Accounting Policy - Senior Lead Analyst - SVP

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
08 Feb 2023
03 Mar 2023
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The EMEA Accounting Policy team is responsible for researching and advising on technical accounting matters under US GAAP and IFRS and working on their successful implementation for the EMEA region.

Internal clients include Financial Controllers, Product Control, Tax, Risk and other control functions as well as various Investment banking businesses including Equities, Fixed Income and Credit, Global Securitized Markets, Asset Finance Group, Commodities, and Treasury and Trade services, among others.

The position is responsible for:
  • leading implementation efforts for new accounting standards under US GAAP and IFRS;
  • preparing and delivering presentations to facilitate firm-wide education of new or proposed accounting standards to ensure that management understands the impact of new standards and regulations;
  • reviewing and approving new products and structured transactions by participating in the New Product Approval Committee process;
  • providing technical accounting advice to various Front Office businesses, under both US GAAP and IFRS;
  • assisting the Finance function to strengthen the control environment;
  • interacting with accounting standard setters (primarily the International Accounting Standards Board, and assisting Corporate Accounting Policy on interaction with the Financial Accounting Standards Board)
  • actively participating and representing Citi on accounting industry forums and committees (e.g. ISDA, AFME, InFITAG).


The candidate must ideally possess:
  • a BA/BS degree or higher education,
  • Big 4 accounting firm financial services experience or accounting policy or other technical accounting role at a financial institution;
  • a CPA/ACA/CA qualification or equivalent;
  • knowledge of accounting and financial instruments under US GAAP and IFRS as well as knowledge of financial markets;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • the ability to work very closely and confidently with many different levels of management from Finance, Risk and ICG Businesses;
  • strong negotiation, research, analytical, organization, presentation and drafting skills;
  • the ability to multi-task while working on both short and long-term projects.

In addition, the candidate should be a fast thinker/quick learner and possess the ability to work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines. He/she will also need to be able to work autonomously as an effective member of a dynamic and motivated team.


A number of years PQE experience. Examples of relevant experience: Big 4, Top tier Investment Bank, IASB, FASB and/or U.S. banking regulator. Detailed knowledge of U.S. GAAP and IFRS ideal.

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Financial Reporting

Time Type:
Full time

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