Product Control is a global control function within Citi Finance and is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of a trading desk or business product.
Product Control reports daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly revenues and is responsible for key controls over revenue reporting and analysis, balance sheet reporting and analysis, new transaction reviews and independent price verification.
For this role, the candidate will support the LATAM Brazil FXLM. This business is primarily comprised of activities in which it services both clients and internal funding needs as well as managing the associated interest rate risk.
The business transacts in deposits, placements, repurchase / reverse repurchase agreements and hedging with various financial instruments including, but not limited to OTC derivatives, futures, options and treasury securities.
The objective of this role is to become a subject matter expert on all aspects of these products and play a prominent role in driving processes forward to enhance controls.
This is an opportunity to provide leadership on driving change improvement within a key business for Citi, to be able to demonstrate delivering results, working as a key strategic business partner to the business and helping to build a great Global Product Control Team.
Responsibilities Include :
To promote and maintain procedures and policies.
Interacting with members across multiple locations on a daily basis, including those in New York, London, Brazil, and Budapest.
Oversight of daily P&L production, validation and reporting for Brazil FXLM;
Oversight of daily and month-end sub-ledger / ledger validation;
Review and assess balance sheet and regulatory reporting impacts, month-end closing process and quarterly / annual disclosure reporting;
Understand the Profit attribution analysis (PAA) of the portfolio and communicate daily and monthly results and / or issues to the trading desk and senior management, particularly around residuals and unexplained PAA;
Reviewing of new trades, understanding the structure, associated risks and the P&L generated on them.
Partner with Valuation Control Group (VCG) Team in the review and supervision of inventory valuation testing and results;
Daily interaction with other managers throughout the organization, including, but not limited to Directors and / or Managing Directors of Finance (i.
e. Treasury, Tax, Accounting Policy, Planning & Analysis, etc.), trading desks, transactors, middle office, risk management, business unit management teams and operations will be necessary to resolve issues and drive change;
Providing and reviewing analytics / control metrics for the management team;
Participate on internal and external audit reviews;
Participate on performance reviews and career development of staff members and supervisors.
Participate on Management Control Self-Assessment responsibility for the respective areas under supervision;
Ad-hoc projects / assignments including system development, redesigning and streamlining daily and monthly processes, not just for team, but also consideration for the larger regional and global department;
Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members and across the company.
Bachelor’s degree required, Finance and / or Accounting degree preferred;
Advanced degree, CPA and / or CFA a big plus;
5 or more years related business experience required; experience supporting secured financing and / or fixed income derivatives / trading desks;
Previous Supervisory experience a plus;
Must have strong knowledge in accounting fundamentals across various accounting methodologies, project management, portfolio management and understanding of cash flows and asset valuation preferred, particularly with rates related products;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written required;
Strong MS Office Excel skills a must, Access, PowerPoint and other financial systems are pluses;
Must have a good eye for detail, but also be able to step back and see the larger strategic picture;
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet assigned deadlines required;
Able to influence others without authority and interact across all levels of the organization required;
Goals and solutions oriented as well as self- driven.
Portuguese language is a preference.