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Chief Auditor - Europe & Citi Europe plc (CEP)

Dublin, Ireland
Posted 12 days ago Permanent Competitive
This role - Chief Auditor Europe and Chief Audit Executive - Citi Europe plc (CEP) - is a significant role that (a) leads a team of audit professionals across Citi's Europe Franchise; (b) is responsible for establishing the audit approach for Citi Europe and CEP; (c) is responsible for considerable liaison with key regulators, (including the ECB) and for providing updates to the CEP Audit Committee and Board; and (d) is approved by regulators (PCF13). Key success criteria for the role are (a) being able to manage audit work across multiple Legal Entities in Europe; (b) dealing with several senior stakeholders and regulators; and (c) influencing global audit teams to ensure adequate audit coverage of these Legal Entities. The role also assumes increased importance as Citi Europe prepares to make significant changes to meet the European requirements for Intermediate Parent Undertaking (IPU).
The Chief Auditor - Europe & CEP provides independent third-line assurance that the end to end processes at Citi (in so far as they relate to Citi EUROPE Legal Entities) have been properly understood, assessed and mitigated via first line programs and second line assurance activities.

Role description
This role, which will largely have a EUROPE focus, but will also impact other regions (due to the methodology work described below) will be responsible for:
  • Working with product and function Chief Auditors and their delegates to develop and complete (and keep updated) an effective audit strategy and plan that provides thorough, risk based coverage (including issue validation for regulatory and audit issues) for addressing material risks from a EUROPE Legal Entity lens. This includes:
  • If required, creation of EUROPE Legal Entity specific audit work to supplement product and function audits
  • Reviewing product and function audit plans to determine audits that have most relevance to Material Legal Entities.
  • Working with IA Methodology teams and other MLE HOAs to conduct a Legal Entity Assessment to ensure that Legal Entity perspectives are considered as part of audit planning processes for global and regional audits.
  • Effectively partnering with product and function audit owners and Chief Auditors to ensure that audit issues resulting from key audits identified are not just tagged to the right Legal Entities but also providing additional perspectives to issue wordings from a Legal Entity perspective.
  • Providing regular review and audit oversight over critical remediation programs and tracking progress.
  • Effectively reviewing and challenging first and second line Legal Entity management assessments
  • Working with IA QA team to address any QA findings, regulatory issues against IA etc.
  • Working with IA MI team to analyse audit data in audit systems from a LE perspective; ensuring corrections are made as required, and following up to ensure errors detected are sustainably addressed.
  • Providing regular updates and briefings on audit perspectives from a EUROPE Legal Entity perspective to Senior Management, Board Sub-Committees etc. including an independent opinion on managements reporting; and
  • Preparing briefing packs and interacting with EUROPEAN regulators (along with EMEA Chief Auditor) and other global regulators (as required) on audit perspectives of the EUROPE Legal Entities Control Environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with large global teams and dealing with integrated internal audit and assurance delivery; experienced in dealing with senior stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of Legal Entity management concepts and ability to effectively communicate risks to senior executives
  • Experience developing audit assessments and testing criteria, tools and methodologies
  • Proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quanity deliverables according to strict timetables.
  • Prior experience of conducting risk based audits and presenting results to management
  • Proven knowledge and experience of risk issue management criteria, tools, and methods
  • Understanding of how risks and control deficiencies need to prioritized and remediated across the first line
  • Wide ranging knowledge of technology, finance and banking, as well as a strong understanding of the fundamental risks associated with a large commercial and investment bank. Good understanding of concept relating to Booking Models.

Key Legal Entities
  • Citibank Europe plc (CEP)
  • Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG (CGME)
  • Approximately 15% of global audits - 150 numbers.
  • Approximately 15 direct reports
  • All CEP Internal Audit staff have a matrix reporting relationship to this role
  • Dublin, Ireland (Primary)
  • This role is classed as Hybrid; expectation is to be physically present at office at least 3 times a week.
Skills/ Competencies:
  • A self-aware, confident individual who has well developed listening skills, and a strong ability to engage a group of senior executive managers by providing proactive advice on a variety of audit matters while carefully balancing the independent requirements of the IA function. Able to analyse and think through highly complex issues, but then appropriate execute and implement against a well thought through framework in a seamless manner; Fluent in oral and written English; Excellent communication skills.
  • Good understanding of Booking Model and Legal Entity Management principles.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills. Ability to deal with data and derive insights.
  • Effective influencing and 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. Personal presence, intellect, energy and drive to succeed in a high-performance environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record in managing teams and making a positive impact on the organization. The role will entail considerable coordination of resources and will therefore also require strong people management and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented with the ability to seize the initiative, garner consensus and develop and implement an effective strategy. Demonstrates a high level of analytical rigor in formulating strategies, objectives and measuring results. Operates with passion and real drive when pursuing goals.
  • Sense of urgency in implementing programs and evaluating priorities; decisive, action-oriented and practical. Willingness to challenge and question the status quo, making recommendations for options and best solutions.
  • 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, such as senior management, the Audit Committee, Board, regulators and external audit functions.
Bachelor of Science or equivalent; Masters preferred. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus. Statistical, Computer Science or Computer Engineering qualifications will be an advantage.

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