Global Legal Affairs and Compliance (GLAC) LFO (Hybrid) – Citi

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    Salary Dollar less-than-30000 /
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 10-15-plus-years

Job Description

The Global Legal Affairs and Compliance (GLAC) Lead Finance Officer (LFO) role (C15) will support the General Counsel and Corporate Security Executive Management team member who is responsible for Citi’s Global Legal team, including Citi Security and Investigative Services (CSIS) and Citi’s Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) functions. This role reports directly to the Corporate Functions CFO.

This LFO role will be responsible for partnering and acting as a trusted advisor for the EMT and their senior leadership team and will manage a team of LFOs who will be responsible for engaging and leading the relationship with the individual Legal and ICRM function heads through strategic leadership, execution of key priorities, providing thoughtful challenge and insightful analysis.

The role requires interaction across EMT and EMT-1 leadership and will drive strategic outcomes through partnering with key leadership across the firm. The role will interact closely with the functions to provide transparency into investments and associated benefits, drivers of cost and expenses and identification of efficiency opportunities.

The LFO teams play a key role in the day-to-day of the businesses, with ownership of the overall budget and plan, is accountable for business review materials, and partners across the firm to ensure a deep understanding of financial investments, resource management, driving operational efficiency and the execution of the business strategy.

Responsibilities include:
• Partner and act as a trusted advisor to an EMT member, business, and functional partners for all strategic and tactical financial business decisions
• Directly manage Legal (including CSIS) and ICRM LFO’s
• Engage and drive the relationship with business partners through strategic leadership, execution of key priorities, thoughtful challenge, and insightful analysis
• Lead the strategy, execution and implementation of finance specific programs, projects and/or exercises
• Own (provide insight & input in) the overall budget and forecast planning, through engagement with business and other partners; provide insightful input into reporting and variances, utilizing financial report output created by the central FP&A team
• Own and have accountability for business review materials, QBRs, metrics and reporting, in partnership with other key business contacts, ensuring both the financial and strategic story aligns with overall business strategy
• Responsible for oversight and approval of changes to an approved plan or outlook for day-to-day execution and strategic efforts
• Drive and have accountability for reviewing investment strategies, having a deep understanding of business cases, fully understanding the proposed work and being able to articulate the outcomes and benefits of the investments
• Drive opportunities and the execution of optimization and efficiencies within the Legal and ICRM functions
• Drive transparency and understanding of the charge out of function costs to lines of business including quarterly updates and annual roundtables
• Prepare updates which provide an overview of the status and health of your teams including, headcount, recruiting, employee feedback, attrition, etc.
• Partner with Chief Operating Officer of each function to ensure disciplined process for resource management and alignment of technology spend with strategic priorities
• Partner with the central FP&A team to drive standardization, centralization and automation of management reporting and forecast modelling
• Provide strategy for driving change within your own team inclusive of transformation efforts, e. g., process efficiency, reduction of EUCs, etc.
• Manage the relationships, book of work and expectations with the Mumbai and Costa Rica teams
• Drive risk & control agenda including data accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and metrics; identify, assess, and escalate risks

• The ideal candidate will have 15 years of experience in Finance or related Legal and Compliance fields, with experience interacting with and influencing senior managers, leading, and managing C-level leaders
• This candidate should have 5+ years as a Director level (or equivalent)
• Experience supporting functional disciplines a plus
• Proven track record of building strong relationships with senior executives
• Exceptional analytical skills, combined with an ability to deliver analysis in a concise manner
• Strong leadership skills and ability to manage cross-functional teams
• Excellent communication skills (written / verbal)
• Results/task orientated with excellent attention to detail
• Ability to manage and prioritize effectively and resolve conflicting priorities
• Experience in business/corporate strategy is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred


Job Family Group:


Job Family:
Finance Management


Time Type:
Full time


Primary Location:
New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:
$170,000.00 – $300,000.00


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