Citi GF - Asia GCB Technology FP&A Lead in Singapore, Singapore

  • Primary Location: Singapore,Singapore,Singapore

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Finance

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 17035698

Description

Background:

The FP&A function is primarily responsible for providing management information and analysis to senior management in Asia. This includes performance measurement, strategic presentations, monthly business reviews and country performance reporting, annual Budget & Forecasting and significant ad-hoc analyses.

The team interfaces closely with all businesses and functional areas in order to provide a complete perspective on franchise performance.

The role will support the Asia Consumer Banking O&T FP&A Lead and the Technology leadership team and will be a key interface to the Country Technology teams in Asia (incl EMEA), and Technology/Finance teams in NAM, Asia and Latam which are being serviced for software development efforts from Asia.

This individual will support the GCB O&T FPA Lead in working closely with other areas of Finance including GCB Regional FP&A, Global Technology Finance in NAM and will support preparation for key strategic sessions in accomplishing Asia GCB Technology business results.

The GCB Tech FP&A forms part of the overall Asia FP&A function which also comprises GCB, ICG, Global Functions, Corporate Operations and Technology and the core regional team.

Job Purpose:

  • Lead Financial Planning & Analysis to support two key stakeholders – a) Asia Consumer Technology and (b) Technology Service provider (GPD – Global Product Development ) that engages in software development from Asia for all of Citi worldwide

  • Assess and drive cost efficiencies in Asia GCB Technology through leading management information, analytics and metrics

  • Drive strategic initiatives in partnership with Technology to improve performance and enhanced productivity

  • Be the ‘trusted advisor’ to the Asia GCB O&T Finance Lead and Asia Technology Head . Drive dialogue at all levels of the organization in order to support the achievement of key business and financial goals

  • Provide leadership and oversee Mumbai Technology FP&A CoE team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive performance assessment of Asia Consumer Technology, providing insights into the performance and drivers through financial analysis and leading financial metrics

  • Provide insights into areas of underperformance and propose corrective actions

  • Drive strategic exercises for Asia Consumer Technology , working closely with Regional Technology Planning and Country Tech Heads, including preparation of strategic plans (annual budget exercise, quarterly forecast, 3-year strategic plans, etc.)

  • Drive FP&A reengineering efforts in partnership with the regional FP&A team

  • Partner with Asia Controllers to ensure completeness and accuracy of Technology expenses

  • Play an effective role in managing FP&A demands arising out of the Technology billing tool i.e ITBM , from the standpoints of both Tech Service provider and Biz Customer

  • Go beyond number crunching and effectively value-add by way of meaningful analysis via key financial drivers (eg., Tech labor rate , capacity volume, project spend analysis across relevant themes i.e. Digitization, Biz-discretionary, Tech mandatory, Legal/Regulatory)

  • Provide support to Consumer O&T FP&A Lead to develop process Improvements and effectively manage multifarious interactions , eg., Effectively collaborate with Finance and Tech communities in Asia GCB markets to ensure transparency of Technology charge-outs

Development Value:

  • GCB FP&A team acts as a strategic partner to the GCB business. FP&A Professionals work closely with the management teams of Asia markets, adding value through strategic analysis and hands-on participation in financial planning and control

  • Opportunity to join one of the leading financial Institutions in the world which prides itself on people development and mobility

  • The role provides the opportunity to interact with executive leadership both internal and external to the Finance organization

  • The role will require a close working relationship with GCB Business & Technology Executives

  • Role of team leader to the team in Mumbai FP&A Center will allow the individual to develop strong people management skills

  • Significant interface with other areas of FP&A and more broadly with country FP&A teams will enhance network

  • Exposure to senior levels of management in Asia

  • Exposure to senior levels of Finance Leaders in Jacksonville

  • Close working partnership with GCB businesses and Technology heads will strengthen business knowledge and experience

  • Significant scope for improving FP&A process and practice (as part of Global FP&A transformation efforts)

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of Consumer businesses

  • Prior experience of working within Planning and Analysis

  • Broad experience of working within Finance in a highly matrixed global Financial Services firm

Skills:

  • Highly articulate in verbal presentations as well as written communications

  • Demonstrated strength in detailed financial analysis

  • Strong communications (written, verbal and interpersonal) skills, including tact, diplomacy, and ability to influence senior-level executives

  • Integrity, maturity, dependability, a positive professional attitude

  • Strategic mindset to integrate Technology strategy into all communications

  • Track record of success in delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently

Qualifications:

  • Strong financial accounting background with post qualification experience of 8-10 years

  • Familiarity with Financial Services Industry and/or related business products would be desirable but not essential

Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with a staff of all levels across the firm

  • Ambitious and hard working

  • Willing to learn

  • Be a team player

  • Positive and pro-active attitude