Head of Markets Conduct Controls Testing Job at Citi – London

Job Purpose

Markets Conduct Risk works with Markets and Securities Services (MSS) and functions including Compliance, Operational Risk and Internal Audit, to support identification, evaluation and management of conduct risks in MSS Sales and Trading businesses. The 1LOD Conduct Controls Testing team is part of Markets Conduct Risk, and is responsible for execution of a comprehensive, risk-based programme of conduct control testing covering all MSS businesses globally. The primary mission of the 1LOD Conduct Controls Testing team is to support Management in its continuous monitoring of its control framework and residual conduct risk profile, thereby supporting responsible provision of financial services to clients and effective risk management for the firm.

Key responsibilities:
This role is to lead the 1LOD Conduct Controls Testing Team, including all aspects of planning and execution of the conduct control testing programme across MSS.

Key responsibilities of the role are:
Providing effective leadership to the 1LOD Conduct Controls Testing Team

Leading continuous improvement of all aspects of the conduct control testing process

Engaging, coaching, developing and managing the performance of Team members

Directing development and execution of a large, complex programme of conduct control assessment and testing

Overseeing the supervision framework within the testing team, ensuring highly effective execution and reporting of testing activities

Execution of the testing programme to agreed timelines, escalating and resolving obstacles to delivery

Setting and maintaining high standards and best practice for execution of testing activities

Providing robust and constructive challenge to Senior stakeholders on the design and effectiveness of conduct controls

Supporting stakeholders in determining necessary control remediation identified through the testing programme

Maintaining highly effective Senior stakeholder relationships across Front Office, Markets Conduct Risk, Compliance and Operational Risk

Presenting impactful summary outputs from the testing programme to Senior Management and Governance Committees and Forums

Providing conduct control subject matter expertise to stakeholders across all three lines of defense

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Strong understanding of conduct risks, and related controls, associated with trading and sales activities

Strong understanding of control design assessment and effectiveness testing techniques and practices

Experience in Front Office controls testing, internal audit, external audit/ control consulting, or similar disciplines

Extensive experience of leading a large team, coaching and developing team members

Extensive experience of leading execution of complex workloads to challenging timelines

Experience of overseeing a team to deliver rigor and attention to detail in execution

Experience of developing and maintaining effective Senior stakeholder relationships

Track record of providing constructive, effective challenge to Senior Stakeholders on risk management matters

College/university education preferred, but appropriate industry experience & exceptional delivery track record is as important.

Job Family Group:
Risk Management

Job Family:
Business Risk & Controls

Time Type:
Full time

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