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AML Compliance Officer - French speaker - 6 months fixed-term contract

Niveau d'expérience Débutant
Niveau d'études Niveau BAC+2/3
Postuler REF: 2111CLHUB8933

About the job

  • To conduct (in accordance with policies and procedures) the due diligence investigations for Anti-money Laundering  processes sent by the business, close false alerts and escalate to onshore AML teams suspicious cases for further investigation.

Your Main Activities Are

  • Ensure a follow-up on the processes that are pending for more data within the business

  • Suggest process simplification and systems and methodologies enhancements

  • Assist AML Compliance officers on how to treat a case (most difficult cases or when a new procedure/policy is issued)

  • Perform a 4 eyes control on the case declared closed by the junior compliance officers

  • Perform quality checks on the closed processes

  • Make a decision to definitely close the case or escalate suspicious cases for further review and investigation to Level.

  • Maintain an appropriate audit trail and documentation to support the evidence and resolution of each case

  • Prepare a quality feedback to the business on received processes (monthly)

  • Keep updated on developments on KYC/AML/CFT/Sanctions laws and regulations and exchange with onshore teams (Compliance, back offices/business, Global Financial Security team, etc)

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Strong degree-level academic qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year-long experience in AML controls within a bank or a financial institution

  • A good understanding of regulation and financial markets

  • Ideally experience in banking industry in the area of Financial Sanctions and AML alert analysis process and related issues (either in Operations / Back Office or in Compliance)

  • A good understanding of retail banking (products, services and operational processes)

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

  • Excel and Word skills

  • Intemediate/Good English level  ( minimum A2 Level)

  • French fluency (mandatory, both oral and written communication - Level B2)

  • Availability for a 6 months fixed-term contract

  • Risk oriented profile with strong analytical and investigation skills, strong attention to details

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

  • Good communication skills (capacity to explain decisions in a concise and synthetic conclusion)

  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality

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

About the Team

  • Within BNP Paribas, the Compliance is a global function which gathers around 4000 employees working worldwide on five areas of expertise (Financial Security, KYC, Market Integrity, Clients' Interests Protection, and Professional Ethics). The Financial Security aims to prevent corruption, money-laundering and financing of terrorism and to comply with embargoes and international financial sanctions. To this end, BNP Paribas has set up a comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering process to deal with alerts coming from external triggers, the Transaction Monitoring System and the business (called Unusual Activity Reports).

  •  The alert management framework is organized into 3 levels to screen and process alerts: level 1 (within the business), level 2 (within Compliance: case investigation and drafting of the Suspicious Activity Report) and level 3 (Compliance final decision on the case before sending the case to local regulator).

Why joining BNP Paribas?

  • Leading banking institution

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 68 countries, with around 193 000 Employees – including more than 148 000 in Europe.

  • Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 6.500 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

  • International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients 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.

In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

  • Diversity and Inclusion commitment

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.

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* 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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Fixed TermJob: COMPLIANCEEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: BeginnerSchedule: Full-time Reference: 2111CLHUB8933