Job Purpose :
Be part of the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team at the Costa Rica Analytical Center with a role that gives you the opportunity to provide insight and analytics to Citi’s CEO, CFO and senior management with key information needed to make strategic, operational, and tactical decisions.
Learn and build a career in the banking business while improving your quantitative and analytical skills by tackling challenges in a dynamic environment.
If you are a person that has a desire to learn, have intellectual curiosity and good knowledge in accounting, economics, banking and finance, this position will give you a valuable opportunity to be continuously learning about the business, the industry and its macroeconomic environment.
Also, you will be developing the ability to identify and evaluate key elements of multiple dimensions and perspectives impacting performance.
In time, you will improve your understanding of the interrelatedness of all these aspects to provide a high-end quantitative / qualitative analysis.
Become part of our team and take advantage of a position that will create a significant mobility and career development opportunity within the Citi Finance organization.
Develop effective and efficient operating model with onshore FP&A teams to smoothly migrate activities into the site
Develop analytical support working with local FP&A teams and their business partners
Apply analytical thinking and knowledge of data analysis tools / methodologies when interpreting information and results
Integrate subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area
Understand how the work impacts the overall organization and bank strategies to make judgments and recommendations based on the analysis of factual information
Work on Ad-hoc request based on the business necessity. Specific activities include :
o Analysis of key management review decks for Regions & Products
o Participation in time critical activities for FP&A teams
o Conducting monthly and quarterly reporting. However, focus of the team will be addressing ad hoc strategic issues that are complementary to regular Planning and Analysis processes
o Development of materials for review with Business
o Participation in forward looking activities including annual budgeting and monthly estimate process
Break down information in a systematic and communicable manner
Apply in-depth disciplinary knowledge to contribute to the development of new techniques, models and the improvement of processes and work-
flow for the area while providing value added perspectives or advice
Drive standardization of activities including the identification of productivity and efficiency
Support reengineering projects to improve productivity, improve controls and quality of key activities
Ensure there is a strong culture of high integrity, ethics and meritocracy
Provides informal guidance or on-the-job-training to team members
Moderate but direct impact through close contact with the businesses' core activities. Quality and timeliness of service provided will affect the effectiveness of own team and other closely related teams.
Knowledge / Experience / Skills
Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Industrial Engineer or a related field with at least 6-10 years of experience, and at least 2-
4 years of Planning and Analysis experience
Understanding of Banking & Finance products and markets
Strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models
Keen interest in business and economic environment
Bilingual : English and Spanish. Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Portuguese is a plus
Medium-Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
Applies project management skills
Be attention to detail oriented
Ability to collaborate within a team while being able to work independently as an individual contributor
Strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity
Ability to question status quo and identify opportunities to reengineer / streamline processes
Developed communication, diplomacy & presentation skills
Ability to partner with senior stakeholders across businesses and geographies
Show initiative / proactivity to solve problems independently and have some latitude to solve complex situations.
Ability to anticipate questions and be prepared to answer them
Ability to prioritize and organize work as needed, being able to delegate work to peers
Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and embrace the changes
Able to multitask and comfort with manipulating data, adaptability and flexibility
Yes, 25 % of the Time