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Citigroup AVP, Law Firm Specialist in New York, New York

The Lawyer Finance 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 area of specialization. Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.


  • Review credit request for new standard/program loans for compliance with product program and core credit policies.

  • Underwrite and structure loans within established risk acceptance criteria, demonstrating appropriate risk-return characteristics.

  • Negotiate documentation, including obtaining external counsel opinion. Ensure execution of transactions in accordance to agreed documents.

  • Maintain high level of unit productivity by ensuring timely turnaround.

  • Demonstrate partnering skills with key stakeholders including across all LFG offices in the US and UK.

  • Responsible for strict adherence to the Bank and CPB compliance/regulatory framework.

  • Provide on-going reporting and assessment of the credit quality and economic performance of the portfolio.

  • Work with other Credit Officers to resolve/eliminate exceptions across the portfolio.

  • During annual review process, monitor the client’s compliance with terms and conditions associated with previously approved facilities.

  • Responsible for the early problem recognition process and must propose, when deemed appropriate, credit classification and appropriate risk rating on specific transactions/ relationships.

  • Participation in remedial management actions together with SARG as required.

  • Increase operating efficiency by employing systemic enhancements to existing manual processes.

  • Partner with the Loan Operations and Documentation Control centers to leverage best practices. Foster strong working relationships to enhance/improve service delivery to our clients.

  • 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.


  • 5-8 years of experience

  • Analytical, financial structuring and execution skills

  • Marketing skills

  • 0-2 years experience as a Credit Officer

  • Broad knowledge of Citibank’s Credit Policies and relevant IT Systems

  • Broad knowledge of financial markets, investments, bankin


  • Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience

Job Family Group:

Private Client Product Services

Job Family:

IF Law Firm Lawyer Financing

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