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GBA Conduct and Controls Office Associate

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Management of the Risk and Control Self-Assessment related Processes

Identification and assessment of risks and controls (Risk and Control Self-Assessment)

• Ensure that key operational units and processes, critical IT assets, material risks and risk mitigants are identified inventoried and maintained at the appropriate level
• Maintain the risk taxonomy, cartography and risk assessment at the appropriate level
• Ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the RCSA framework within his/her 1st LoD control perimeter at the appropriate level
• Perform/drive the risk identification and assessment in liaison with independent control Functions when needed, ensuring validation by the relevant management level and consistency with the defined risk tolerance
• Contribute to the definition and follow-up of remediation plan if needed

Controls and actions plan

• Define and regularly update the OE’s control plan according to the outcome of the risk assessment, regulations, other risk events (HI, control results, external events, Audit missions, …)•Perform and/or coordinate controls according to this control plan
• Ensure that control results are reviewed and analysed by the Entity Management and when relevant by operational teams / relevant stakeholders and that remediation action plans are defined if and when needed
• Input in Group tools the control results and major action plans
• Follow-up the implementation of remediation actions

Management of potential incidents

• Conduct and/or coordinate the assessment, quantification and update of potential incidents in liaison with the concerned independent control functions
• Provide information on major / emerging risks in order to promote risk awareness within management decision
• Follow-up and/ or Initiate action plans consistent with the entity's risk appetite / tolerance

Dynamic management of the Operational Risk Management

• Management of historical incidents (including near-misses)
• Alert the management and the independent control functions if needed on key incidents
• Collect incidents (including impacts measurement), report and update in the Group database (as well as local databases if needed), including suspected and attempted fraud cases
• Analyse incidents in a timely manner and define, jointly with the relevant stakeholders, the correctives measures be implemented to mitigate risks
• Follow-up and / or initiate the implementation of remediation actions and the unfolding of long term incidents
• Perform controls on the incident collection process, in particular the cross-check with other databases (accounting or other when existing) and the half-yearly attestation by the local management

Management of external events

• Watch over, in collaboration with Independent Control Functions, external events so that any major external event is taken into account in operational risk framework

Management support and governance

Involvement in Committees
• Coordinate, support and advise in the validation process for exceptional transactions, new products/activities/processes (including outsourcing initiatives) validation committees (e.g. TAC/NAC) and follow-up of the implementation (e.g. that the conditions issued by control functions are met)
• Coordinate, or ensure existence of participation to the committees that ensure continuous adherence of the OE to the regulations and notably in charge of reviewing regulatory-related control results and performance indicators, ensuring escalation of potential breaches, following-up of required remediation actions, analysing any impact of change of regulation on Operational Permanent Control set-up, in liaison with Independent Control Functions (Compliance, Legal, …)
• Active contribution (or organization) to any committee on Operational risks and Permanent Control committees (e.g. Internal Control Committees)

Alert and Reporting
• Alert and escalate to the relevant level of management as well as to the relevant independent control functions any operational risk incident and/or any recurring weakness
• Perform periodic and ad-hoc reporting to the appropriate level of management as well as to independent control functions
• Contribute to the periodic and ad-hoc reporting assessment managed by 2nd LoD control functions

Awareness, training and advisory
• Ensure the employee’s awareness on Group’s policies and procedures
• Ensure an appropriate training on Operational risks and Permanent Control framework is provided to employees, notably newcomers
• Act as a local relay for risk awareness initiatives sponsored by 2nd LoD control functions


• Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Finance or Accounting) required; MBA

• Preferred 4 - 7 years of experience in Financial Services with a background in Audit, Advisory Services, Operational Risk or Controls
• Independently driven and ability to operate autonomously
• Strong problem solving skills
• Sophisticated project management and analytical skills
• Ability to easily engage stakeholders, and foster a collaborative team environment
• High ethical standards
• Flexibility to adapt to a new and changing environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong attention to detail in English and French
• Exceptional inter-personal skills and in particular ability to create and maintain constructive professional interactions with senior management and colleagues
• Outstanding organizational skills

• CPA would be a plus
• Understanding of the Corporate Banking and Coverage Platform 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.

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 Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / TeamworkTransversal competency: Ability to manage a project