Compliance Product Director - UK GCB

Recruiter
Citi
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Jul 2022
Closes
11 Aug 2022
Ref
16084632
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Compliance Product Director - UK Global Consumer Bank (GCB)
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GCB UK is a retail wealth management business, offering consumer banking products and services, principally to high net worth individuals, both onshore and offshore. The business is housed on the Citibank UK Limited (CUKL) legal entity which is a UK-headquartered retail bank, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. CUKL uses the excess liquidity generated by the entity to fund high quality loans, bonds and securitised notes.

Serves as a senior product compliance risk manager for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) in GCB UK responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes, and programs to prevent violations of law, rule, or regulation and design and delivery of a risk management framework that maintains risk levels within the firm's risk appetite and protects the franchise. In addition, engages with the ICRM product and function coverage teams, in order to partner to develop and apply CRM program solutions that meet the GCB UK and customer needs in a manner consistent with the Citi program framework.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing compliance coverage to GCB UK including oversight of CUKL. Provides compliance guidance on rules and regulations relating to operational issues, transactional approvals and the application of internal compliance policies for day-to-day activities.
  • Managing a team of multiple teams of Compliance professionals. Developing, attracting, and retaining talent; recommending staffing levels required to carry out the unit's role and responsibilities effectively while establishing and adhering to talent management processes and compensation and performance management programs. Mentoring and developing junior staff.
  • Directing the design, development, delivery and maintenance of best-in-class Compliance, programs, policies and practices for ICRM. Translates ICRM strategy and goals across Citi's clients, products and geographies; provides direction and guidance on the programs.
  • Staying abreast of relevant changes to rules/regulations and other industry news including regulatory findings.
  • Providing oversight and guidance over the assessment of complex issues, structures potential solutions and drives effective resolution with other stakeholders. Provides advice to GCB UK on an ongoing basis on new initiatives, new products, acquisitions, and client-related matters with respect to applicability of policies, resolution of potential red flags or other client/transaction-related compliance escalations.
  • Representing Citi on critical regulatory matters as required. Serves as liaison with regulatory examiners, Internal Audit, and external auditors on critical Compliance issues and oversees the implementation of related remediation. Collaborating with other internal areas including: Legal, Business Management, Operations, Technology, Finance, other Control Functions, and In-Business Risk to address compliance issues which may impact the assigned business/product/function.
  • Supporting GCB UK in performing timely compliance reviews of new transactions and/or products.
  • Managing ICRM initiatives as required, such as the implementation of new Compliance systems, controls, and related project management work efforts.
  • Assisting in the development and administration of Compliance training for the assigned business/product/function.
  • Overseeing the monitoring and identification of regulatory developments, including enforcement actions, and new laws, regulations, rules, and interpretations or guidance relating to the business/product/function supported.
  • Analyzing and scoping the impact including applicability of new and complex regulatory developments across the assigned business/product/function, including cross-border impact.
  • Assisting in the establishment of ICRM policies, procedures and controls to comply with these new or changed laws and regulations.
  • CUKL Board Committee responsibilities including compliance reporting to relevant committees and attendance at relevant committees, as required.
  • Participating in industry groups and trade association working groups or other forums.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.
Qualifications:
  • Prior experience of working in a Retail Bank, Wealth Management or Private Banking firm or providing consulting services to clients in these sectors
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented, organized
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messaging
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior leaders
  • Significant knowledge and expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and appropriate controls specifically around COBS, BCOBS, MiFID II, Payment Services Regulations to name a few
  • Experience in the design and implementation of Compliance programs
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex issues through root cause analysis and other analytical techniques; structure potential solutions; drive to resolution with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level using sound judgment and successful execution, understanding how to operate effectively across diverse Business/Function
  • Experience with and previous exposure to internal or external control functions and regulators
  • Ability to challenge Business/Function management and escalate issues when appropriate
  • Strong track record of effectively assessing and managing competing priorities
  • Comfortable navigating complex, highly-matrixed organizations
  • Comfortable acting as an agent for positive change with agility and flexibility
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. Strong presentation and relationship management skills are essential
  • Subject matter expertise in area of focus
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree; experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; strong working knowledge of the assigned function/business/product and related laws and regulations, previous experience managing a diverse staff; Advanced degree preferred
Candidates applying for this role must be aware that it is a Certified Role, subject to the FCA and PRA Certification Regime.

The Certification Regime is one element of the Individual Accountability Regime which came into effect on 7 March 2016.

Under the Certification Regime, Citi UK regulated entities (Citi entities) must ensure that employees working in certain roles categorised as specified significant harm functions (Certified Roles) are assessed as fit and proper to carry out their role.

Under the guidance provided by the FCA and PRA, firms should have regard to the following when assessing fitness and propriety:
  • Honesty, integrity and reputation
  • Financial soundness
  • Competence and capability
In order to comply with the requirements of the Certification Regime, Citi entities must take reasonable care to ensure that an employee does not perform a Certified Role without first being certified as Fit and Proper. For this reason, you will be assessed for this role against the Fit and Proper requirements, as described above.
This assessment will be carried out through extensive interviews, self-disclosures, permitted criminal record checks, regulated reference checks, credit checks and other background screening checks.

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