Citibank Nigeria Limited (CNL) Job Recruitment – 5 Positions

Citibank Nigeria Limited (CNL) was incorporated in Nigeria on May 2, 1984 and the oldest international bank in the country. It provides a wide range of financial products and services to corporate and commercial customers, financial institutions and public sector organizations. It offers deposit and loan products, global transaction services, cash management, sales and trading, corporate finance and investment banking products.

Citibank Nigeria Limited Recruitment

The company was formerly known as Nigeria International Bank Ltd and changed its name to Citibank Nigeria in 2008. Today it employs about 300 people and operates 12 branches in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Warri, Kano, Bonny, Aba, Lanlate and Ososa. As at December 31, 2016, it had over NGN 600 billion in total assets. Citibank Nigeria is owned by Citibank Overseas Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of Citibank N.A. (USA).


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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Client Desk Banker

Job Req ID: 21334107
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Institutional Banking
Job Family Group: Institutional Banking
Job Family: Corporate Banking

Job Purpose

  • The Client Desk RM will be responsible for a portfolio of Global Subsidiaries based in Nigeria.
  • The focus of this role is to protect existing revenues, exit non-profitable relationships, and originate net new revenues from the full suite of ICG products.
  • Direct responsibility for driving the GSG portfolio and elevating the presence of Citi and GSG within the country through disciplined calling, client events, and encouraging the outside Citi network to focus on your client base.
  • Strengthen the client relationship by working closely with product partners across ICG.
  • Key client contact point & ultimately responsible for all aspects of the relationship with the customer, including revenue generation, sales and service provision, compliance, and risk management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with PAM teams, Risk, service organization, product, and sales teams to achieve the best solutions for a portfolio of clients.
  • Prospect new clients and acquire new business from these clients building up local/regional relationships.
  • Ensure we are fully connected with all compliance and risk management policies.
  • Improve knowledge of clients’ needs from information sharing, and regular client calling programs.
  • Enhance collaboration across product and customer groups. Partner with product specialists to drive overall client satisfaction, build client loyalty, and respond to client escalation issues.
  • Understand the dynamics of the local financial markets, banking industry, and regulatory environment.
  • Know your competition and be able to provide critical input to win transactions.
  • Manage client’s expectations and effectively engage in difficult discussions with clients.

Development Value:

  • Experience working within a cross-regional SSA team that allows for building network relationships outside of the country base.
  • Prospect of moving into complex RM role after a couple of years
  • Opportunity to be part of a highly visible strategic initiative for GSG
  • Ownership of target market portfolio and being successful in a highly competitive market.

Qualifications

  • Professional Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics or equivalent work experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration a plus.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in banking or financial services with client management and/or sales responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of banking products (TTS, FX, CPM).
  • Strong knowledge of financial statement analysis and financial math.
  • Knowledge of Citi risk and compliance policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Citi systems.

Competencies:

  • Proactive and positive attitude.
  • Disciplined, highly organized, and self-motivated.
  • Highly accurate worker with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Able to perform under pressure and work to deadlines.
  • Results and service-oriented.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, required to work in a highly demanding teamwork environment. Be a complete “team player”.
  • Excellent communication and sales skills.
  • Ability to manage and solve problems and conflicts.
  • Strong leadership and influence skills.
  • Respect for Compliance and Controls.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
  • Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

2. Job Title: Reconciliation Senior Analyst

Job Req ID: 21324085
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Risk Management
Job Family Group: Risk Management
Job Family: Operational Risk

Job Description

  • The Operational Risk Sr Analyst is a seasoned professional role.
  • Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function.
  • Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area.
  • Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business.
  • Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach/taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information.
  • Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources.
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal/formal leadership role within teams.
  • Involved in coaching and training of new recruits Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and/or facilitating services to others in the area of specialization.
  • Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the application of operational risk policies, technology and tools, and governance processes to create lasting solutions for minimizing losses from failed internal processes, inadequate controls, and emerging risks.
  • Contributes to risk assessments and drives actions to address the root causes that persistently lead to operational risk losses by challenging both historical and proposed practices.
  • Provides governance and oversight may include (not limited to) technology operational risk, risk for example.
  • Evaluates the control environment by ensuring appropriate controls are in place.
  • Coordinates audits, examinations, and deliverable requirements from internal and external reviewers by supporting coordinating activities.
  • Ensures project completion, special assignments, and other ad hoc activities as required.
  • Ensures the Operations Team is in compliance with all regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.
  • Can exercise independence of judgement and autonomy.
  • Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.
  • 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.

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer-focused with excellent Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment collaborating across diverse groups
  • Demonstrated understanding of operational risk and gap identification
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to present a compelling case to influence others where appropriate
  • SCRA regulatory policies and procedures knowledge

Education:

  • Bachelor’s / University Degree or equivalent experience.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
  • Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

3. Job Title: Country Tax Manager

Job Req ID: 21334084
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Finance
Job Family Group: Finance
Job Family: Tax

Job Purpose

  • Provide support to the Citi Country Finance Officer (CFO) to protect the Franchise and to ensure Citi is appropriately managing Tax related risks as it affects the business activities in the country.
  • Proactively identify and resolve country tax issues, supporting the financial reporting, control and management of legal vehicles in compliance with legal, tax and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities
The Tax manager will coordinate, review, monitor or plan for each of the following:

  • Oversight and management of all direct and indirect tax processes
  • Management of external tax consultants and Citi’s local relationship with the Revenue Authorities
  • Management and escalation of tax audits, investigations and tax litigations etc.
  • Review of Local tax law changes and implications (and inform senior management appropriately)
  • Management of all corporate tax requirements
  • WHT offshore payments relating to profit remittance
  • Managing tax governance, risks and controls and related controls
  • Income tax accruals, Contingent tax reserves and Effective Tax Rate management
  • Review and Assessment/notice orders negotiations
  • Intercompany ICSAs review and sign-off including APS reconciliations
  • Transfer pricing documentations and reconciliations
  • Tax balance sheet accounts including deferred tax assets, FIN 48 reserves etc.

Business Relationships:

  • Responsible for oversight over taxes that are applicable to the Bank.
  • Ensure that the control environment remains safe and sound by liaising with Operational Risk Management (ORM), Compliance, Legal and the Regulatory Reporting Governance Committee (RRGC).
  • Act as regulatory liaison by proactively dealing with the requirements of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tax Authorities and  regulators.

Person Specification
Academic Qualification / Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of a First Degree or equivalent in any discipline
  • Possession of ACA, ACCA, CFA or other relevant professional qualification or relevant higher degree required
  • Minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience, of which 10 years ideally be within the banking sector with 3 years as SM with experience in at least three (3) major areas of banking operations.

Knowledge:

  • Analytical and Financial Skills: applicant must acquire an  understanding of the Firm’s financials, balance sheet and income statement with ICG Institutional Client Group, ability to discern key drivers and risk/opportunities.
  • Communication skills: will be interacting with  senior management within Citi, on a variety of internally driven and function driven deliverables.
  • Teamwork/Relationship Management: the position requires extensive teamwork, partnership and collaboration across Finance and other functions
  • Working knowledge of banking products and business.

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good teamwork and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Power point and word office software.

Core Competencies:

  • Good Accounting and tax skills
  • Financial Modeling and analytical skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4. Job Title: Relationship Manager

Job Req ID: 21328927
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Institutional Sales
Job Family Group: Institutional Sales
Job Family: Investor Sales

Job Purpose

  • The principal purpose of the position is to facilitate a focused and orderly interface between GSG’s customers, all the product and service groups in order to maximize revenues from customer relationships.

The major objectives of the position are:

  • Managing Citibank relationships in the GSG team
  • Responsible for business development in assigned markets/industries/geographical locations within Nigeria.
  • Ensure that the unit revenue goals are met
  • The impact this position has on the bank is to contribute to ensuring that the franchise remains the leading bank for key sectors of the economy under Citi’s  target market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement continuous (independent and joint) calling programs and interactions/discussions with assigned accounts and on prospective clients to create a continuous flow of incremental business opportunities.
  • To deliver client revenue growth in line with assigned goals.
  • Communicate frequently with and leverage the regional and global GSG Relationship Management network of senior managers and RM’s and other global and regional partners both to win and retain business and also to effectively fulfil regional and global Relationship Management initiatives and directives.
  • Credit process initiation, including proposal preparation, loan administration and remedial action as required, working in partnership with the Parent Account Relationship Management Team, Regional Account Management Teams, Control Units and relevant Citi network partners.
  • Prepare quarterly credit call memo for all assigned relationships.
  • Negotiation of loan/credit terms and conditions, pricing determination for various products, closing of transactions and follow up after sales.
  • Understand the bank’s credit culture, adhere to credit policies and guidelines, and document and justify exceptions, where appropriate.
  • Responsible jointly with Risk/analyst for initial, annual and interim credit review of all assigned relationships credit.
  • Ensure the consistent, professional delivery of client management disciplines including: KYC/AML, account plans, call reporting, lead generation, CRM Usage – pipeline management, oversight for implementation rollout, and relationship reviews.
  • Strategizing with Product and Client Deliver partners on information learned from clients in order to help drive product enhancement, innovation and client satisfaction
  • Creating robust client account plans
  • Ensuring effective communication across the regional and global RM team (e.g. call reports, CRM, emails)
  • Managing sales process from idea generation to mandate
  • Putting together working groups and driving the deal process
  • Driving client communications including RFP responses and pitch books
  • Lead and Work closely with Citi service in providing account management and customer service to key customers.
  • Responsible for achieving revenue goals from assigned relationships in the most cost effective manner.
  • Provide ongoing market insights to clients, from Citi’s rich repertoire.
  • Maintain asset quality to avoid delinquent or impaired asset portfolio

Business Relationships
Internal:

  • Frequently interact with Citi service and O&T in general and Parent Account Management teams of assigned relationship
  • Frequently interact with TTS to achieve high credit cross sell ratio by actively selling cash management and trade products.
  • Frequently interact with Risk and CRMS to maintain acceptable credit quality  of assigned relationship.
  • Frequently interact with Fixed Income, Corporate Finance, EAF and other product units to generate structured customer solutions and incremental risk   assets.

External:

  • Frequently interact with relevant customers and TM prospects to generate incremental business for the bank.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory / market changes and its impact on the business.

Person Specification
Qualifications:

  • A B.Sc / BA Degree.
  • A postgraduate degree and relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years post qualification experience
  • Credit and financial analysis experience
  • Customer management and negotiation skills
  • Ability to recognize and exploit business opportunities
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Must be pro-active, with attention to detail and timeliness in delivery of work output
  • Information resourcefulness
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Thinking Complexities:

  • Understanding the impact of constant regulatory changes on customers businesses and in converting them to business opportunities
  • Ability to optimally coordinate the activities of the different units within the bank in order to deliver good quality service to the customer.
  • Designing strategies and products to enable Citibank  stay ahead of competition
  • Ability to convince customers to adhere to high compliance/ethical standards of Citibank for transaction processing in a compliant environment.
  • Problem loan recognition capability

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

5. Job Title: Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Head – MD

Job Req ID: 21301929
Location: Lagos
Time Type: Full time
Job Category: Product Management and Development
Job Family: Product Performance Management
Job Family Group: Product Management and Development

Job Description

  • SSA is projected to emerge from a tough economic recession triggered by the pandemic in the latter part of 2021, with recovery projections  at 3.4%p.a. in part from the recovery of global and other trade corridors and resulting demand.
  • Citi in SSA covers 1500 GSG, 800 Banking and FI names.  70% of revenues are attributable to our LC confirmation activities, predominantly the FI book. Citi has an estimated 9% revenue share on trade services in SSA  (based on 2018 SWIFT data).
  • There is a clear opportunity to grow our vanilla and structured trade finance offerings, deepen share in corporate space, and address clients by embracing digitalization and innovation for new  trade products developments, and reposition the business for further growth in 2022 and beyond.
  • We are looking for an ambitious leader who can lead the next wave of growth in SSA  trade, by driving transformation, change and innovation.

The individual will energize the team and collaborate with partners to achieve the following broad objectives:

  • Deepen acquisition of overall corporate client opportunity to reduce dependence on historical FI revenue leadership
  • Deepen effectiveness & use of trade finance offering in SSA for corporates in particular, by driving a cohesive asset and product strategy to match our deposit-side optimization aspirations
  • Expand our product innovation capability to address the rapid use of technology to digitize client routes to consumer, and the rapid ecosystem development we see driven by the public sector particularly around logistics, ports and other strategic infrastructures that drive trade
  • Work with Credit Risk, Banking and other partners to expand the use of risk defeasance programs and deploy  structured financing where warranted to take on more complex transactions.
  • Attract/retain/reposition the talent bench with the skills that can achieve these goals over the next three years

Key Responsibilities

  • Meeting the financial goals as agreed with TTS/Trade management. This includes delivering revenue plan, monitoring all types of expenses, maximizing efficiency of capital usage, minimizing cost of credit and maximizing net income.
  • Working closely with the EMEA Trade head and teams to ensure SSA is well catered for in terms of  product strategy.
  • Developing good working relationships with ICG client coverage  and risk seniors and industry specialists responsible for Citi’s clients.  This would include region and country management i.e. CCO, Banking Heads, Independent Risk etc.
  • Ensure SSA  at forefront of new product development and key initiatives as set by the business
  • Coaching and mentoring reports (direct/ matrix) and ensuring entire trade team undertake appropriate annual training
  • Work to maximize performance through driving discipline around trade scorecard targets, product knowledge training , trade risk management processes
  • Implement reorganization/ right placement of trade resources to align with the overall trade transformation program underway.
  • Providing support and direction into “winning” the most complex and profitable transactions
  • Together with the countries and risk regularly review the credit quality of the trade portfolio to minimize cost of credit. Ensure team prioritizes credit training.
  • Foster a strong “one team” mentality across the various trade product & sales teams seeking to maximize collaboration, cross-sell & team spirit in SSA and tighten connectivity and collaboration with the EMEA hub
  • Strong partnership with the Trade Operations Teams constantly seeking ways to improve trade efficiency, turnaround times and ensuring we minimize operational losses/errors
  • Strong partnership with Trade risk distribution to help trade effectively manage it’s balance sheet, individual credit exposures and increase skim revenues
  • As the SSA Trade Head be visible in representing the business at key trade conferences (chairperson/speaker) and getting the team seniors regular opportunities for appropriate visibility

Development Value:

  • Part of the cluster TTS and the Regional Trade management team responsible for delivering against aggressive growth targets
  • Experience gained of managing a broad and complex set of trade products
  • Experience gained from managing a large and geographically/culturally diversified team
  • Managing a large P&L business
  • Broad regional business exposure
  • As part of a cluster/regional management team structure, great positioning as potential successor to senior roles at the cluster or regional level

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Extensive trade experience in global or Emerging market settings with complexity
  • Proven track-record of team, people and business management skills
  • Strong credit skills and experience including broad knowledge of Citigroup credit processes
  • Broad client management experience

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Superior organisational skills
  • Superior strategic and analytical skills
  • Superior client management & deal negotiation skills
  • Ability to interact at all levels of senior management

Competencies:

  • Exceptional organization and process management ability.
  • Excellent talent manager, with ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Proven team player with  ability to motivate and influence at senior leadership levels
  • Superior interpretive and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to operate in a complex matrix environment

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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