VP, Finance Planning & Analysis Lead Analyst - US Branded Cards (Long Island City or Wilmington, DE)

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VP, Finance Planning & Analysis Lead Analyst - US Branded Cards (Long Island City or Wilmington, DE)-19001527

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.


Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.


Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.


Citi Cards is a global market leader in the credit card industry.  US Branded Cards generates revenues of over $8B annually on average loans of ~$85B.  The US Branded Cards Financial Planning and Analysis Team is a critical component of the US Branded Cards Finance team, providing analytical and strategic support to the US Branded Cards CFO and CEO.


The US Cards FP&A Team is looking for a highly analytical and dynamic individual to join the Reporting & Analytics team. The Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) function supports the CFO of the Global Cards business. The team is responsible for analyzing financial data, reporting financial results to Consumer and Corporate CFOs, supplying executive management with insights to make strategic decisions, and providing other internal and external stakeholders with the transparency to understand the dynamics driving the business. The group works cross-functionally with both the Cards business as well as other teams in Citi Finance to understand the financial results and drive performance. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support for the Branded Cards quarterly earnings process, which prepares the Corporate CFO to discuss financial highlights of the Branded Cards business with the investment community during quarterly earnings release presentations and investor meetings.

  • Ongoing assessment, tracking and reporting of all the Company’s business unit performance with respect to financial, strategic and operational goals and initiatives with timely communication of opportunities and risks.

  • Develop and implement processes and systems to meet weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting & corporate forecasting requirements.

  • Major component of the role will be the ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral presentations, actionable analytical insights on complex topics revolving around relevant trends and issues impacting the business and the credit card industry. 

  • Understand the dynamics driving the business’s financial performance and be able to synthesize insights into a business narrative.

  • Collaborate with business, Risk and Finance partners to craft and manage the Branded Cards financial narrative that informs internal discussions and external business messaging.

  • Advise on strategic topics through an understanding of product profitability and financial target considerations.

  • Capacity is reserved for ongoing Ad-Hoc analytical projects relating to the Branded Cards business, including but not limited to: strategic planning, target setting, external investor presentations, and returns analysis. 

  • BS (MBA preferred) in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related field

  • Minimum of 4 - 6 years of experience of financial analysis in a large corporate environment (credit card experience are a plus)

  • Excellent quantitative/analytical skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail

  • Ability to translate complex consumer behavior and business trends into meaningful and actionable presentation observations

  • Demonstrated strengths in building trusted relationships with management

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn a complex business.

  • Ability to work independently with a proven track record of solving problems and delivering solutions.

  • Experience working effectively in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment within a matrix organization.

  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills (VBA and Access a plus).

  • Knowledge of systems/programming like Hyperion, SAS, Essbase, etc. a plus.

  EEO Statement: Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  Pay Transparency: Citi won’t discriminate against anyone for discussing pay, but those with access to pay data in their work can’t disclose it unless responding to complaints/investigations or legal requirements.

7 April 2019
Location: United States New York Long Island City
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
Finance / Accounting
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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