Citibank

IA - ICG Technology - Chief Auditor - MD

Recruiter
Citibank
Location
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Nov 2020
Closes
13 Dec 2020
Ref
20223497
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Sector
Digital
Internal Audit is a global organization of around 1700 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries. Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi's numerous regulators globally. Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe.

The Chief Auditor is a senior level management position responsible for managing Citi Internal Audit's (IA's) risk based audit approach, in coordination with the Audit team. The overall objective of this role is to ensure Citi IA is the leading IA function in the financial services industry, and to manage IA's relationships with key stakeholders.

This role will be responsible for the development and completion of an effective audit plan that provides thorough, risk based coverage for ICG Technology globally. The role will lead and develop a team of over 50 IT auditors globally, and will be responsible for building and managing relationships with senior technology and business management. In addition, this role will work closely with the regional Heads of Technology Audit and global Product auditors across ICG to ensure delivery of a plan of work that provides assurance over the key risks for the ICG systems processes worldwide. Critical thinking is a key requirement of the role, as themes related to risks and issues around the organization will be identified and presented to key stakeholders, including senior management and regulators. The role will entail considerable coordination of resources to meet the plan and will, therefore, also require strong people management and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drives the strategic direction of Citi's Internal Audit (IA) function in the establishment of risk based auditing and branch examinations, which include reporting methodologies, organizational design and effective positioning of the function to ensure provision of independent assurance. This is to be consistent and aligned with Citigroup and Citibank business objectives.
  • Uses excellent communication, leadership and strong management skills to influence a wide range of internal audiences including respective product, function, or regional executive management partners and external audiences including regulators and external auditors. Frequently engages in both internal and external negotiations, which will have a major impact on the function, and on the organization as a whole.
  • Directs audit activities supporting coverage of ICG Technology applications and provides valued and timely independent assurance on the design and operating effectiveness at the global level, in accordance with IA standards, Citi policies, and local regulations.
  • Ensures the delivery of audit reports and (where appropriate) branch examinations, that are complete, insightful, timely, error free and concise.
  • Ensures timely delivery of high-quality comprehensive regulatory and internal audit issue validation, and where determined appropriate issue validation on other remediation actions, including issues arising from the external auditors, consultants and other parties.
  • Contributes towards the delivery of high impact reports of IA's contributions to executive management, regulators, and Citigroup and Citibank boards' sub-committees, developing trend analyses and thematic reporting.
  • Manages multiple teams of professionals. Recruits staff, develops talent, builds effective teams, and manages a budget. Identifies internal talent and fills key positions, attracts talent with required expertise to meet the risk profile of the business, builds deep bench strength and develops appropriate succession plans.
  • Possesses an understanding of multiple disciplines (Audit, Risk, Compliance, and Training) and of different Audit standards, policies and local regulations; applies a broad and comprehensive understanding of high risk areas including Consumer or Investment Banking, corporate functions, technology management; project/program management; or supplier management.
  • Possesses a wide ranging knowledge of technology and the ICG businesses including Markets and Securities Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions and Global Private Banking businesses, as well as a strong understanding of the fundamental risks associated with a large commercial and investment bank.
  • Delivers learning and development programs and is a recognized leader in training and developing others.
  • Develops approaches to promote knowledge sharing and promulgates management best practices across Internal Audit and both Citibank and Citigroup.
  • Delivers cost effective and efficient management of audit teams and audit engagements.
  • Ensures IA anticipates/meets/exceeds the requirements and expectations of Citibank's and Citigroup's regulators.
  • Works closely and collegially within IA and with line management and control functions to ensure efficient and effective provision of independent audit assurance.
  • Collaborates across businesses and functions to improve the identification, quantification, measurement, management, reporting and controls in governance, risk management and internal control environments.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability of audit's coverage and reporting on common high risks areas such KYC, AML, Fraud, Technology, Sanctions, and Consent Orders and other enforcement action compliance.
  • Actively supports and drives the IA's and management's efforts for Citi to have a "Strong" internal audit function and for Citi to have "Strong" control functions.
  • Fully supports and endorses the Quality Assurance function of Internal Audit and promptly accepts and remediates deficiencies found by QA.
  • Ensures the adoption of the appropriate portions of the Citigroup and Citibank Audit Committee Charters and the Internal Audit Charter for applicable legal entities.
  • Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts. Leverages Internal Audit's Centres of Excellence to improve audit processes and coverage.


  • Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent. CISA preferred, CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar are a plus.
  • Advanced level experience in an ICG technology audit or business/technology related role with extensive experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.
  • Subject matter expertise and experience in coverage of Markets, TTS and Private Banking technology preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large global teams and managing integrated internal audit and assurance delivery within a matrix reporting environment.
  • A self-aware, self-confident individual who has well developed listening skills, and a strong ability to engage a group of accomplished business unit heads by providing proactive advice on a variety of audit matters while carefully balancing the independent requirements of the IA function.
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and senior management.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record in managing teams and making a positive impact on the organization.


  • Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

    Valuing Diversity:

    Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organizational success.

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