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ACCOUNTING OFFICER FRENCH

Apply REF: 1906CIBPDB2833

BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees – including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 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, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, 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, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  

  • Analyse the documentation provided by BNPP clients (i.e. verification of signatures, identification of persons; and certify that all documentation is attained in accordance with the Legislation of Banco de Portugal and with the Group Procedures);
  • Opening of new accounts/sub-accounts and document, in BNPP’s dedicated tools, the authorized signatories and their respective delimitation of powers according to the signing instruction (i.e. power of attorney) provided by clients;
  • Ensure the updates of clients details, add/remove authorized signatories further to clients’ instructions;
  • Close of clients’ accounts following the procedure in place;
  • Perform the reconciliation/audit of the information recorded in BNPP’s internal tools and put in place actions in case of mismatching information;
  • Report to the Banco de Portugal/Central Bank on a daily basis the list of individuals provided by the fiscal authorities (i.e. pledge accounts, contomas, check for issuance);
  • Assist the control team during their audit and ensure a smooth coordination between the departments;
  • Analyse the existing processes in place and propose action plans to improve the processes;
  • Anticipate the recertification needs and update the information accordingly;
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders on a daily basis (i.e. Legal Department, Compliance, Coverage) in order to attain optimal results;
  • Additional tasks include the archive of documentation, management of retuned mail

 

SKILLS

 

  • High school degree;
  • 2 years’ work experience – mandatory;
  • Fluency in English – both verbal and written – is mandatory;
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills;
  • Team player;
  • Rigorous and risk aware;
  • Attention to detail
  • Coordination and prioritization skills;
  • Polyvalent, flexible and able to adapt;
  • Agility with internal and external  tools;
  • Awareness of Banco de Portugal legislation regarding opening accounts

 

 

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: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 2 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: ResilienceTransversal competency: Ability to develop and adapt a process