GF Asia GCB Retail Financial Planning and Analysis Lead

Citibank NA
06 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract type
Full time
  • Primary Location: Singapore,Singapore,Singapore
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 18065330


  • The FP&A function is primarily responsible for providing management information and analysis to senior management in Asia. This includes performance measurement, strategic presentations, monthly business reviews and country performance reporting, annual Budget & Forecasting, competitor analysis and significant ad-hoc analyses
  • The team interfaces closely with all businesses and functional areas in order to provide a complete perspective on franchise performance
  • The role will support the Asia Retail Banking leadership team, and will be a key interface to the Country FP&A teams and the GCB sector finance teams
  • This individual will also work closely with other areas of Finance including Corporate Treasury and will support preparation for earnings releases since Asia GCB business results are reported externally to the investor community
  • The GRB FP&A team forms part of the overall FP&A function which also comprises GCB, ICG, Global Functions and Corporate Operations and Technology and the core regional team
Job Purpose:
  • Lead the Retail Segment Planning & Analysis Team in support of Asia Retail Banking
  • Assess and drive performance of Retail Banking businesses and countries in Asia through leading management information, analytics and metrics
  • Drive strategic initiatives to improve business performance and enhanced productivity
  • Be the 'trusted advisor' to the Asia Retail Banking Business Heads and drive business dialogue at all levels of the organization in order to support the achievement of key business and financial goals
  • Provide leadership of GRB Retail Banking team in Singapore and oversee Mumbai Retail Banking FP&A CoE team
  • Promote and drive talent development and mobility within the Asia Retail Banking Finance Division
Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive performance assessment of Retail Banking in Asia, providing insights into the performance and drivers of the business through financial analysis and leading financial metrics
  • Provide insights into areas of underperformance and propose corrective actions
  • Lead Finance Officer representing Finance in senior Retail Banking business committees
  • Drive strategic exercises for Retail Banking businesses in Asia working closing with country CBMs and CFOs, including annual budgets and 3- and 5-year strategic plans
  • Participate in reviews with the Citigroup CFO and Corporate team
  • Participate in periodic reviews with US Federal Reserve, SEC and OCC
  • Prepare and participate in conversations with NY in quarterly 'Earnings' calls with Citigroup CFO and Investor Relations
  • Lead country Asia Retail Banking business reviews with product and country management
  • Lead Asia Retail Banking FP&A team
  • Drive FP&A reengineering efforts in partnership with the Retail Banking regional FP&A team
  • Oversee preparation of strategic plans (annual budget exercise, quarterly forecast, 3-year strategic plans, etc.)
  • Partner with Asia Controllers to ensure completeness and accuracy of Retail Banking P&Ls
  • Play key interface role with other functional areas
  • Develop pipeline of Finance talent through management and coaching of immediate team as well as with partners across the markets
Development Value:
  • GCB P&A team acts as a strategic partner across the GCB business (product and country business lines). Professionals within the division work closely with the management teams of Citigroup's many departments, adding value to the global GCB business through strategic analysis and hands-on participation in financial planning and control
  • Opportunity to join one of the leading financial Institutions in the world which prides itself on people development and mobility
  • The role provides the opportunity to interact with executive leadership both internal and external to the Finance organization
  • The role will require a close working relationship with GCB Business Executives
  • Role of team leader will allow the individual to develop strong people management skills
  • Significant interface with other areas of P&A and more broadly with other functions within the Finance division will enhance network
  • Exposure to senior levels of management in Asia
  • Exposure to senior levels of Finance Leaders in New York
  • Partner with the business in leading the growth and reengineering efforts in the region
  • Close working partnership with GCB businesses and country heads will strengthen business knowledge and experience
  • Significant scope for improving FP&A process and practice (as part of Global FP&A transformation efforts)
  • Breadth of role will provide significant business and personal development opportunities
  • Excellent working knowledge of Consumer businesses
  • Prior experience of working within Planning and Analysis
  • Broad experience of working within Finance in a highly matrixed global Financial Services firm
  • Highly articulate in verbal presentations as well as written communications
  • Demonstrated strength in detailed financial analysis
  • Strong communications (written, verbal and interpersonal) skills, including tact, diplomacy, and ability to influence senior-level executives
  • Integrity, maturity, dependability, a positive professional attitude
  • A leader who will implement initiatives effectively and motivate others to carry out their work
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strategic mindset to integrate business strategy into all communications
  • Track record of success in delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently
  • A true change agent with a strong desire to make a positive impact on the organization


  • Strong financial accounting background with post qualification experience
  • Familiarity with Financial Services Industry and/or related business products would be desirable but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with a staff of all levels across the firm
  • Ambitious and hard working
  • Willing to learn
  • Be a team player
  • Positive and pro-active attitude

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