Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965 and was one of the first foreign banks to open an office here. As the No.1 Corporate and Investment bank in Ireland, Citi led all of the major financing for aviation leasing clients in 2016 in Ireland, which is a global aviation leasing hub. Citibank Europe has been Head Quartered in Dublin since January 2016 and is Citi’s single EU-passported bank, with operations in 21 countries across the EMEA region and is regulated by the European Central Bank with a long-term rating “A” by all three primary Rating Agencies. The businesses covered by Citibank Europe include Markets and Securities Services, Corporate Banking, Trade and Treasury Solutions, Private Banking and Consumer. As of 2016, Citibank Europe has a net income of US$852 million, over 9,000 employees and more than 60% of these working in the Citi Service Centres.
Citi Internal Audit provides independent, objective, reliable, valued and timely assurance to the Boards of Directors of Citigroup and Citibank, the Audit Committees, senior management and regulators over the effectiveness of culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management, and controls that mitigate current and evolving risks and, in so doing, enhances the control environment across Citigroup and Citibank. Internal Audit is a global organization of c. 1,800 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 100 countries. In Citi Ireland c.30 audit professionals provide audit assurance over the activities of Citi Legal Entities based in Ireland and other EMEA locations, including Citibank Europe Plc. (headquartered in Ireland and Citi’s EU Bank). Internal Audit teams based in Ireland are comprised of subject matter experts focusing on Treasury and Trade Solutions, Prime Futures and Securities Services, Corporate and Investment Banking, Operational Risk Management, Model Risk Management, Compliance, Finance, Capital Planning and Regulatory Reforms.
This Assistant Vice President (AVP) will perform audit testing on Markets – Equities and Securities Services audits in the EMEA region. This individual will report to the Senior Vice President (SVP) Funds Services EMEA. Securities Services offers Prime Finance / Agency Securities Lending; Futures, Clearing and Collateral; Global Funds Services (Fund Administration includes Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency and Middle Office Services); Direct Custody and Clearing and Global Custody. The Equities business offers all Equity Products, including Cash (High and Low Touch / Electronic), Derivatives (Flow, Exotic, Structured and Hybrids) and Delta One.
•Contribute to the development of audit processes improvements and pro-actively develop automated routines to help focus audit testing
•Apply solid understanding of internal audit standards, policies, and local regulations to provide timely audit assurance and to influence audit scope
•Perform audits related to Securities Services and Equities businesses including drafting of audit reports, presenting issues to the business and discussing practical solutions
•Provide coaching to team members in all phases of the audit process
•Monitor the risk environment and assesses the emerging risks through the Business Monitoring process.
Experience and Skills
•Experience in a related role with responsibility for business, functional and people management
•Experience of auditing financial services with knowledge of securities services such as asset management, custody and equities products
•Knowledge of key controls operated by support functions associated securities services and equites middle office and back office
•Effective negotiation skills
•Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
What we Offer
•As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
•Competitive paid annual leave
•A non-contributory pension scheme with strong employer contributions
•Life assurance cover
•Citi fully covers medical insurance for all employees with generous day to day benefits as well as hospital cover
•Citi also supports a further education policy
•Wellness program - on site Occupational Health Centre plus a series of informative talks on topical health related subjects
•Tax Saver and Bike to Work Schemes
•Opportunity to work in a flexible environment where the business can support
At Citi, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including an on-site restaurant, coffee dock and shop, a subsidised gym and subsidised social clubs and societies.
Citi boasts a large diversity framework and network which encourages inclusion in the workforce as well as participation in a wide variety of initiatives and events. We also pride ourselves on our engagement with the local community from a Corporate Social Responsibility perspective.
Citi offers employees a competitive benefits package as well as extra additional perks such as corporate discounts and memberships.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer