Chief Auditor - Data Quality and Data Transformation

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
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Chief Auditor - Data Quality and Data Transformation

Citi Internal Audit is a dynamic global function of over 1,600 professionals located across more than 60 countries, covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers through its network in 98 countries. Through a culture of continuous improvement, Citi IA is focused on maintaining its position as a best in class IA function and is committed to investing in people, learning and development, innovation and methodology programs.

The Internal Audit mission is to provide independent, objective, reliable, valued and timely assurance to the Board, senior management and regulators of Citigroup and Citibank (and its subsidiaries), over the effectiveness of culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management, and controls that mitigate current and evolving risks and to enhance the control environment.

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.

The Chief Auditor of Data Transformation is responsible for delivering audit assurance over change activities over Data across Citi. This role will coordinate with senior management in key functions, including the Chief Data Governance Office function, develop and coordinate delivery of the assurance plan for these activities and manage a cross-functional audit team to provide timely feedback to management and the Board. Subject matter expertise related to Data Quality, Data Management, technology Architecture and regulatory reporting activities strongly preferred.

The function is made up of multiple teams covering each of Citi's product and functional areas, as well as dedicated teams for IA Operations, IA Innovation and IA Quality Assurance.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Citi Firm-Wide Data Transformation Initiative Review: Coordinate the IA wide processes for the review and challenge of the Data Transformation program and ensuring that IA Program teams have clearly identified the required roles and responsibilities and have appropriately identified, and are engaging, all relevant Citi stakeholders with appropriate accountability
  • Review of Citi's Data Transformation program to ensure that the program aligns with regulatory expectations, peer practices, underlying issues and their root causes, and review and challenge the comprehensiveness and quality of the conclusions from the analyses
  • Provide credible check and challenge Data Program's defined scope, target state, and success criteria to ensure it fully addresses supervisory expectations and underlying issues and root causes, and is embedded in a broader strategic vision
  • Look across programs and initiatives to identify related and interdependent elements and provide recommendations, where needed, for combining or connecting programs and initiatives to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency
  • Perform end-to-end review and challenge of program deliverables to confirm quality and adequacy of deliverables against program target state
  • Coordinate with the CAO Data Transformation Team, Citi Data Governance Office and Internal Audit Product/Functions Team on closure process for programs, as needed
  • Identify and address program resource constraints in collaboration with IA partners
  • Escalate significant transformation issues, including the adequacy of corrective action in a timely manner
  • Identify areas for additional IA assurance arising from the Transformation activities including those requiring cross enterprise assurance
  • Internal Stakeholder Management: Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Internal Audit Product/Functions team, Business & Function Risk/ Control Leads, Program Leads, CAO Data Transformation Team and the Citi Data Governance Office.
  • Proactively interact with Transformation and Data leadership team to provide credible challenge and positively influence Citi culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control frameworks.
  • Regulatory Relationship Management: Manage IA's regulatory relationships resulting in constructive 2-way dialogue, trust in the IA function and general reliance being placed on IA's work around Citi's Data Transformation. Meet specific regulatory requirements relating to IA whilst following the standard IA coverage model to the greatest extent possible.
  • IA team - Attract, develop, motivate and retain a highly diverse and effective IA team. Work with the global IA Chief Auditors to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of IA resources, taking into consideration the costs and experience of local and global auditors as well as leveraging different audit approaches and innovative audit tools. Identifies and develops talent providing long term career opportunities within IA and other parts of Citigroup.

  • 15+ years of progressive business, audit, accountancy or other broad relevant experience, preferably including the regional market and regulatory environment
  • Executive presence and expert in building and maintaining strong open relationships with executive stakeholders, working as a partner, exerting influence and providing credible challenge in a constructive manner.
  • Advanced understanding of culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control frameworks in leading international organizations.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the true risks of complex global issues, escalate to the appropriate level and provide advice on pragmatic commercial solutions.
  • Thought leader in current IA best practice, innovative IA developments and leading the design and delivery of quality risk based forward looking audit plans. Experience of successfully managing major transformational projects.
  • Outstanding performer, open minded, resilient, agile, energetic, self-starter, articulate and empathetic whilst being confident to deliver opinions to bring about positive outcomes.
  • Proven and progressive business, audit, accountancy or other broad relevant experience, preferably including the market and regulatory environment.
  • Strong leadership skills including a track record of identifying and developing world class talent. Experienced in leading large dispersed professional teams.
  • Educated to degree level or holder of a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CA, CPA, ACA or CIA).

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