BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 71 countries, with 200 000 Employees – including more than 150 000 in Europe and 6 000 in Portugal alone.
BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its businesses, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients - individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large corporates, institutional investors and community organisations - with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services for retail banking and specialised financial services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking for corporate and institutional clients.
Within Group BNP Paribas Finance Function, Europe, Middle East &Africa (EMEA) Finance is the department that measures, controls and explains the financial reporting of the Region’s entities, covering a large part of BNP Paribas Business Lines. EMEA Finance is a cross-border organization with teams operating in Paris, Madrid and Lisbon on behalf of the different countries of the Region.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In the EMEA Finance organization, the Subject Matter Streams - Capital Markets Products (SMS-CMP) department ensure an accurate, reliable and comprehensive set of segmented financial data required for the production of all Reporting streams in relation with Capital Markets Business Lines.
As a member of this team your activities will focus on:
Contributing to the monitoring of Capital Market Businesses by undertaking the Trading Book Risk and Accounting reconciliation. Main financial instruments in scope are Derivatives, Bonds and Repos. This reconciliation assures the consistency and reliability of balance sheet indicators related to Capital Markets activities used in Market Risk computations and Financial statements
Preparing the reconciliation in anticipation of quarterly closings
Organising with Finance IT the timely execution of the reconciliation and assure all sources of information are available
Performing an analytical review of reconciliation bridges and breaks quantities
Performing in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of the breaks identified and reach out to gap owners to explain main breaks
Challenging the balance sheet indicators provided by RISK from their risk management environment and iteratively build knowledge on structural differences with financial statements
Participating into the governance of the reconciliation process and notably present the reconciliation results to the entities in scope
Providing assistance in answering questions from Operations (Middle Offices and Back offices), RISK, other departments concerned by the reconciliation and external partie
Follow up on remediation actions
Making suggestions to improve operational processes, tools, control framework and team’s efficiency
Master’s degree or equivalent by experience in Finance/Accounting/Audit/Economics
Up to 5 years of relevant experience in Accounting, Tax and Prudential Norms;
Significant knowledge of financial markets and products with emphasis on Equity Derivatives & Commodities, with specialization in Corporate actions securities or OTC products being a strong plus;
Working knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, both in IFRS and French GAAP (an asset);
Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (emphasis on Excel and Access) is mandatory; Business Objects and data analytics software are a strong plus;
Controls oriented profile with strong analytical and problem solving skills
Proactive, motivated and willing to absorb new concepts, organization and Information System in a challenging environment
Rigorous, well-organized, autonomous with a structured and logical approach
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with ability to synthetize
Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet established deadlines in a fast pace work environment
Knowledge of foreign languages : English (B2 Level, CECRL certificate) is mandatory, French (A2/B1 Level, CECRL certificate) is a plus
Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.
In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.