Neel Patel

Neel Patel

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Nominated for:

Banking and Finance Award 2015


London, UK


Citi Group

Job Title:

Vice President

Educational Achievements:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
FCA Chartered Accountant
2001 – 2004

London School of Economics and Political Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Accounting and Finance, 2.1
1998 – 2001
Industry scholarship granted by Arthur Andersen.
Activities and Societies: Music and literature journalism for the LSE student newspaper. LSE Indian Society Publicity Officer. Squash.

City of London School
1990 – 1997
Academic scholarship granted by the Corporation of London.
Activities and Societies: Drama. Squash.

Professional Achievements:

Qualified Chartered Accountant with a range of experience across various disciplines, most recently and significantly in the following areas:
-restructuring and simplifying large corporate footprints;
-capital adequacy;
-Pillar 3 reporting.

Vice President, EMEA Legal Entity Optimisation, Office of the UK CFO CitiGroup
January 2013 – Present (2 years 5 months)

Vice President, Financial Reporting and Control CitiGroup
January 2010 – December 2012 (3 years)London, United Kingdom
Legal entity manager for a large number of subsidiaries within the Institutional Clients Group.

Assistant Vice President, Balance Sheet Control CitiGroup
June 2007 – February 2009 (1 year 9 months)London, United Kingdom
Responsible for governance of the balance sheet reconciliation and control process for the broker-dealer group of companies.

Assistant Vice President, Product Control-Citi Group
May 2006 – May 2007 (1 year 1 month)Budapest, Hungary
Management of the offshoring of the EMEA Product Control function for the following businesses:

-Equity Flow Trading;
-MTNs and Rate Structuring;
-Equity and Debt Underwriting;
-M&A and Investment Banking.

Senior Accountant, Equities Product Control-CitiGroup
February 2005 – April 2006 (1 year 3 months)London, United Kingdom
Management of Equities Product Control covering profit and loss activity for the UK, European and Emerging Markets Equities desks as well as Program Trading and Alternative Execution.

Assistant Tax Manager-International Power
February 2004 – December 2004 (11 months)London, United Kingdom
Group tax compliance and advisory.

Assistant Tax Manager-Deloitte UK
September 2002 – February 2004 (1 year 6 months)London, United Kingdom
Joined Deloitte as part of the transaction with Andersen. Focus on corporate tax advisory for multi-national corporations.

Senior Associate- Arthur Andersen
September 2001 – September 2002 (1 year 1 month)London, United Kingdom
Provision of corporation tax advisory services to clients in the oil and gas industry.

Scholar (Arthur Andersen Scholarship Programme)-Arthur Andersen
September 1997 – May 1998 (9 months)London, United Kingdom
Analyst predominantly focusing on corporate tax services to clients in the advertising and media industry.

Additional Contributions:

Professional image advice at Suited and Booted, a programme designed by the charity Real Work Skills to provide interview outfits for men and women seeking employment. A package of supporting services, such as CV writing, interview skills, personal budgeting etc are provided to participants and company sponsors.



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