Citi Global Due Diligence Investigator II - Middle East and Africa in Budapest, Hungary

  • Primary Location: Hungary,Budapest,Budapest

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Logistics

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 17056043


Job Purpose

CSIS Global Due Diligence (“GDD”) is tasked with performing Enhanced Due Diligence (“EDD”) investigations to assist Citi’s businesses and other corporate risks functions to detect and report potential financial crime or other reputational and operational risks, such as risks of wrongdoing/corporate crime/fraud committed by counterparties; risks emanating from potential and/or on-going civil litigation and other similar higher-risk scenarios.

The aforementioned tasks are performed through the collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of information and intelligence from a wide variety of public and non-public information sources.

Job Background

The GDD Investigator II is an expert in the field of Enhanced Due Diligence investigations. It is the responsibility of the job holder to conduct complex EDD investigations in line with the key responsibilities highlighted below.

Key Responsibilities:

EDD Investigation responsibilities

The EDD investigations assigned to GDD Investigator II may be complex in nature i.e. involving research in different languages and multiple jurisdictions and have a nexus to Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa; tackling complex problems requiring multi-angle perspectives or producing detailed analysis in a limited timeframe.

  1. Integrity/Reputational Due Diligence: Research and analysis of individuals (high net worth customers or prospects), corporate entities or events through public records, commercial databases, media information, proprietary databases and human sources intelligence to assess prospective clients suitability to help Citi mitigate and respond to risks. Evaluation of information and information sources for accuracy, reliability and relevance in assessing risk;

  2. Pre-transactional/acquisition Due Diligence: Research and investigate the target’s business history, reputation, ethics and key management’s real influence in the marketplace. Report possible concerns such as criminal issues, indebtedness, regulatory or environmental breaches, bribery-related and money-laundering or ethical considerations;

  3. Manage a wide range of public-source research techniques and to develop a range of discreet, external contacts in countries of relevance and create detailed narrative investigative reports, presentations and, where needed, link charts or similar diagrams to record investigative actions, findings and analysis.

  4. Support of other CSIS teams or businesses requiring assistance or benefiting from access to information or capabilities of this position and proactive identification of new sources of information, research tools and investigative approaches.

Development Value

• Obtain further exposure and knowledge in Due Diligence/Investigations field


Knowledge and Experience

• Minimum of five (5) years of Enhanced Due Diligence/Business Intelligence experience gained at a corporate investigations/business intelligence firm, risk management consultancy or in-house EDD team with responsibility for managing complex client engagements focused on different jurisdictions and business sectors.

• Strong knowledge of the political/business intelligence environment in the Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa.

• Excellent knowledge of the AB&C regulatory environment (FCPA, UKBA) and corresponding Citi’s Policies and processes.


• Demonstrated organisation skills with ability to manage several investigative reports at once. Time management skills are essential.

• Strong stakeholders’ engagement/management skills.

• Proficient in office skills: MS Office Word and Excel.

• Excellent communication, personal and inter-personal skills.

• Excellent report writing and Information analysis skills.


• Strong oral briefing skills and written English language communications skills are essential. Second regional language strongly preferred i.e French, Portuguese and Arabic.

• Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce

• University level education preferred or equivalent work experience.


• Self-sufficient and a self-starter; analytical and innovative thinker.

• An ability to work independently in the field.

• Ability to multitask by carrying a diverse and complex caseload.