Citi Transaction Expense Efficiency Analyst in Jersey City, New Jersey

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

  • Education: Associate's Degree/College Diploma

  • Job Function: Operations

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 16042098


About Citi

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.

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Job Purpose:

  • The Transaction Expense Efficiency Analyst will be responsible for supporting the identification and implementation of Transaction Expense reduction opportunities across the ICG organization, in collaboration with the larger Business Expense Transparency team efforts. This will involve partnering with operations, technology, Network Management and business heads to achieve a successful outcome.

  • These expenses include but are not limited to Brokerage, Exchange, Clearance, Custody and Settlement fees for Citi entities encompassing Citi Markets & Securities and Treasury & Trade Solutions.

Job Background:

  • The Transaction Expense team is a global function with the mandate of reducing costs, optimizing usage and implementing best in class expense management practices. The team has a strong presence in NAM, EMEA and APAC.

  • This function establishes governance frameworks as well as originating, delivering and validating savings initiatives while driving increased expense transparency.

  • The global team consist of three main disciplines:

  1. Expense Efficiency - Focused on identifying savings initiatives, leading/driving forward efforts to bring those initiatives to fruition and validating the results in the financials

  2. Expense Transparency - Responsible for producing robust expense analytics to facilitate transparency and ultimately reduce expenses and optimize flow and processes

  3. Operations - Accounting, control and invoice processing of Brokerage, Clearance and Exchange fees

  4. The team looks at all areas of expenses including supply management, demand management, expense reporting, analysis and control, expense systems development and data transparency.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and implement potential cost optimization opportunities in conjunction with the Business and Operations

  2. Assist in developing analysis and reports to drive expense reductions and explain to COO's, business heads and Finance the expense trends, variances and impact of savings

  3. Analyze expense reports and financials to develop analysis to highlight category trends to support expense reduction initiatives

  4. Support in the develop and integration of transparency platforms and systems

  5. Assist in producing robust analytics to identify new opportunities and highlight expense drivers and trends

Development Value:

  1. In-depth exposure to Capital Markets activities including products traded, trade life cycles and key market participants across various products

  2. Opportunity to develop multi-product knowledge across all asset classes and businesses

  3. Exposure to all areas of front office; including traders, business unit managers and COOs


Knowledge / Experience:

  1. Experience dealing with front office business heads, traders, senior management and facing off with external vendors

  2. Understanding of Capital Markets products and instruments across Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities and Equities


  1. Strong PC skills essential including Excel and PowerPoint at an advanced level

  2. Strong presentation and negotiation skills

  3. Attention to detail, excellent analytical and management reporting skills

  4. Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines


  1. Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting