Intermediate Compliance Analyst - Sanctions Global Screening Solutions

  • Location
    Tampa, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

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.

Citi’s Mission and Value Propositionexplains what we do and Citi Leadership Standardsexplain 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 public’s 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.

General responsibilities include:

•              Conducts assigned responsibilities within their section of the overall compliance function;

•              Assists with the review of compliance matters including analyzing data and creating reports as requested;

•              Provides support to management in the enhancement and maintenance of processes and procedures to ensure adequate controls are in  place;

•              Works under the oversight of more senior staff on general assignments, projects and complex tasks;

•              Prepares draft documents, reports on compliance or related topics;

Maintains general knowledge of Compliance and escalates issues to more experienced staff or management for resolution;

Specific responsibilities include:

•              Performs regular testing of the sanctions screening solutions, evaluates results, maintains an audit log and facilitates the resolution of any issues that are identified, in a professional manner with Technology, Compliance, and data suppliers

•              Participates in ad-hoc exercises which may involve large amounts of data, attention to detail  and strong knowledge of Sanctions Compliance objectives

•              Analyzes problems by studying system capabilities reviewing alternative solutions preparing related materials for review with senior team members: collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information

•              Develops systems and architecture knowledge by researching and resolving problems 

•              Supports vendor relationship, tracks vendor performance, produces metrics, works on vendor enhancements and mitigating data supplier issues

•              Demonstrates initiative and creativity in problem solving in accordance with Compliance Policy and requirements

•              Supports Compliance strategy in content enhancements and enrichments

•              Assists with the review of compliance matters including analyzing data and creating reports as requested

•              Strong commitment to establishing and enforcing organizational standards of Sanctions Compliance, and ensuring correctness of results

•              Executes annual supplier assessment and ad-hoc data reconciliations

•              Analyze business, functional and system design documentation of new products, changes and system enhancements to execute testing;

•              Design and execute comprehensive details test plans, scenarios, and scripts incorporating a suite of pre-existent test cases;

•              Analyzes data and writes Business Requirements Documents

•              Performs data extraction, analysis and preparation of the contents update for CitiScreening watch-lists and ensure watch-lists are correctly loaded into CitiScreening platforms

•              Participate in the process for data extraction, analysis and preparation of the contents update for CitiScreening watch-lists; 

•              Execute the List and Configuration Management processes according to the established operational procedures. 

•              Ensure the process controls in place are being adequately executed; 

•              Participate in the list content and configuration updates for screening watch-lists and rule-sets in the CitiScreening platforms; 

•              Perform both the screening configuration setup (i.e. Rule-sets) and list content upload in CitiScreening according to the established operational process and controls;

•              Promptly and adequately escalate potential issues that could be impacting the end to end screening process under management; 

•              Participate on implementation of new global, regional and local screening watch-lists for CitiScreening platform; 

•              Maintain inventory of global and regional lists, screening rule-sets, and search configurations within CitiScreening platforms; 

•              Participate in cross functional projects and initiatives within the Global Screening Solutions and Global Screening Technology teams, as well as with other partner teams; 

•              Interact with regional screening hubs to ensure validation of all list updates; 

•              Receive coaching, oversight and mentoring from Senior Analysts and Managers; 

•              Conduct assigned responsibilities within their section of the overall Compliance function; 

•              Assist in the execution of strategic and tactical Compliance plans; 

•              Provide support to Senior Analysts and/or Management in the development and enhancement of processes and procedures to ensure adequate controls are in place in compliance with various regulatory and legal requirements; 

•              Analyze and interpret routine business issues, recommending viable solutions and preparing documents and reports on compliance related areas; 

•              Maintain full knowledge of area of expertise; 

•              Properly execute a range of complex tasks and analysis related to the function; 

•              Identify and resolve problems, escalating complex problems to Senior Analysts and Managers management for resolution and decision making; 

•              Assist Management with day-to day function of department as requested; 

•              Execute the process for maintaining and updating Sanctions and non-Sanctions lists such as the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list in CitiScreening; 

•              Analyze the specific updates in order to determine possible impact in the screening process; 

•              Identify and refer possible problematic names (Low quality names) for optimization to the corresponding partner teams within Global Screening Solutions (GSS); 

•              Perform periodic regular reconciliations to ensure data integrity of the uploaded lists against the original sources; 

•              Detect, resolve and/or escalate anomalies in screening application contents and configuration; 

•              Participate in the elaboration of business requirements for enhancing screening application capabilities; 

•              Participate with other team members analyzing of operational processes identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing relevant process changes;


•              Required: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business Analysis, Criminal Justice, International Relations, or similar field;

•              Desired: Post-graduate degree - Master’s Degree in MIS, Business Analysis, Administration, Political Science, International Studies, or similar;

•              Required: 2+ years of work experience in an international financial services firm within control (compliance, audit, and risk), operations, testing, or related role;

•              Strong commitment to establishing and enforcing organizational standards of Sanctions Compliance;

•              Honest, trustworthy and dependable;

•              Strong analytical skills, inquisitive and creative mental disposition;

•              Able to lead by example and provide guidance and inspiration to the team;

•              Excellent interpersonal relationships with team, peers and superiors;

•              Attention to detail without losing the big picture and ability to illustrate workflows through Visio;

•              Ability to conceptualize understanding the end to end process and screening ecosystem;

•              Advanced working knowledge in Data Analytics tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, and SQL;

•              Strong knowledge of general banking operations and products;

•              Strong knowledge of the economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets control, and a General knowledge of sanctions evasion practices is also desired;

•              Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for liaising with business partners within compliance as well as other groups (e.g.. IT and the Business);

•              Team worker, able to effectively interact with superiors and peers in a dynamic but respectful exchange of ideas;

•              Able to influence and negotiate with other external teams to achieve common Sanctions and Citi goals;

•              Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with minimum level of supervision;

•              Flexible, able to be productive delivering in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

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