Finance Risk and Control Lead Analyst

Budapest, Hungary
Not disclosed
16 Aug 2022
16 Sep 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Join our expanding Citi Finance Team in Budapest and make your own progress in a supportive and friendly environment!

We are a people-oriented organization that appreciates and promotes personal and professional aspirations. Our corporate culture is empathic: we acknowledge life-work balance throughout your career path.

Finance Risk and Control Lead Analyst

Citi has an extensive presence across the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) region, in 55 countries.  Each Citi entity and country presence is subject to regulatory oversight.  The Local Regulatory Reporting team within the Finance Controllers organization aims to deliver timely, accurate and insightful statistical, financial and prudential information to all of Citi’s Regulators.

In line with Citi’s strategy to centralize, standardize and strengthen its processes, a large portion of EMEA reporting tasks are now placed in Citi’s Budapest CSC (Citi Solution Center), where 300+ professionals support the production of local regulatory returns for over 45 regulators.

The CSC Control Monitoring Team drives control improvement and standardization initiatives; is responsible for delivering independent assurance over control design and execution through testing, key performance indicator calculations and oversight; supports Internal Audit reviews; operates a robust governance and escalations protocol; oversees issue and corrective action plan status monitoring and facilitates knowledge sharing through the execution of our control training program.

You will join a diverse team of control minded experts.

In this position you will use and expand your experience and professional skills for the following responsibilities:

  • Assume Control SME role for selected key controls.  Control SMEs amongst other things are responsible to participate in control design, training of staff for control awareness, run related governance and oversight control monitoring processes and ultimately assess the control performance of reporting teams.
  • Lead the control governance framework, ensuring that key control related meetings are held on time with appropriate agenda and documentation.  Also ensure that all other Control SMEs in the team perform their oversight responsibilities as expected.
  • Assume the role of “EUC Champion”, with the goal of ensuring that end user developed tools (such as MS Excel files) are kept in compliance with regards to internal policies (data integrity, version control, documentation, etc.)
  • Manage relationships as first point of contact with a selected set of key senior stakeholders both in country and within the wider region.
  • Support control performance testing activities in as needed.
  • Use your experience and knowledge to drive and contribute to outstanding team performance.
  • Deliver on additional risk and control related tasks as instructed by your manager.

The ideal candidate for this position preferably possesses the following qualifications and skills:

  • We welcome professionals with background or interest in risk and control area.  6+ years of relevant experience in internal or external audit, any risk and control function and/or specifically Local Regulatory Reporting process.
  • We expect to benefit from your sound time management, organized personality, attention to details, agility and proactive working style.
  • Be practical and have a very strong control focused mind-set.  Know when it’s ok to accept an operational risk and when it’s critical to reduce it.
  • Possess excellent command of English, both written and oral.
  • Be great at fostering professional relationships built on trust and respect.
  • Have superb stakeholder management, storyboarding and analytical skills.
  • ACCA, CIMA, CIA or similar qualifications will be considered an advantage.

We are a development-focused organization. The above qualifications and skills are considered as primary assets for the position – but we do not pursue perfectionism: we look for capable colleagues and help them grow to excellence in their fields and positions.


  • Get to engage with a large number of people from different countries, backgrounds, functions and levels of seniority.
  • Gain thorough understanding of risk and control related activities in a large and complex organization.
  • Benefit from flexible work arrangements in an organization that acknowledges life - work balance.
  • Enjoy Career management and mentoring by senior colleagues and leaders.
  • Get opportunities for participation in managerial development initiatives.
  • Be part of an inclusive and friendly corporate culture where gender diversity and equality is widely recognized.
  • Join a socially active team and communities with diverse networking opportunities.
  • Competitive compensation package

Your journey and flexible career at Citi begins here – apply now!

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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