Financial Planning & Analysis EMEA Expense Manager, Vice President

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi
  • 20 Mar 19

Financial Planning & Analysis EMEA Expense Manager, Vice President

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,England,London
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 18071714


Financial Planning & Analysis EMEA Expense Manager, Vice President
Competitive Salary Offered

Job Purpose:

Provide a focused perspective on EMEA Expense and Headcount performance by providing:
• Insightful analysis as the foundation for strategic decision-making, resource allocation and performance management
• Tools, analytical capability, and data to support thoughtful planning and target setting, as well as to drive business initiatives
• The means by which management can both implement and measure the impact of those decisions and targets, and identify and implement course corrections 

 Job Background/context:

• EMEA FPandA covers all aspects of the Citi Franchise including; Products, Geographies, Clients, Functions and OandT.  It is part of the EMEA Finance team
• The key stakeholders, in addition to the EMEA LFO's / EMEA CFO are the Decision Support Team who provide analytics to the Regional Senior Management team
• This is an exciting and challenging role in an area that is of critical importance within the Firm which acts as a key measurement of performance and accountability

Key Responsibilities:

• Supporting LFO teams: Co-ordination and preparation of presentation material and talking points for any internal meetings for the EMEA CEO, CFO or business MBR's
• Performance Measurement: Analysing, investigating and explaining key movements and trends in the Expense and Headcount financials to Senior Management within finance (LFO's / CFO)
• Reporting: Production and presentation of comprehensive management information for overall Expenses as well as specifically for Compensation and Headcount
• Maintaining a strong understanding of underlying drivers behind the numbers
• Internal Client Meetings: Participation in both ad-hoc meetings and the monthly presentation of the reporting decks to EMEA LFO's / CFO
• Engagement: Proactively engage and interface across Finance and relevant business areas to leverage information and processes to meet requirements whilst avoiding unnecessary duplication. Become established as a key point of contact based on finance knowledge, established network and ability to achieve results
• Ad-hoc analysis and reporting:  Lead ad-hoc analysis for EMEA CFO / LFO's by performing one-time reviews and analysis on areas of management focus within Expenses
• Ensure high quality support and analytics are provided across all Expense lines and analysis is targeted and focused.

Development Value:

• Develop a detailed understanding of the EMEA Citi Franchise from both a financial and a business perspective
• Develop or further the skills required to provide the organisation with the ability to; allocate resources, execute plans, analyse and anticipate performance
• Significant interaction with other areas of FPandA, Finance (i.e. Controllers, Treasury and Tax) and the Business will enhance network and personal effectiveness
• Significant scope for improving FPandA process and practice
• Breadth of role will provide significant business and personal development opportunities
• Provides interaction opportunities with senior Leadership (e.g.  EMEA CFO,LFO's.)


• Good working knowledge of ICG businesses
• Prior experience of working within FPandA or similar function
• Working in a Finance role with multiple stakeholders and in an organisation with a matrix management structure


• Highly articulate in verbal presentations as well as written communications
• Demonstrated strength in financial analysis
• Strong communication (written, verbal and interpersonal) skills, including tact, diplomacy, and ability to influence senior-level executives
• Integrity, maturity, dependability, a positive professional attitude
• Excellent organizational skills


• Strong financial accounting background with post qualification experience
• Familiarity with financial services industry and/or related business products would be desirable but not essential Competencies:
• Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to deal with colleagues at all levels across the firm
• Ambitious and hard working
• Willing to learn
• Be a team player
• Positive and pro-active attitude
• Ability to manage multiple demands

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Closing Date: December 6, 2018