Citi Corporate Regulatory Reporting in Mexico

  • Primary Location: Mexico

  • Other Location: Latin America; Mexico,Distrito Federal,México

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 16073501

Description

Job purpose:

  • As Mexico financial reporting Controller, he/she must partner with GCG and ICG FO to oversee the end-to-end process of CitiBanamex GCG/ICG books and reports. The below objectives are performed for CitiBanamex GCG and ICG Legal entities.

  • This position has direct and full responsibility on the preparation and submission of Mexico's monthly and quarterly corporate financial and regulatory reports providing selective financial/business analysis, planning and decision support of end to end reporting results, including:

  • Partner with Mexico's Regional Controller on the Oversight of Control Activities Transactions Recorded in all CitiBanamex GCG and ICG legal entities, including the products and activities performed in these Legal Entities of GCG and ICG Products (Treasury & Markets Products and Banking) and Consumer Banking Retail and Wealth Management Segments.

  • Fully responsible for knowing and understanding the overall Record to Report (R2R) process of Mexico's GCG and ICG Legal Entities in order to define the strategy and implementation plan of global key initiatives. This requires working closely with the Corporate and Regional finance organizations (FRO organization included) to ensure that the financial accounting needs of GCG and ICG Legal Entities are met. In addition, liaising with multiple departments from the appropriate areas (including Corporate office, Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Human Resources and Risk Department) to coordinate across Controllers the organization and resolution of Financial and Management reporting issues.

  • As part of Citi's broader re-engineering efforts, the GCG and ICG Controller will work closely with the Best-in-Class Finance Program (BIC) in Mexico. BIC is Citi Finance's effort to re-engineer and design the most cost efficient means of providing services to our client base with embedded controls and enhanced analytics through the alignment of data standards, processes and platforms across the organization. The Mexico GCG and ICG Controller must exercise as the Regional Champion role responsible for working with the Best In Class (BIC) and Global Process Owners (GPOs) organizations to support the Mexico's Regional Franchise Controller as Mexico's lead in all the R2R initiatives that will drive and enable Citi Finance Transformation in our region based upon Standard Processes, Platforms and Data, thereby ensuring the efficient and effective execution of control, reporting and analysis requirements. In addition, responsible for the designing of the Integrated Close Strategy Plan, Regulatory Reporting Architecture Initiative Plan among others.

  • Fully responsible for the integrity and controls of financial books and records, as well as the end-to-end process by which these financial reports are generated, including corporate/regulatory reporting, management reporting, capitalization and balance sheet integrity.

  • In liaison with Accounting Policy, define the accounting for new products for GCG and ICG CitiBanamex Legal Entitites.

  • Strengthen the independent controls and the control environment throughout the company to support the businesses in their efforts to grow responsibly in liaison with the country controller area.

  • Ensure the communication and independent escalation of regulatory and franchise related concerns.

  • Establish our end-state regional reporting team to support Mexico and FRO Corporate Reporting teams in their professional development.

Responsibilities:

  1. Regional Champion for the Global Process Owners that are currently developing the new systems and processes for the Citigroup Finance Transformation.

  2. Decision making roles across Mexico to develop strategy, design and execute plans related to the standardization and centralization of the R2R functions including businesses and our Global Share Services locations

  3. Accountable for the execution of the goals and objectives communicated to Corporate Senior Management. Managed teams in different locations and negotiate with differents regional/country leads in Risk, Operations and Technology to accomplish common objectives in partnership with out controllers' organization

  4. Provide functional knowledge in all the Record to Report financial activities performed in Mexico and FRO. Provide feasible solutions to the Regional Franchise Controller, GPOs and Corporate Senior Management in the implementation of nre initiatives, and ot country and FRO in teh BAU day-to-day business activities

  5. Responsible for the Financial and Managerial actuals reported on a monthly basis, which is the support for the information provided to the regulators (10Q/10K) and for the business to determine their plan for the following years

  6. Leader during the execution of key Global Finance Initiatives, which impact is in the day-to-day functions in the Country and FRO organizations to report the financial and managerial results

  7. Frequent negotiation with Corporate Senior Management, Regional Senior Management and peers to execute new initiatives that are part of the Global Finance Transformation

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other related areas. Master's is preferred.

  2. CPA certification preferred

  3. A minimum of 10 years of experience in a Financial Control, Financial Reporting and/or Accounting Role

  4. Comprehensive understanding in US GAAP and MEX GAAP and demonstrated ability to apply such knowledge to practical situations

  5. Strong knowledge in US Regulatory Reporting with a strong accounting background and experience

  6. Lead and structure financial analyses and capable of providing recommendations to Senior Leaders

Skills:

  1. Strong ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), both in English and Spanish

  2. Strong knowledge in Office, Business Objects, Citi Applications: SMART, CRC, APS, Jade, GDW, DSMT, CALM, MARS, Optima, GCBC, FRS, AWS, Genesis, Full Suite, Xborder, P2P, S2, Worflow, CIW

  3. Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and communication skills

  4. High decision making and problem-solving skills

  5. Proven to track record in building and maintaining relationships internally and externally

  6. Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills

  7. Partner and Shared Services Management

  8. Ability to multitask and to meet deadlines/urgency awareness with a strong work ethic

  9. Highly motivated, organized and methodical

  10. Appraise subordinate performance by providing regular feedback to subordinates of their working effectiveness to produce expected results

  11. Ability to lead meetings and contribute to team efforts by ensuring all relevant information is included in the outcomes