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.
Knowledge / Experience / Skills
Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Industrial Engineer or a related field with at least 10-12 years of experience with more than 4 years of Planning and Analysis experience
Post graduate degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is desired
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 and proactive
Ability to work within a team and be an individual contributor
Strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity
Ability to question status quo, and identify opportunities to reengineer / streamline processes
Strong communication, diplomacy & presentation skills
Show initiative / proactivity to solve problems independently and have some latitude to solve complex situations
Ability to partner with senior stakeholders across businesses and geographies
Ability to manage in a complex / dynamic environment and guide staff or work as a leader through change management initiatives
Self-motivated with the ability to make decisions in the absence of detailed instructions
Key Responsibilities :
Develop effective and efficient operating model with international FP&A teams to smoothly migrate activities into the site
Develop analytical support working with local FP&A teams and their business partners
Understand in-depth how work is coordinated across areas and how it impacts the overall organization and bank strategies
Influence decisions through advice, counsel and / or facilitating services to others in area of specialization
Integrate subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area
Lead financial conversation directly with businesses & finance senior management
Work on Ad-hoc request based on the business necessity. Specific activities include :
oAnalysis of key management review decks for Regions & Products
oParticipation in time critical activities for FP&A teams
oConducting 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
oDevelopment of materials for review with Business
oParticipation in forward looking activities including annual budgeting and monthly estimate process
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
Lead and 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
Involved in coaching and training of new team members
Regularly assumes informal / formal leadership role within teams
Work and performance of multiple teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual