HK Citi Commercial Bank Client Onboarding Specialist

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Client Onboarding
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Communications
  • Customer Service
  • FX
  • Know Your Customer (KYC)
  • Microsoft Access

Job Description

HK Citi Commercial Bank Client Onboarding Specialist

Location: APAC-HKG-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

On a daily basis, the Client Onboarding Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Client onboarding experience, expectations and communications, ensuring transparency throughout the entire onboarding process both internally (RM, Operations, BSU, ASU, TTS, etc.) and externally to the client
  • Developing a Client journey that is reliable, repeatable and fast, being the driving force for improvements
  • Being the single point of contact for internal partners and the Client: interacting with key teams to identify and remove bottlenecks

Oversight and coordination of all onboarding activities, including:

  • Liaising with the client; providing support and guidance throughout the documentation/form completion process to ensure quality and completeness
  • Collecting Client information required to complete GFCID and Account Opening process, Know Your Customer (KYC) and Citi’s channel access (Online Banking; FX Pulse etc.); liaising with internal teams as necessary to expedite
  • Reviewing and checking for completeness of Client’s information and supporting documentation before submitting the case to internal business partners for processing
  • Coordinating and monitoring the Client onboarding to the point the cash account is open and Citi’s channels access has been provided
  • Ensuring the Client is able to successfully activate accounts and trained to the tools required for Citi’s channel access
  • Ensuring accurate and timely tracking of end to end Turn Around Time (TAT) and managing to agreed targets/SLAs
  • Managing the onboarding process and assisting the team in implementing Onboarding related projects
  • Ensuring Global and local compliance with all appropriate regulations, controls, banking and data privacy standards

A successful Client Onboarding Specialist has these skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Client Onboarding processes (Account opening/ KYC)
  • Superlative written and verbal communication skills; fluent in English and Cantonese, Mandarin a definite advantage
  • Multi-tasking and strong operational and process/procedural skills
  • Understanding of Compliance and Regulatory influences within the Client onboarding process
  • Excellent team player who is Client service oriented and creative
  • Strong PC skills: MS Office



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of banking experience, team lead/managerial experience is preferred. (Commercial Banking / Client Onboarding related experience is an advantage)
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills
  • Business focused with records of successful accomplishment in providing consistently outstanding customer service
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Highly motivated and prepared to accept challenges
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelNon-specified
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua)
CitibankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

50/F, Champion Tower 3 Garden Road Central, Hong Kong

directions_walk12 mins walk from Admiralty Station