VP - Valuation Control Group Design & Execution - Business Analyst

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
01 Jul 2022
08 Jul 2022
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Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Purpose:

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a VP position working in the Design & Execution team within the Valuation Control Group which is part of Finance Controllers organization. This role is critical and influential in helping shape and drive process and technology change across the group.

The VCG Design & Execution team is primarily responsible for defining and implementing the Firm's vision of a best in class Valuation Control function.

This particular role will involve;
  • Delivery of business requirement and user-acceptance testing for Valuation Control programmes, in line with Citi documentation standards
  • Partnering with Technology to deliver the right infrastructure tools and solutions aligned to both the Valuation Control vision and best in class Finance direction
  • Appropriately assessing risks and issues related to the projects and ensuring timely and effective escalation
  • Stakeholder management covering Regional Valuation Control leads, Global Valuation Control teams, other CSC leads
  • Creating ideas and insight of how the Valuation Control process can be improved, simplified and operate more effectively

Excellent communication and influencing skills are vital. The candidate will need to draw on experience and will require the ability to clearly articulate principles and methodologies to a variety of audiences including senior internal stakeholders and to find creative solutions to issues as they arise. It is key that strong relationships are established and maintained in order to deliver the common vision and goal.

The role also involves working with the Senior Valuation Control Managers across all regions ensuring global consistency. The role will assist with leading innovation across the group and therefore the successful candidate must possess resilience, tenacity and have a desire and passion to succeed in a fast moving, dynamic and forward looking environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Champions Progress:
  • Support change management design, development, delivery and management of communications
  • Lead roll out changes with key stakeholders
  • Act as point for leaders within Valuation Control, helping them fulfil the role of change sponsor

Works as a Partner:
  • Working alongside the broader VCG team to design and implement a Best In Class Finance function
  • Generate a strong partnership with Technology to deliver business tools and solutions to support Valuation Control function
  • Acting as a partner across Finance and to the other key stakeholders (Business, Risk, Compliance, Technology, etc.) in relation to Valuation Control change initiatives
  • Help manage stakeholder engagement by identifying and managing anticipated resistance and any obstacles

Deliver Results:
  • Deliver business requirements and perform user-acceptance testing for Valuation Control programmes, in line with Citi documentation standards
  • Integrate planned change management activities into project plans
  • Create actionable deliverables and drive the agenda forward
  • Track and provide regular report updates
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress

People Management and Leadership:
  • Inspire colleagues to work collaboratively to support learning and achieve superior results; leverage diverse styles and backgrounds to expand thinking, speed learning and improve effectiveness.
  • Consult and lead projects on delivery of vision

Control Framework:
  • Ownership for process and systems improvements, incorporating key control alignment


  • 6+ years Finance experience, ideally with broad Product Control and IPV experience
  • Proven ability and experience of leading change across a number of different teams / stakeholders
  • Experience in business analyst role for complex system implementation projects
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • Finance and/or Product Control / Valuation Control experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with advanced data tools (e.g. Python, KNIME, etc) may be an advantage
  • People management experience may be an advantage

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong planning & organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal with a range of senior/junior staff across a number of disciplines
  • Stakeholder management
  • Self-motivated with the ability to make decisions in the absence of detailed information
  • Confident ability to achieve objectives via working with and influencing others

  • Highly motivated with advanced analytical & problem solving abilities
  • Ability to interpret & implement regulatory guidelines & professional standards
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Professional communication & interpersonal skills

  • Bachelor/Master's degree

Within Finance, Valuation Control is a cornerstone function of the Controllers organisation. VCG (Valuation Control Group) are responsible for performing the independent price verification (IPV) for Citi's financial inventory, validating valuation adjustments and evaluating the valuation implications of new trade activity. Alongside the wider VCG team, this individual will focus on leading change management across Global Valuation Control. This will incorporate changes to IPV business processes, systems and technology implementation.

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Product Control

Time Type:
Full time

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