Citi Senior Project Manager/Lead Business Analyst in Dublin, Ireland

  • Primary Location: Ireland,Leinster,Dublin

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Transaction Processing

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 17057295


Job Purpose:

•To work as part of the Change Management Team as a project Manager or as a work stream lead on Fund Accounting related Projects.

•The role will involve managing, planning and working with a team and multiple stakeholders and clients throughout the lifecycle of a project.

•Role will focus on either mandatory/regulatory or client projects or working as part of a larger programme of work within the Fund Accounting business, depending on business priorities.

Job Background/context:

•Citi is operating in a continually changing environment and Change Management is a key part of that in driving forward sustained changed in a complex and challenging market environment.

•The individual appointed will form part of a change team which will create business case analysis for identified projects, complete detailed analysis and take projects through to completion and implement into the operations model.

•The focus for the appointee will be as a Project Manager/Lead Business Analyst on Global Fund Accounting Projects that are being rolled out in 2017/2018.

Successful candidate will be responsible for managing projects to deliver business opportunities which obtain operational efficiencies, or projects required in order for the business to meet mandatory market or client changes or projects which assist in the definition and delivery of a scalable and efficient operating model for FA.

In respect of these, they will be responsible for:

•Project Management - the planning and execution of projects identified as part of an FA Automation Initiative or on the Mandatory BOW.

•Preparation of all standard project documentation from inception of the project to completion in line with Global PMO standards and Procedures.

•The preparation and delivery of the testing phase (including functional and regression testing) for the system and processes, including developing, executing and documentation of test plans, test cases and results, in conjunction with our testing partners in GPC.

•Ensuring appropriate approval is in place. Liaise with Client, Risk and Compliance and Legal stakeholders.

•Requirements gathering (including facilitation of workshops) and documentation of business requirements for the system including reporting.

•Co-ordinate, support and lead the execution of User Acceptance Testing by an off shore testing team.

•Working with Operational Areas in regard to each phase of the project to ensure input, engagement, and that operational requirements are reflected in the project deliverable. Involves close partnership with Technology, Product and other areas of the organization.

Responsible for the delivery of Operational Readiness in preparation for go-live.

•Work as part of the wider change project team.

•Supporting the operating model design, systems migration process and process re-engineering.

•Assess, understand and manage interdependencies with other work streams

Contribute to other work-streams as the need arises.

•Act as system SMEs as required.

•Ensure that the Citi Control and Quality requirements are understood and consistently adhered to when delivering each of the project outputs.

•Maintain compliance with all relevant Citi policies and guidelines during all stages of the project life cycle.

•Implement a formal approach to benefit realization and tracking.

•Compile or assist with compilation of project and testing plans.

•Manage project communications and reporting.

•Manage project stakeholders.

Development Value:

•High visibility role with the opportunity to influence and lead a complex programme of change in a fast paced and evolving financial services organization.

•Work in partnership with internal and external parties such as clients, senior management, operations, remote testing teams, developers and vendors.

•Grow and develop project skills and Fund Accounting knowledge.

•Develop skills in relation to location strategy projects.

•Expand experience of Project Management in a dynamic environment


Person Specification

•Extensive years funds experience, preferably in a Fund Accounting or Fund services industry.

•This position requires an individual with a proven record of delivering complex work-streams and projects within an operational environment.

•Extensive industry experience in Fund Administration in a Project Management/Lead Business Analyst / Tester role.

•Demonstrable understanding of Fund Accounting processes.

•Excellent Understanding of project management methodologies.

•Experience in planning and execution of UAT, including working with offshore UAT teams.

•Strong background and understanding of System Development Lifecycle.


•Strong planning, scheduling and organizational skills.

•Strong risk, control and problem solving skills.

•Ability to demonstrate good leadership and judgment.

•Agile, adaptable and highly motivated.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to manage, negotiate and influence stakeholders.

•Demonstrable ability to interact with senior management and clients.

•Ability to manage numerous competing concurrent activities.

•Highly PC literate with excellent IT skills (e.g. Visio, Project, PowerPoint, Quality Centre, Word, Outlook)

•Valuing Diversity.

•Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills and experience operating within a high pressure environment.


•Project management certification by a reputable organization (i.e. PRINCE II or PMP) preferred or a relevant third level qualification.

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


•Excellent communication/facilitation/negotiation skills.

•Excellent time management, problem solving and analysis skills

•Ability to work independently and within a team unit.

Why Citi?

Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965 and was one of the first foreign banks to open an office in Ireland. The company now employs over 2300 people in Dublin. Due to the variety of the products and businesses in Ireland we can truly offer candidates a world of opportunities and encourage internal mobility and learning and development.

Here, we are fuelled by technology. Technology that processes 380,000 equity orders, 1.6 million capital market trades and $3 trillion in cash and securities every day. Technology that enables us to work across time zones and the cultural, physical and linguistic borders that separate the 160 countries we work in.

Our systems are nothing without exceptional people to run them – and here, we invest heavily in both. You can be part of one of the strongest teams in the industry.

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