ICM In-Business Quality Assurance AVP - Financing and Securitisation

Singapore, Singapore
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Institutional Credit Management's ("ICM") objective is to provide an integrated "end-to-end" credit underwriting, identification, measurement, management, monitoring and reporting for wholesale credit businesses across the enterprise. Institutional Client Group ( ICG ) In-Business Quality Assurance is an integral part of the ICM organization.

The ICG In-Business Quality Assurance function (QA) verifies that established standards and processes are followed and consistently applied. ICG Management uses the results of the quality assurance reviews to assess the quality of the group's policies, procedures, programs, and practices as relates to the management of wholesale credit risk. The results help management identify operational weaknesses, risks associated with the function, training needs, and process deficiencies.

The ICM Head of In-Business Quality Assurance reports results of Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs) providing feedback, insight, and observations on any deficiency and areas of improvement, engaging with the management of the respective ICG business area, Independent Risk, and critical partner stakeholders and regulators.

This role reports directly to the ICM In-Business Quality Assurance - Financing and Securitisation QA Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Financing and Securitization In-Business Quality Assurance on discussions to define the Quality Assurance function and reviews across ICG coverage universe.
  • Assist in providing effective credible challenge during QARs to Business Region Heads and Portfolio Managers, as regards to memo and process quality to ensure that weaknesses in such processes are identified and escalated as appropriate.
  • Support in the establishment of processes that enable wholesale credit risks within Citi are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled, consistent with the bank's risk appetite and all policies and processes established within the risk governance framework
  • Under the supervision of the ICM In-Business Quality Assurance - Financing and Securitisation QA Manager , support execution of the following:
    • Consistent and objective assessments during QARs
    • Subsequent follow-up on corrective actions that were raised during QARs
    • Sustainability testing of corrective actions resulting from issues raised by Internal Audit or Regulators
    • Assistance in synthesizing and preparing quarterly Quality Assurance Scorecard Reports to ICG business management that communicate and measure results and identify negative trends and potential solutions
  • Assist WCR IBQA function in the establishment of WCR IBQA policies, procedures, risk assessment and controls to drive effective QA coverage and standards
  • Assist In-Business QA Head of Financing and Securitization to stay abreast of relevant changes to rules/regulations and other industry news including regulatory findings.
  • Support the Global Head of WCR IBQA on internal projects and initiatives
  • Support ICG Risk Analysis Voice of the Employee (VOE) initiatives
  • Travel (less than 10%)


Credit / Counterparty Credit / Quality Assurance:

  • Demonstratable quality control / quality assurance experience, including 3-5 years in banking, credit risk management, internal audit, loan review or quality assurance review function at an investment or large commercial bank
  • Understanding of risk management and controls frameworks related to counterparty credit risk management or another financial risk discipline.
  • Ability to understand counterparty credit risk implications of derivatives and securitisation and financing transactions. Financing solutions include TRS, CLOs, ABS, Municipal Financing / Residential Financing and securitisation, Prime and Hedge fund financing etc.
  • Understanding of policies and procedures with the ability to execute change seamlessly
  • Potential to understand complex counterparty credit product structures, and ideally versed in securitisation and credit financing products as well as underwriting, infrastructure financing and funding solutions related to acquisition finance
  • Ideally some background on core credit analysis for large corporate and finance industries to properly evaluate process and quality breaks within the quality assurance function
  • Awareness and adherence to the control environment including Quality Assurance and Quality Control

  • Strategic orientation to ensure the ICM organization continues to be positioned as a thoughtful and proactive partner on driving best practices to support safety and soundness within ICM and Citi
  • Assists colleagues in identifying stretch opportunities to elevate individual and team performance and recognizes individuals based on performance
  • Proven culture carrier

  • Strong organizational skills with ability and willingness to work under pressure and manages time and priorities effectively with little supervision
  • Evolving interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and exert influence with and without direct authority
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to audiences of varying levels of seniority
  • Ideally, experience in preparing presentations for seniors

  • Good Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills

  • BA/BSc or higher degree in Business (MBA), or any other related subject

Job Family Group:
Risk Management

Job Family:
Business Risk & Controls

Time Type:
Full time

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