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Compliance Testing Officer Job at CitiBank Nigeria
« on: Dec 13, 2015, 11:31 AM »
Job Title: Compliance Testing Officer

Company: CitiBank Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Nigeria

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 10 years

Job Field: Banking   Finance / Accounting / Audit  


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


Job Purpose: – The goal of the Compliance Testing Team in EMEA is to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, and to perform planned reviews against regulatory requirements and pertinent processes. – The Compliance Testing Officer will be expected to perform reviews of specific areas of regulatory compliance and coordinate the execution of testing on a region-wide basis by other Compliance staff, operating as a virtual team. – The Officer will also be expected to review regulatory requirements to determine appropriate test programme coverage.


Job Background/context:

The Compliance Testing team exists to assist in the management and oversight of Compliance risk in the following ways:

• To complete Compliance Reviews using a strong, independent and consistent global process

• To pro-actively identify areas of compliance risk and escalate these to senior management for resolution

• To ensure that effective and timely corrective actions plans are in place to address any areas of compliance risk that are identified

Key Responsibilities:

• The Compliance Testing Officer (‘The Officer’) will perform analysis against regulatory risks and associated controls and conduct testing of these in accordance with predetermined standards and test programmes

• The Officer will be involved in reviews covering various businesses and processes across all sectors

• The Officer will work on reviews both in the capacity of lead reviewer as well as participant in the reviews led by other team members

• The Officer will perform remote reviews, both through the centralised capture of data amenable to sample-based and testing and through the development of virtual review teams, able to be directed by the Officer towards the collaborative execution of a review

• Based in the regional office (London) the officer will work with various countries in providing consultancy on control issues surfaced during compliance reviews in the respective countries

• Reviews will be conducted based on both those planned for the year (thematic, horizontal, targeted, ad-hoc) or on account of regulatory and/or business/industry issues

• The Officer will work on individual projects assigned from time to time within the Compliance Testing remit

• The Officer will be a member of the regional Compliance Testing Team and will be expected to provide a strong advisory role in the unit’s activities, strategy and development

Development Value: – The successful candidate will play an important role in the testing activities of the unit providing opportunities to develop a more in-depth view of the businesses being tested from a regulatory and compliance perspective. – Furthermore, the officer will get an opportunity to work with other pillars/facets of controls while working on special project co-ordination initiatives.


The role also entails junior supervisory responsibilities, building, developing and overseeing virtual teams charged with review execution.



• A minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in any discipline plus a relevant higher degree or professional qualification



• Minimum 10 years industry experience with a background in Compliance, Risk or Audit, preferably gained in an international financial institution

• In-depth understanding of audit methodology, risk and control analysis

• Experience of at least three major areas of banking operations, including  very good knowledge of Corporate Banking products, processes, procedures and regulations

• A good knowledge of multiple control testing environments



• Strong oral and written communication / negotiation skills, with the proven ability to influence opinion, articulate/substantiate review findings and defend these if challenged by senior business management

• Strong ability to manage and facilitate work projects both on the ground and with remote units

• Accuracy and attention to detail in the presentation and publication of compliance testing reports to a senior audience

• Strategic and goal-oriented focus

• Unwavering commitment to co-operative and collaborative working

• Strong project management and presentation skills

.Competencies: – The successful candidate will need to show that he/she is prepared to take responsibility to lead/manage testing in a multi-dimensional business environment. – The candidate should be able to work with compliance and business partners in pursuing our common objectives. – The candidate must be able to work effectively within the testing team members and the countries across the region and beyond. – Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.


Primary Location: EMEA-NGA-FC-Abuja

Job Category: Compliance and Control

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master’s Degree

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No.

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