Citi Global Markets Operations Control - AML & Sanctions Governance Head in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Primary Location: United States,New Jersey,Jersey City

  • Education: Associate's Degree/College Diploma

  • Job Function: Risk Management

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 16064635


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.

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Global Markets Operations Control – AML & Sanctions Governance Head

Working alongside our existing Governance team and reporting directly into the Global Head of Markets Operations Control, the goal of the AML & Sanctions Governance Head is to co-ordinate, provide guidance and advice in relation to the implementation of AML Transaction Monitoring and conformance with the Global Sanctions Operating Model across Global ICG Markets Operations.

Working in partnership with the Global Sanctions Compliance, AML and other Control organizations, ensure conformance across ICG Global Markets Operations to both policy and standards in relation to the above.

Develop and implement a control framework for ICG Markets Operations to govern both AML & Sanctions requirements, including but not limited to: MCA, KRI, exception reporting/monitoring and escalation standards

Key Responsibilities

  • Principle point of contact for ICG Markets Operations Control in relation to AML & Sanctions GOM

  • Provide guidance in evaluating the risks & controls, and ensure appropriate remedial actions are in place as it relates to AML monitoring & sanctions

  • Proactive reviews of Markets Operations related control processes and reporting to ensure conformance to policy and standards

  • Support and interface to Internal and External Control organizations (Internal/external audit, Regulatory, Compliance, AML, Business Controls & Supervision etc.)

  • Oversight of corrective action plan remediation in relation to AML & Sanctions across Markets Operations

  • Align and support the wider Market Operations Control strategy

  • Ensuring that significant risks are appropriately and timely escalated through Control / AML / Sanctions Governance Channels

Development Value:

The successful applicant will develop their expertise in the ICG products and businesses we support. Gain a strong understanding of Citigroup Policies / Standards relating to AML, Sanctions and control, and will have significant exposure to various Operations and other divisional managers across the organization. The successful applicant will also utilize leadership qualities through global and regional strategy planning


  • Track record of delivering to demanding standards of quality and accuracy

  • In-depth knowledge of AML and / or Sanctions in an ICG product line or control function

  • Strong Business knowledge – Order/Execution through to accounting

  • Audit/control/oversight experience

  • Proficient in metrics/KRIs assessment and reporting

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task

  • Managing, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Strong people management skills

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically

  • Ability to work under pressure managing to tight deadlines and / or unexpected changes

  • Willingness to question/challenge existing processes and ensure a satisfactory outcome

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills across all management levels

  • Analytical with attention to detail and strong problem solving skills

  • Proactive, able to take the lead in devising creative solutions

  • Efficient team player



  • 7 -10 years of experience in financial services, with in-depth knowledge of AML and Sanctions regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, versatility and an ability to lead multiple concurrent priorities to completion.

  • Ability to understand and document end-to-end operational processes and identify control weaknesses

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to interact effectively with senior management.

  • Ability to navigate a complex organization and work collaboratively with global partners and functional units.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills and able to drive program change.

  • Ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

  • Advanced skills with the Microsoft Office suite of products