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Assistant Vice President – Investigations Analyst

Apply REF: GRO000245

Business overview:

The Management of the BNP Paribas has committed to ensure compliance with Sanctions Embargo for the entire Group. In this context, Group Compliance has decided to have a strong and permanent set-up within the US: Group Financial Security U.S. (“GFS U.S.”). The objectives of this unit include:

  • Having the responsibility for the BNP Paribas Group framework in relation to Compliance with US sanctions.
  • Ensuring a Sanctions Notices are disseminated in relation to US Sanctions in liaison with Legal.
  • Issuing norms, policies, and procedures in relation to sanctions as applicable across the BNP Paribas Group.
  • Providing advice on situations linked to US sanctions across the Group.
  • Acting as the ultimate level of management of the US sanctions – related alerts.
  • Acting as the sponsor of tools used to filter flows against embargo/sanctions lists.
  • Risk assessing the Group’s branches & affiliates regarding non-compliance issues through a permanent risk oversight.
  • Performing on-site controls within BNP Paribas Group to verify that BNP Paribas entities comply with norms issued by GFS U.S.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President - Investigations Analyst in the OFAC Alerts Investigations (“OAI”) team within GFS U.S.:

The Investigations Analyst has primary responsibility, under the supervision of the Deputy Head of OAI, for day-to-day work on:

  • Investigations related to:

    • Compliance/business requests for OFAC Licenses;

    • OFAC RFIs (subpoenas and informal requests); and

    • Apparent violations of OFAC sanctions requirements

  • In consultation with senior members of the OAI team, drafting of filings with OFAC, including

    • OFAC licenses applications, renewals, and associated reports;

    • Responses to OFAC RFIs (subpoenas and informal requests); and

    • VSD submissions;

    • Sharing sanctions-related information with OFAC

  • Implementation and day-to-day responses to OFAC Interdiction Requests;

  • Participation in the VSD Committee and other related internal governance committees;

  • Entry in the OAI case management systems that cover all the various activities for which OAI has key responsibility and generating metrics on the OAI team activities from those databases;

  • Updating of internal desk procedures related to the above areas of responsibility.

    In addition, the Investigations Analyst assists the senior OAI team members in:

  • Providing guidance on OFAC sanctions transactional issues and inquiries raised by Group businesses, operations, and Compliance personnel globally;

  • Other matters under the OAI’s team responsibility (such as disposition of alerts in the escalation tools; list management issues, sanctions notices, desk procedures, etc.);

  • Acting as OFAC subject matter expert, participate in training programs and providing guidance and feedback on OFAC sanctions issues in sanctions-related documents (internal procedures, training decks, guidance documents, etc.). 

Position overview:

The Investigations Analyst contributes to the key responsibilities of the OAI team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a Group-wide function in a highly visible position. The Investigations Analyst directly reports to the Deputy Head of OAI.


  • Undergraduate degree, finance or business related majors.  Graduate degree a plus.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a banking environment.

    •   1-2 + years’ experience in Sanctions Compliance or Sanctions Investigations.

  • Knowledge of:

    • National and international payment systems.

    • US-Sanctions regime and operational impacts.

  • Knowledge of banking products & services.

  • Strong computer skills and analytical and investigative skills.

  • High ethical standards.

  • Flexibility to adapt to a new and changing environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a high level of detail orientation and organization.

  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

  • Knowledge of BNP Paribas Group activities and organization a plus.

  • Legal background a plus.

  • French language skills a plus.

FINRA Registrations:

  • Not Applicable  

Primary Location: US-NY-New YorkJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: MISCELLANEOUSEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 2 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Attention to detail / rigorTransversal competency: Analytical AbilityReference: GRO000245