Citi Solutions Lead Analyst in Budapest, Hungary

  • Primary Location: Hungary,Budapest,Budapest

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17048997


Job Purpose:

There are a number of process and systems development projects taking place within both within EMEA Finance and the organization as a whole.

Both within the EMEA region and globally, these encompass both business-driven initiatives and major Finance-driven programmes, arising from a combination of factors including:

• The rapidly changing business environment in which the firm operates;

• The integration challenges resulting from recent merger activity;

• The constant need to develop both systems and processes to enhance efficiency and further strengthen the current control environment.

The Budapest Finance and Risk Infrastructure’ s main roles are to:

• Work with the relevant line areas to progress and implement Finance-sponsored projects and initiatives;

• Represent Finance in a number of other initiatives, sponsored by the business or other support areas;

• Maintain a system “strawman” for Finance across the EMEA region and ensure that any systems change, either globally or at regional level, is consistent with that strawman;

• Direct the Technology budget/spend at projects and systems initiatives that will give the biggest benefit to Finance;

• Construct, maintain and test Finance’s Continuity of Business plans

The new Project Manager to work as part of the Budapest FRI team.

Job Background:

Finance & Risk Infrastructure team in Budapest is seeking to establish an appropriate group structure to provide ongoing support of global and regional projects as they impact Finance.

Within the FRI organization in EMEA, Budapest FRI is responsible for a wide number of activities including Financial Reporting/Control, Product Control, Regulatory Reporting, Treasury, Tax, and Planning/analysis..

This role has emerged within the Budapest FRI team. The person recruited for this role will report to the Budapest Lead of FRI within Hungary, and will interface with other members of the FRI organization across regions, on individual projects, according to current priority.

The type of projects/work covered will include:

PMO responsibilities include:

• Work with Global Process Owners (GPOs), program managers, project teams, and partners to plan, coordinate, monitor and assist in the implementation of FRI initiatives

• Develop program reporting structure (cadence, management and reporting setup, issues/risk tracking/escalation, scorecard/metrics)

• Facilitate monthly steering, bi-weekly operating committee, and other implementation working groups

• Prepare executive/management level reporting and other regulator-required updates

• Participate in internal audits related to controls, governance, and integration points

• Provide program updates for all relevant corporate reporting requirements such as Monthly Management Review (MMR), Citi-Wide Key Initiative reporting, Strategic KI Dashboard reporting, and other reporting needs

• Manage dependencies across related programs

• Employ standard program processes, templates, and tools for program delivery, per the FRI Org PMO program and project management procedures

• Ensure all organizationally strategic initiatives, programs, and projects are tracked in the Lean Project Management Tool (LPMT) for FRI Org PMO compliance

Data analytics responsibilities include:

• Gather requirements and build models to capture and process data

• Understand how to source, mine and compile relevant data

• Interpret data and offer meaningful insights

• Create succinct and clear reports and presentations

Process reengineering responsibilities include:

• Act as a change agent

• Process mapping and modeling

• Subject matter expertise (relevant to Finance and Risk processes, especially at Citi)

Development Value:

This role provides an excellent opportunity to see and learn how the many different areas of an Investment Bank work together. Specifically, the successful candidate will secure:

• The opportunity to work with a large number of people from different functions;

• The opportunity to develop project management skills. These are skills / competencies which can be used in any future line management roles;

• Opportunities to gain a thorough knowledge of the complete range of Finance processes;


Knowledge and Experience:

• 9-10 years of relevant work experience

• 5+ years of experience as Project Manager (essential);

• Strong background in one or more areas of Finance or Risk preferred

• Consulting or project background preferred

• Program/project management or PMO using a structured methodology to successfully track, plan, monitor and report on concurrent, multiple projects

• Process reengineering and process mapping experience preferred

• Change management experience preferred

• Excellent and thorough knowledge of the Finance systems infrastructure.

• Good accounting, P&L and Financial/regulatory reporting knowledge (preferred)

• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Microsoft Excel and Project


• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, active listening) required, ability to synthesize key messages and “storytell”

• Good influencing, facilitation, and partnering skills

• Strong attention to detail and willingness to "roll up sleeves"

• Strong analytical skills required, experience with budgets and financial analysis preferred


Bachelor's degree required / MBA preferred


It is important that the following key characteristics can be clearly demonstrated, based on previous experience:

• A well-motivated, well-organised self-starter, the successful candidate will be able to lead, coordinate and drive medium-sized project teams, including representatives from a variety of areas across the organisation, sometimes for initiatives lasting several months;

• Someone who can think through a problem;

• Someone who is comfortable in the detail;

• The ability to assimilate data and to reach well thought out decisions;

• The ability to add value to current working practices and to challenge the status quo, thinking beyond the “here and now”;

• Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels.

• Someone who can successfully manage strategic initiatives towards the timely achievement of their stated objectives

• Requires minimal supervision

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and to work with geographically diverse resources

• Ability to work effectively with project teams/leaders across all functional areas and levels

• Ability to see the "big picture" without losing attention to detail