal entity at the regional or country level including a portion of the audit annual plan.
Applies in-depth level of expertise in one or more of the corporation's businesses and leverages this knowledge into a leadership role in one or more teams.
Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts and use of technology.
Possesses a broad and comprehensive understanding of different Internal Audit standards, policies and local regulations;
applies a broad and comprehensive knowledge of high risk areas including : Consumer and Investment Banking, project / program management, regulatory compliance.
Develops effective mid-line management relationships and has a strong understanding of the businesses.
Applies an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout the corporation and how they impact the overall control environment and the audit approach.
Uses excellent communication skills in order to influence a wide range of internal audiences including respective product, function, or regional executive management partners.
May negotiate internally often at higher levels on matters which will have a major impact on the area managed.
Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
Possesses strong project management and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking.
Consulted often by others for advice and opinions and recognized as a leadership role model.
Partners with SVP and Directors to develop approaches for addressing broader corporate emerging issues.
Serves as lead reviewer for all types of reviews.
Prepares Business Monitoring Quarterly Summaries.
Prepares, validates or re-validates Entity Risk Assessments.
Qualifications and Competencies
BA / BS or equivalent. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
Senior 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 timetables.
Specific subject matter expertise regarding technology application control disciplines and a solid business understanding of Risk Management concepts, especially those associated with Integrated Risk Management framework.
Demonstrates experience in managing teams and managing integrated internal audit and assurance delivery within a matrix reporting environment.
Strong negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views.
This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing
Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and management.
8+ years of Internal Audit experience, preferably in Financial Services Industry.
Knowledge of the Latin America business markets.
Written and verbal communication in English.