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Analyst – HR Finance

Postuler REF: FIN-013021-001-AL

At BNP Paribas Canada, it is our employees which make the difference... Our 75 nationalities are part of our diversity!

Do you like challenges, a structured framework, the prospect of optimizing and innovating? You are known for your originality and want a certain freedom to think while sharing your knowledge and ideas?

... Come help us contribute to the growth of our Canadian platform!

You will benefit amongst other things from:

  • Access to social volunteer and recreational programs, via our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Opportunities for career development through active internal mobility and our innovative training program: Canada Academy
  • A brand new workspace, flexible, comfortable and easily adaptable to your needs: remote work opportunities, standing desks, innovation lab., open meeting rooms and spaces

REPORTS TO

The position is within the Performance Management Pole in the Regional North America platform located in Montreal, under the supervision of the Head of department. Our main internal clients are located in New York and in Canada.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

The Analyst, being a key member of the HR Finance Team, is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and control of the North American entities’ general ledgers for all staff cost topics such as salary, bonus, pension, benefits, etc. He/she reviews and coordinates adjustments with significant financial and/or profitability impacts with the business lines that he/she supports. Great visibility within the Finance Platform, and frequent communication with Senior Management.

Accounting & Control Functions dedicated to staff costs nature:

  • Perform month-end financial closings for all the entities (in IFRS and US GAAP),
  • Enforce controls and prepare balance sheet reconciliation schedules.
  • Review ledgers and perform account analysis, including reconciliations of balance sheet items for respective expenses accounts.
  • Collaborate with department/teams that incur expenses (benefits, for example), in order to understand the nature of an expense and obtain the necessary information to record it and report it accordingly;
  • Analyze, reconcile, and review all accounts under the position’s responsibility by performing a variance analysis of corresponding expenses/prepaid/balance sheet items, highlighting trends, and following up on questions/concerns.
  • Key role in the forecast and budget process for all North American entities.

Projects, systems support, operational process improvements:

  • Participate in the upgrades/version releases of respective reporting tools, as well as system amendments/enhancements required to facilitate new/modified reporting requirements. In connection with this effort, assist in user acceptance testing and after care post deployment.
  • Assist in identifying operational process improvements in production, control procedures, and workflow organization to increase the team’s efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participate in the streamlining of the processes under his/her responsibility.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Accounting Degree from a reputable university (CPA, CA, or  CPA,CMA, or CPA,CGA) with 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position --IFRS /USGAAP knowledge

ESSENTIAL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Audit experience preferred and/or management accounting experience preferably within Financial Services industries
  • Advanced Excel skills (including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and most common Excel functions);
  • Knowledge of specialized software (Oracle SAP, Smartview, etc.) considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of IFRS;
  • Knowledge of US US GAAP considered an asset;
  • Experience and knowledge in a banking institution considered an asset;
  • Good analytical skills and sound judgement;
  • Bilingual in French and English.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

  • Able to work autonomously;
  • Able to work outside of regular hours during peak periods;
  • Able to manage stress and prioritize;
  • Demonstrates good judgement and analytical skills and shows initiative;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (French/English);
  • Able to work in a team;
  • Commitment to the deadlines within an international environment of different time zones.

About BNP Paribas

With more than 200,000 employees in 72 countries, the Group serves nearly 32 million individual customers and 850,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs and large companies. BNP Paribas is a leading bank in the euro zone and a leading international banking player.

Did you know? In 2019, BNP Paribas named World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility 2019

About BNP Paribas in Canada

With more than 900 employees, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

A recruitment policy that promotes equality and diversity:

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer. BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act).

Part of BNP Paribas dedication to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected on how we believe and live diversity and inclusion all together. As such, one of BNP Paribas’ initiatives is hosting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are focused on equality of gender, sexual orientation and learning from other cultures. 

We can assist with access to job offers for people with disabilities who may be unable to use our career site - please contact us by email canada_recrutement [at] ca.bnpparibas (dot) com  or by phone on 514-285-6000

Want to know more about the BNP Paribas Group?

https://group.bnpparibas/en/group

** Only selected applications that meet the requirements of the role will be contacted **

Primary Location: CA-QC-MontréalJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 3 yearsSchedule: Full-time Reference: FIN-013021-001-AL