The position is within the CIB Finance & Tax Canada team in the Regional North America platform located in Montreal
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
Within Finance, Performance Management team and the Client Services team (CST) are primarily responsible for the proper organization of the Financial Planning, the internal Management Reporting and the communication of financial information to Business Lines and Functions.
The role involves a deep understanding of the business activity of BNP Paribas together with a solid knowledge of Finance and management reporting requirements. Main activities cover:
Performance Management reporting for actuals and budget
Preparation of ad hoc reporting on revenues, direct costs, allocated costs, resources and other indicators
Active contribution to projects involving the tools evolutions and reporting needs
Transformation of the Performance Management delivery model leveraging Digital solutions
Specific focus on the oversight of the Canada platform expenses and Headcount.
The role, primarily focuses on Management Reporting activities and financial
analytics for the CIB activities:
Supervision of a team located in Montreal and ensure proper coordination and
supervision of a team located in our Shared service center located in ISPL.
Produce weekly and monthly management reports; this covers actual production
and maintenance considering that the structure evolves frequently to take into
account changes in business focus or organization. The role also involve a
continuous improvement strategy to ensure that data are collected, organized,
enriched and reported in a secure way with a full audit trail.
Ensure that reports are prepared in full adherence with management accounting
principles and data reconciled with Finance systems
Apply knowledge of tools and the business in order to identify process
improvements and implement reporting changes. Design and Process improvement
expertise are critical as the Canada position is envisioned as a reporting
center of excellence with the skills to streamline and automate report
production and other financial tasks. The role also requires a solid
understanding of Digital solutions to contribute to the transformation of the
Performance Management delivery model.
Support on ad hoc basis other Performance Management activities (maintenance,
support to budget exercise, review of allocation keys, etc.)
Supervision of CST Canada ensuring oversight of the Canada platform expenses
and Headcount, providing the country Chief Operating Officer and local
department heads with the means to make informed business decisions
Coordinate and supervise the tasks of managed personnel and ensure that the
team always has the correct level of information and skillset to perform their
Conduct performance review for each team members along the year.
Ensure that cross training and operational back-up is in place for the most
Ensure that the operational procedures are updated and reviewed on yearly
Allocate workload to team members, including the recurring reporting and
expectations for ad-hoc requests.
Serve as point of escalation for issues and prioritization.
Day to day production:
Ensure delivery of all financial data/reporting in a timely manner from the
Ensure the control and the integrity of the data throughout the reporting
Ensure that the reports are in accordance with the quality and granularity
Ensure that the quality controls are defined and properly designed
Perform sanity checks on reports published on Monthly basis
Maintain and shared Productivity KPI to our stakeholders for both teams under
direct Management and extended team located in ISPL
Enhanced and automate all the production reports and ensure that relevant documentation is up-to date and published on yearly basis
Support the Client Services teams (CST) located in New York:
Have close link and communication
channel with the CST and the head of the SFM team in order to gather necessary
information on business evolution
Keep them informed of any potential delay/risk that could impact agreed
Perform ad’hoc reporting when requested by the Head of CST
In partnership with the CST, contribute to the enhancement of the platform
tools as well as the automation and standardization of the tools & reports
Perform a yearly review of all the set of reporting to ensure that they remain key for the business.
Have regular direct interactions with
the Canada COO as well as US regional management for topics related to the
Consolidate, maintain and report official budget/forecast numbers to the Regional Management and HO
Contribute in any project that have impact on the reporting filliere
(sourcing, mapping, systems evolutions…)
Observe the bank policies and procedure
Ensure continuity of service in respect of staffing, training, leaves or
Assist in any special project or request as directed by Management
TRAINING AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Degree in Performance Management and Finance degree from a reputable university
Valid Managerial experience of team since more than 5 years
Minimum 10 years of Financial Reporting or Performance Management, preferably within Financial Services Industries.
ESSENTIAL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Able to manage multiple projects, and effectively prioritize workload when dealing with multiple deadlines
Excellent IT skills, including experience with data processing tools such as Alteryx or Access, and creating reports using Business Intelligence tools (Tableau or Power BI) as well as Excel skills including pivot tables, advanced Excel functions and macros.
Self-starter and team player, able to work independently and collaboratively with various teams in a deadline-focused environment
Effective analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in French and in English
Knowledge of USGAAP and IFRS is a plus
A recruitment policy that promotes equity and diversity:
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.
We pride ourselves in applying non-discrimination rules to all our recruitments.
We will only contact the candidates selected who meet the job requirements in terms of training and experience.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 195,000 employees, including more than 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. 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.
About BNP Paribas in Canada
In Canada, BNP Paribas is one of the dominant foreign banks in the country and is committed to building its platform even further. Since becoming the operational hub for the Group’s activities in North America in 2013, it has grown significantly to reach more than 700 employees and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. With the continued development of technology and financial fields, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts with diverse backgrounds as well as young and ambitious talent from across the globe. With the international mobility and capacity that very few companies can offer, BNP Paribas prides itself in providing a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.