Director of Financial Planning, Prioritization and Controls
Company: Citigroup Inc.
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Citi's technology team is growing at lightning speed, and we're
looking for talented technologists to help build the future of
global banking. Our teams are creating innovations used across the
globe - we're changing the way people bank and how the world does
business. Citi's technology team supports business operations in
100+ countries, across multiple lines of business spanning both
Institutional and retail businesses. The group works to optimize
the IT environment by standardizing production platforms, reducing
complexity, and introducing innovative solutions that provide new
business capabilities, reduce total cost of ownership, and create a
competitive advantage for Citi. Join an environment with a laser
focus on growth and progress, and take your career to the next
level through the power of Citi's unmatched globality and vast
Brief Description of the Organization
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million
customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and
jurisdictions. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our
clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable
growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our
clients' and the public's trust by constantly adhering to the
highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the
communities we serve.
Citi's Global Consumer Bank (GCB) is building a purpose-driven
team to serve its globally diverse, digitally forward customers in
top cities around the world. We're looking for exceptional
candidates who think digitally and differently, resolve problems in
unconventional ways and strive to provide a remarkable experience
for our clients. We define success by our Citi Leadership
Standards: Develops our People, Drives Value for Clients, Works as
a Partner, Champions Progress, Lives our Values and Delivers
Overview of the Role
Reporting to the GCT Workforce Planning & Management Head, this
role will be responsible for leading the Financial Planning,
Prioritization & Controls function within Global Consumer
Technology (GCT). This is a senior position that will require close
partnership with global leaders in Technology, Business, Finance
and Risk & Control.
The senior leader in this role is accountable for ensuring that
we have the proper investments, prioritization and software
development lifecycle controls to execute on our strategic
initiatives. This will involve managing to a multi-billion-dollar
budget, aligning Business and Technology investment priorities,
conducting overall financial planning, managing risks, and
providing oversight of financial controls and software quality
assurance across a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects.
This position is integral to the operations and strategic
decision-making of the company, acting as a critical enabler of
delivery, shaping future strategy and ensuring a robust controls
environment across the organization.
The ideal candidate will be analytical and decisive, with
expertise in financial planning, data analysis, project operations
and an exceptional ability to work collaboratively with business
and technology executives. They should have experience leading
large teams in matrix organizations with a holistic view into
global financial and project reporting.
Partner closely with business and technology executives to
ensure that investment priorities are financially sound, enabling
successful delivery of our most critical business initiatives.
Manage the intake prioritization process, ensuring efficient
utilization of delivery capacity against book of work.
Manage a multi-billion-dollar budget with a high degree of
quality and accuracy, driving financial reporting, controls and
prioritization processes including, but not limited to: monthly
forecasts, monthly actual reporting and analysis, annual operating
plan, and strategic plan processes.
Serve as an authoritative voice on matters of financial planning
and prioritization, equipping Business and Technology leaders with
information and analysis that drives prudent, strategic
Manage high-performing functions supporting investment
prioritization, financial planning, project operations and
controls, ensuring that each is data-driven and built on productive
and collaborative partnerships across the organization.
Ensure accurate reporting, forecasting and planning of our
investment priorities and financials, including ad hoc reporting
for senior leaders.
Trusted advisor to leaders in Technology, Product and Finance,
providing direction in the facilitation of business objectives and
driving negotiations with internal stakeholders.
Own capitalization analysis across NAM Technology, managing to
targets and facilitating semi-annual reviews in partnership with
controllers and leadership.
Drive SDLC adherence in project operations, including
resource-clocking allocations, artifact compliance and PQA process.
Manage IT PM organization to monitor adherence and drive process
changes across delivery teams.
Produce robust reporting for executive review, including both
BAU reports and ad hoc analysis to facilitate strategic
Partner closely with the broader GCT Workforce Planning &
Management organization to implement strategies for Workforce
Transformation, Engineering Capabilities, Supplier Management,
Employee Engagement, Change Management and Conduct Operations.
Develop and implement best-in-class processes, metrics, and
- Drive successful performance management, talent management and
12+ years' experience working in Finance with Technology. A
leader who understands the Agile framework with its associated
financial impact on organizations. Demonstrates knowledge of Demand
Mgt processes within an organization and the overall intake
process. Demonstrates the standardization and simplification of
processes across multiple functions including prioritization and
Able to effectively engage all relevant members of the executive
team to align on investment priorities and financial planning.
Demonstrated success working across functional groups to achieve
key operational goals that have financial implications.
Analytical and decisive, with expertise in financial planning,
data analysis and project operations.
Must have the ability to synthesize, develop and present clear
and concise recommendations, as well as an exceptional ability to
work collaboratively with senior business and technology
Deep industry experience managing large technology budgets (over
$1 billion) and associated project portfolios.
Demonstrated ability to build and manage self-sufficient teams
that influence and drive processes across organizations.
Ability to lead large teams in matrix organizations with a
holistic view into global financial and project reporting.
Strong collaborative skills. Able to establish and maintain
relationships and work alongside individuals from diverse
Must be willing to lead from the front, be a "doer" while also
setting strategy and thinking big-picture.
Ability to simplify complex issues, influence decision makers,
and drive consensus.
High degree of autonomy and ability to thrive in a fast-paced
Strong financial modeling skills and proficiency with Excel,
data visualization tools, and reporting tools.
Demonstrated expertise in Project Management principles and
software development lifecycle practices and methodology.
Manage the identification of risks that impact project delivery
or compliance, and ensure mitigation strategies are developed and
executed when necessary.
Strong talent focus and ability to successfully recruit and
develop experts from leading organizations.
Ability to communicate a compelling vision and inspire others to
deliver on an ambitious, complex, roadmap.
Ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels
within an organization, from the most technical engineer to the
most savvy business / executive leader.
Possess uncompromising ethics, unwavering integrity and
understanding of risk & regulatory process, as well as outstanding
communications and interpersonal skills.
Deep industry expertise regarding the major line of business
activities within Consumer Banking. Broad financial knowledge with
knowledge of corporate affairs, financial and economic
fundamentals, and business policies, products, processes, systems
Serves as a mentor and coach, as well as being a diversity
Dynamic, engaging style with excellent written and oral
communication across different audiences.
Collaborative and team player, ensuring overall business
- Exceptional influencing skills with sound judgment and
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