1+ months

Vice President, Capital Optimization

Queens, NY
  • Primary Location: United States,New York,Long Island City
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 18042579


About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.
Citis Mission and Value Proposition  explain what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients and the publics trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.
Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.
The Capital Optimization group at Citi has a mission to combine and enhance the processes, systems and analytics through which Capital Planning, Capital Processes, Methodologies, and Actual & Forecasted Capital Metrics are adopted, used, calculated and reported across Citi (both ICG & Consumer Bank) while ensuring that changing regulatory requirements are met and a more sustainable global operating model is established.
This role will be focused on strategic initiatives in the Capital Optimization organization that significantly impact the banks overall capital position. The successful candidate will drive financial and regulatory process improvements, innovation and transformation with a focus on Capital Planning & Metrics, Capital Processes, Basel III, RWA, CCAR and Resolution & Recovery Plans. It will also involve developing new Capital Optimization capabilities and platform target end-states, reengineering, infrastructure enhancements/developments and related projects/programs execution.
The candidate responsibilities will include:
Defining and designing the target state strategic processes, infrastructure and operating model for Capital Planning, Capital Metrics and Capital Processes that would significantly impact the firms overall capital position and related actions and opportunities.
Execute and program manage capital optimization initiatives to centralize, strengthen & automate data capabilities, controls and best practices in capital planning and enable their early adoption for transparency and timely industrial strength analysis.
Provide business thought-leadership for connecting capital optimization aspects across the bank and for improving related company-wide processes and systems.
Substantively manage and contribute to improving and coordinating the banks capital methodologies and their continued enhancements across all of the firms businesses and legal entities (both ICG & Consumer Bank).
Program and project manage the strategic vision target state of required global infrastructure and capabilities in support of Citis Capital Planning processes.
Identify inefficiencies in current setup with a view to defining newer approaches and solutions that increase quality, consistency, transparency, and reliability for a long term sustainable and continually improving process.
Develop strategic end-state proof of concepts to validate and provide direction to related transformation and re-engineering efforts.
Understand how to champion complex processes and financials using most up to date solutions and technologies and following latest SDLC principles.
Exceptional oral communication and writing skills, with ability to synthesize complex concepts and translate them into 'user-friendly' approaches for multiple audiences, stakeholders and senior management.
Have the ability to lead and establish strong working relationships within Citi Finance, Treasury, ICG & Consumer Businesses, Technology, Risk Management, Legal, Audit and other counterparts or vendors involved.
Drive success criteria during all efforts and meetings and lead discussions with management and various stakeholders towards succeeding the various initiatives.
Continuously improve knowledge of business areas and expertise at corporate level within the above domains and become the trusted advisor and consulting leader for driving the work streams.


BSc/BA in Business, Finance, Computer Science/Information Systems, Engineering or related field. Masters Degree/MBA is a plus.
5 10 years experience in large financial institutions or management consulting (e.g. global consulting firms), preferably working in Basel III, Capital & Liquidity and/or financial services regulatory areas or resolution plans.
Experience in business analysis, financials, technology led transformation & re-engineering, big data, complex program/project management and change management is desirable.
Knowledge of Excel, MIS Metrics & Data, Workflow Analysis, and PowerPoint.
Understanding of Financial Statements, Capital, Basel regulations, RWA (Risk Weighted Assets), CCAR, Resolution & Recovery Plans, Market Risk and Credit Risk are all desirable areas of expertise.
Ability to think outside the box and from first principles when solving complex and abstract company-wide issues and problems.
Ability to define, articulate and re-engineer complex processes and procedures, with appropriate controls, and think both strategically and tactically in driving meticulous execution.
Strong analytical background and ability to comprehend various regulations, reports and large processes.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks, work independently as well as part of a team, and exhibit strong interpersonal and team influencing skills.
Enjoy variety, change and variability in work, particularly in a wide range of quantitative and non-quantitative areas of finance and banking.
Enjoy solving complex problem with innovative can-do attitude and keeps positive approach even with temporary roadblocks.
Strong attention to detail, willingness to 'roll up sleeves' and produce a polished, high quality, accurate work product; strong work ethic with ability to work well under pressure.
Able to navigate through large organizations, influence and connect with people to streamline deliverables and their execution and ability to summarize multiple information points.
Organizational savviness with ability to expand own network across variety of businesses, functions and all levels of seniority.
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree preferred.
Primary Location: NAM-USA-NY-Long Island City
Job Category: Finance
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Grade/Level: C13
Relocation: No
EEO Statement:Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender IdentityPay Transparency:Citi wont discriminate against anyone for discussing pay, but those with access to pay data in their work cant disclose it unless responding to complaints/investigations or legal requirements.
Primary Location
:NAM-USA-NY-Long Island City
Job Category
Education Level
:Bachelor's Degree
:Day Job
Employee Status
:Yes, 10 % of the Time


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