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SVP, Commercial Risk – Reporting and Controls Senior Business Analyst

Citigroup

This is a Contract position in Getzville, NY posted February 18, 2021.

The Senior Business Analyst/ Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the right systems and workflow-based solutions are built to streamline the Lending processes across all Citi businesses. The Senior Business Analyst/ Project manager will be the key point of contact for all users of CitiRisk Commercial functionalities, ensuring that the regulatory requirements are met, while enhancing and supporting the business process. RPMO is responsible for ensuring that the Risk Management & Business has the right technical tools to assist in the lending and Risk Management process, and that all systems are compliant with the Risk Management policies and regulations. The RPMO team is a global team, with business analysts and project managers, being responsible for understanding the risk management and business requirements, creatively propose alternate and more efficient ways of operating, and representing the users in prioritization meetings, and interacting with technology to ensure delivery of a sound product within the required timelines and budget. The Senior Business Analyst/ Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the right systems and workflow-based solutions are built to streamline the Lending processes across all Citi businesses. The Senior Business Analyst/ Project manager will be the key point of contact for all users of CitiRisk Commercial functionalities, ensuring that the regulatory requirements are met, while enhancing and supporting the business process. Responsibilities: Responsible for the management, delivery and implementation of all projects assigned, related to CitiRisk Commercial Platform, including but not limited to: assist business with scoping out concepts/ideas and defining benefits of change; define business requirements for change; identify business impact of change; identify business tasks to support change implementation. Oversee and ensure all functionalities in the application follow the principles of a sound control environment Lead the transformational efforts in the reporting tools employed in the infrastructure, and execute against the strategy in compliance with policy, procedures, global and local regulations, and best practices. Ensure proper controls are embedded in every step of the lending process and systemically enforced. Manage the RPMO internal control processes, CAPs and MCA Represent Commercial Risk in data acquisition projects (eg Genesis) and reporting (eg Optima, CitiRisk Commercial), performing impact analysis, requirements optimization and securing appropriate signoffs. Coordinate reporting processes optimization with the Risk Reporting team Ensure that the business and risk organization has the appropriate portfolio, management and operational reports Manage key business relationships effectively, including managing expectations about delivery timelines . Interact with senior stakeholders to deliver good working practices and tools. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of all players in the lending processes in various Citi businesses. Suggest a streamlined business process flow to automate various processes. Ensure that decisions taken have the backing of all interested parties. Ensure delivery of tools which result in higher productivity and better control environment. Implement changes in processes and policy across the businesses. Provide training required to the users to ensure that the system functionality is used effectively. Discuss all new major business requirements with CitiRisk Program Manager and the project sponsors and agree a framework for the projects. Partner with Technology teams for project estimation efforts and delivery. Ensure the projects being proposed are in line with the Strategic Roadmap and Common Operating Model Responsible for monitoring all major project milestones and resolving issues where a milestone is at risk. Work with all levels of business and technology users to ensure that all project participants have been identified and are engaged in the effort. Ensure that the Requirements and User Testing cycles are complete and all issues addressed with expected timelines, deviations and action plans documented and agreed with all users. Coordinate and Lead testing activities Participate in regular meetings with the Steering Committee and Risk Technology. Ensure that business requirements are prioritized correctly. The position provides opportunities to interact at a senior level across Credit Risk Management, Business and Risk Technology staff. It will give the candidate a chance to broaden their knowledge of lending processes, credit risk systems, suggest and implement good working practices and keep up with regulatory requirements and policy changes. Knowledge/ Experience: Sound knowledge of Risk policy, Credit approval and monitoring processes and roles and responsibilities of participants in the process. Good knowledge of Risk Management systems supporting the business processes. In depth knowledge of banking processes Knowledge of Project Life Cycle Previous change management experience Resource management and capacity planning experience Qualifications: Degree or post-graduate Qualification: MBA/Masters/PhD/Finance/Accountancy/Other Skills: Ability to interact at a senior and middle management level across Business, Credit Risk Management, Operations and Technology. Strong project management and negotiation skills. Ability to deliver a sound product under tight time and budget constraints. Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organizational success. Competencies: Strong verbal and written communication skills Solid service orientation, proactive with a good client focus Ability to handle multiple projects and work under pressure to challenging deadlines Ability to work with little supervision, and work well in the team Proactive and dynamic. Able to identify and resolve issues quickly and effectively Attention to detail This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.