Citi Compliance Officer - Volcker Testing in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Primary Location: United States,New Jersey,Jersey City

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Compliance and Control

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 18016928


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. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition at explain what we do and Citi Leadership Standards at explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

Position Objective:

The Compliance Officer - Volcker Testing role will be responsible for leading and supervising a team of compliance assurance (CA) professionals within CA function of ICRM to execute CA reviews for Citi's Institutional Clients Group (ICG) division. The new role will be specifically responsible for leading and supervision of the Volcker Rule Independent Testing (VIT) and reporting completion for the reporting calendar year. The job requires leading and supervision of teams to perform VIT for work streams that include Compliance Program, Scoping/Proprietary Trading, Metrics and Covered Funds.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Documentation of fieldwork, risk assessment, monitoring plan and results, issue monitoring and validations about 70%

  • Supervision: Review workpapers, risk assessment, monitoring plan and results, issue monitoring and validations about 30%

Development Value:

The position offers depth of knowledge and experience in compliance assurance of Markets or other operational functions that can be useful in other areas of ICRM or Internal Audit.



  • Experience in ICRM, Risk Management, Audit or similar function, with experience in planning, auditing, compliance testing reviews, and issue validations activities pertaining to trade flow measures, sales, regulatory controls and functions. 6 to 10 years.

  • Demonstrated career progression within highly respected diversified institutions with complex and diverse products and customers.

  • Understanding of Volcker Rule regulatory requirements, including provisions related to proprietary trading and covered fund prohibitions, and knowledge in applicable rules, laws regulations administered by the Federal Reserve Bank, OCC, CFTC, SEC, FINRA, and state banking regulators.

  • Understanding of rules, laws, and regulations, and specific regulatory requirements impacting Investment Banking solutions and services including underwriting, equity distribution, credit ratings, risk management, liability management, valuation, debt, and derivative securities.


  • Working knowledge with Excel spreadsheets, Word and Power Point

  • Advanced data analytics with Data Base/SQL visualization and change management experience


  • Strong interpersonal skills for building strong relationships with stakeholders and engaging teams. Effectiveness in working within a large scale and complex matrix organization is essential.

  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and “no surprises” approach in communicating issues, and strength in sustaining independent views.

  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills in interacting with non-executives and executive management and across a number of business lines and control functions.

  • Willingness to travel internationally.


BS/BA or equivalent/Accounting/Finance/Economics/Laws