Citi Senior Auditor / Finance in Costa Rica

  • Primary Location: Costa Rica

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Audit

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 16050122


Function background/context:

Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1400 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 participates in 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.

This role will support the regional Product Control team in delivering Global audits and some local audits focused on the function key activities:

  • PnL substantiation and estimate

  • Balance sheet proofing

  • Independent price verification and Fair value adjustments

  • Front to back reconciliations

  • Intercompany reporting

  • Regulatory reporting

Key Responsibilities:

•Applies solid understanding of internal audit standards, policies, and local regulations to provide timely audit assurance.

•Contributes to the development of audit processes improvements.

•Applies solid understanding of how internal audit collectively integrates with line management and control functions to accomplish the objectives of the function and overall business.

•Performs moderately complex audits related to Consumer or Investment Banking, technology management; project/program management; or supplier management in accordance with corporate methodologies and professional standards, including drafting of audit reports, presenting issues to the business and discussing practical solutions.

•Completes assigned audits within budgeted timeframes, and budgeted costs.

•Provides coaching to team members in all phases of the audit process.

•Monitors the risk environment and assesses the emerging risks through the Business Monitoring process.

•Recommends appropriate and pragmatic solutions to risk and control issues.

•Applies knowledge of key regulations to influence audit scope.

•Develops effective line management relationships to ensure strong understanding of the business.

•Pro-actively develops automated routines to help focus audit testing


Qualifications and Competencies

•BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.

•Specific subject matter expertise regarding technology application control disciplines and a solid business understanding of cross-business products and how they generate PnL and risk.

•Good understanding of Product control processes and some limited work experience in the area (on the audit or business side)

•Good understanding of Valuation of financial instruments and key controls associated with the Independent Price Verification and fair value adjustments process

•Keep abreast of the markets and how that impacts the PnL of the businesses;

• Intermediate level experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for issuing to stakeholders high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.

•Effective 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, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style.

•Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and management