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AML Compliance Officer - French Speaker

Postuler REF: 2101CLHUB6482

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.

CIB Compliance is recruiting AML Compliance Officers to staff the new Anti-Money Laundering Hub in Lisbon to deliver transaction monitoring services for CIB transactions undertaken by CIB across its European operations. The team will thus be dealing with areas including anti-money laundering, fraud, bribery, terrorist financing and high risk clients.


The primary responsibilities of the team will be:

  • Partnering with Anti Money Laundering (AML) Monitoring Correspondent Banking Team in France to understand the process for payments and related monitoring requirements

  • Conduct due diligence investigations for AML Monitoring Correspondent Banking Team ofsuspicious payments, closing non relevant alerts and escalating to onshore teams suspicious payments for further investigation

In order to fulfil these responsibilities, members of the team will receive extensive training and support. As an AML Compliance Officer supporting the CIB Financial Security AML Transaction Monitoring Hub, you will be specifically responsible for:

  • Reviewing and assessing alerts for money laundering risk through BNPP’s transaction monitoring system and liaising with respondent banks as necessary to investigate the alerts

  • Escalating suspicious alerts for further review and investigation

  • Contribute to suggestions to enhance systems, methodologies and process simplification

  • Ensuring management is made aware of all pressing issues in a timely fashion

  • Operating to the very highest levels of integrity at all times

  • Maintaining an appropriate audit trail and documentation in all instances, to evidence/support the review and resolution of each payment alert


  • Degree in Finance, Law, Economics and related areas

  • Demonstrable understanding of regulation and the financial markets

  • Fluent in English and French (both oral and written communication)

  • Good knowledge of products/services offered by a bank to CIB clients

  • Good knowledge of Excel is an advantage

  • Evidence of drive, curiosity, good judgment and good attention to detail

  • Excellent team spirit and ability to work with remote teams across multiple locations

  • Rigorous, well-organized with a structured and logical approach 

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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSISEducation Level: Not indicatedExperience Level: BeginnerSchedule: Full-time Reference: 2101CLHUB6482