The FP&A Analytical Center in Costa Rica covers all aspects of the Citi Franchise including : Products, Geographies, Clients, Functions and O&T.
It is part of the Global Finance team.
This position will lead, coordinate and collaborate broadly across local Finance analytical groups to identify opportunities to simplify and streamline strategic processes including tools, data, and methods providing short term analytics, managing the process optimization and driving step change improvements.
This role will be responsible to provide support and leadership to the FP&A organization by working with all of our lines of businesses and other remote groups (Mumbai Analytical Center and onshore partners across North America and LATAM locations) developing process automation and other reengineering solutions to drive business efficiency.
Key Responsibilities Strategy & Execution
Drive continuous improvement to create efficiencies, improve quality and reduce risk
Implement key process that result from data-driven analysis
Work independently to extract volume of data and analysis into actionable insights and executive level summaries.
Contributes on development of improvement / change strategies through detailed impact and root-cause analysis.
Responsible for key initiatives or important facets of overall Finance processes.
Assist the team in performing strategic evaluations, identifying potential gaps and implementing corrective actions.
Identify common functions across teams that can potentially create synergies by centralizing & consolidating resources and / or simplifying processes
Rapidly acquire knowledge of business / function as well as technology
Drive development of key insights and actions
Analysis & Reporting
Provide in-depth analysis and critical thinking by defining problems, developing innovative solutions and making recommendations / standardization
Utilize multiple data sources by validating assumptions, driving ideas and publication of data-driven findings & recommending actions and outputs
Use assorted tools / technology (MS PowerPoint, Access, Excel, etc.) to automate data gathering and analysis.
Understand the process for collecting, analyzing and publishing critical monthly reports
Aim to reduce size, make content clear, concise, and compelling for key processes (Plan, Outlook, MYF, CCAR)
Well-versed in reporting capabilities & tool assessment studies
Collaborate with Finance Management and other relevant stakeholders to achieve optimal results and resource savings (measured in time, FTEs, etc.)
Review and finalize materials to present to senior management and other partners on bi-weekly / monthly Sprint Readouts
Influence remote teams, direct staff and diverse teams to ensure direction is aligned and deliverables are met on time
Drive process improvements through accurate reporting & analytics
Identify pro-active and reactive solutions for projects facing issues with documentation, governance, cost management & resource optimization
Create efficiencies and drive synergies
Achieve productivity saves through enabling analytics
Establish effective lines of communication
Advanced degree in relevant field : Business, Finance, Data Analytics, Engineering or Information Management;
Experience in Financial processes is a plus
Minimum 8 years work experience
Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory / management / leadership role
Demonstrated ability to independently lead efforts / projects on a global large scale level with a focus on process reengineering and process efficiency in financial processes
Well-developed communication skills (influencing, negotiation, facilitation, and partnering skills) and ability to present, argue or defend a posture regarding a decision or project.
Previous experience in meeting tight deadlines while producing quality work and process reengineering / standardization
At least 3 years’ experience in applying a structured methodology to successfully track and plan projects, identify root cause, and design and implement solutions
Strong analytical skills preferred; i.e. advanced level data analysis, value stream mapping, capacity analysis, and root cause analysis
Individual should be analytical, flexible, team-oriented, have good interpersonal, communication, and follow-up skills with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Leadership in motivating, influencing and inspiring people within area of responsibility
Flexibility to adapt to dynamic environment, and to drive transformational projects
Highly proficient in the use of desktop tools and software for presentations, consolidation of data and process mapping, i.
e. MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel. MS Access and SharePoint is a plus.
Lean certification and / or six-sigma certifications a plus
Previous Business Office and Consulting experience a plus
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