BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, 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.

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.

The Hub UK is a geographical Hub, covering all activities in the UK and Channel Islands.

The Hub has several audit teams (around 70 auditors), based in the UK. These teams are split by business activity covering all activities within their area of responsibility, except for IT (which is covered by the Inspection Centrale IT Audit Line) and OFAC $ Clearing (which is covered by the Inspection Centrale Financial Security Audit Line). Each team is headed by a Deputy Head of Hub reporting to the Head of Hub who, in turn, reports to a Deputy Head of IG Head Office. 

The Hub’s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands in close liaison with Senior Management and Head Office entities. The main focus is to help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the governance, risk management, and internal control processes.

Our Audit Hub provides employees with an excellent grounding in all aspects of the business, and regular interaction with Management enables strong relationships to be built, allowing a robust understanding in all aspects of the businesses.

Having performed successfully in this role, the individual will have the benefit of a broad range of career opportunities within the Group - both within Internal Audit and wider business lines/functions; in the UK and abroad. A comprehensive training programme is in place to ensure continued professional development.

The Quality Lead will play an active role in the Hub UK, performing quality assurance reviews across all of the audit business areas in the Hub. This reviews will focus on ensuring compliance with IG’s methodology as well as identifying areas for further development. 

The Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Perform quality assurance reviews to assess compliance with and adherence to IG’s How To Methodolgy (including Audit Guides and Risk & Control Matrices) and IG Policies and Procedures. Review audit related documentation, including Work Program Memos, audit workpapers, and audit reports.
  • Determine if audits identify and assess risks and controls identified as part of the Risk Assessment process.
  • Write quality assurance review reports, including compliant and non-compliant attributes.
  • Identify improvement opportunities, offer specific recommendations, and provide feedback to the audit teams (collectively and/or individually) to improve their performance and execution of audits.
  • Monitor the quality of audit execution and documentation across audit teams and regions.
  • Maintain and update audit templates on a regular basis, to reflect feedback from stakeholders or to incorporate new/changed regulatory expectations.
  • Keep abreast of the evolution of auditing standards and key regulations covering designated market activities and compliance risk management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other Quality Assurance professionals, and other stakeholders as part audit activities.
  • Deliver clear presentations to Senior Management and IG Management.
  • Adopt and promote strong ethical values.

Skills & Experience Required

Essential experience

  • Past experience from an internal audit or consultancy background covering e.g. quality assurance and project management.
  • Knowledge of audit tools, particularly TeamMate.
  • Product knowledge related to at least one business line this role supports.

Essential competencies

  • Strong analytical skills: including ability to understand quickly the critical steps in a process, synthesise and process complex information and understand the related risks of various nature, including use of data.
  • Good drive: motivated and proactive
  • Thorough and organised with an ability to prioritise and work under time-pressure.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to listen, clear oral and written communication.
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to work in a team.

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic background in Finance / Banking
  • IIA certification or another accountancy qualification is a plus, but not a must.

Equal Opportunities

BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is 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.

As an employee with BNP Paribas London Branch, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 12%, private healthcare, GP service and dental cover all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance so in addition you will also have access to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits such as cycle to work and green car leasing schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.

Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)

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