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Last update 04.06.2024

Job Title

Head of Assignment

Business Unit

Corporate and Institutional Banking, Securities Services, International Financial Services and Domestic Markets

Contract Type

Permanent Contract


Sandyford, Dublin

 About BNP Paribas:

At BNP Paribas, we center our values on what drives the company forward. Our driving forces are Agility, Client Satisfaction, Compliance Culture and Openness.

Ø  Agility: we want to behave more simply to embrace useful innovation and digital transformation.

Ø  Client Satisfaction: we believe that our success lies in being the customers’ and clients’ preferred choice. We seek to listen carefully to them and work closely with them.

Ø  Compliance Culture: We believe in promoting clear rules to foster a strong culture of compliance and ethics.

Ø  Openness: We promote open-minded attitudes towards our stakeholders. We aim for everyone in Group to feel included, to have their say and be empowered. 

Our strengths are based off four key areas of Stability, Expertise, Responsibility and Good Place to Work.

Ø  Stability: we build upon our solid, long-term oriented management, our diversified and integrated business model and our international footprint.

Ø  Expertise: We build upon our recognized and expanding knowledge of our teams.

Ø  Responsibility: We build upon our culture of responsibility and integrity to ever better serve the interest of our customers.

Ø  Good Place to Work: We foster a stimulating workplace where people are treated fairly and with respect.


Inspection Générale:

Inspection Générale of BNP Paribas is an Integrated Function, international, independent and in charge of the Internal Audit Third line of defense of the Group, Inspection Générale carries out the function of internal audit in France and abroad according to a pluriannual plan, which covers all banking activities Its objectives are to ensure the quality of risk control, the respect of regulatory requirements and the effectiveness of governance management Inspection Générale supports Group strategy and its transformation.

As an Auditor within Inspection Générale, you will take part in various audit assignments covering different themes and various topics for a dedicated scope (business line and/or geographical hub). You will therefore reinforce your knowledge and skills related to the audited scope. You will work on preparation, investigations, analysis and recommendations design. You will also participate in reporting sessions to the management of audited entities

Hub Paris CIB, Ireland and MEA:

You will operate as a member of a highly qualified Audit Hub of approximately 40 auditors. The Hub Paris CIB, Ireland and MEA remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in France, Ireland, Middle-East and South Africa 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 risk management, control and governance processes. 

As a member of the Ireland Audit team, you will be based in Dublin have responsibility for undertaking audit reviews across all the activities in the territory:

•  CIB, including BP2S

•  Investment & Protection Services (Cardif, Real Estate)

•  Commercial, Personal Banking & Services (Arval/ Greenval)

•  Integrated Functions (Finance, Compliance, Legal, Risk).

To complement the existing skillset within the team by means of contributing product knowledge grounded in practical business experience. The Head of Assignment will play an active role in the Hub Paris CIB, Ireland and MEA, managing and organising risk-based audit assignments, ensuring audit budgets are adhered to, reviewing auditors work to ensure a high quality of deliverables, communicate and manage auditee relationships and write high quality audit reports.

Key Responsibilities:

Audit assignments management

·       Organize tasks (audit approach, respect deadlines, and team organization

·       Identify issues and challenges of the entrusted subjects.

·       Deliver high quality written submissions (diagnosis notes, investigation memos, WUM, synthesis note, final report)

·       Put forward findings and recommendations adapted to observed issues

·       Ensure the respect of data protection and security rules

·       Ensure the quality of the audit trail

Transversal management

·       Define clearly the team members missions

·       Maintains good relationships and share information within the team

·       Accompany, validate deliverables quality and reliability and participate in the training of the team

·       Evaluate the performance of the team

Qualifications & Experience required for this role:


·    In depth product knowledge related to Corporate Investment Banking or Security Services / Fund administration is a plus.

·       Past experience from an audit/ consultancy department, corporate credit risk department organisation, quality assurance, project management, or credit risk department is an advantage.

Behavioural skills

·       Ability to collaborate / teamwork

·       Communication skills -oral & written

·       Adaptability

·       Organizational skills

·       Ability to synthetize/simplify

·       Attention to detail/rigour

Transversal skills

·       Analytical Ability

·       Ability to develop and leverage networks

·       Ability to inspire others and generate people's commitment

·       Ability to develop others and improve their skills

Business skills

·       BNPP Organization knowledge

·       Risk Analysis

·       Internal Audit knowledge

·       Structure and conduct an Internal audit

·       Audit trail/Steering

·       Audit planning

·       Control

Why Work with Us?

Ø  We are the bank for a changing world and aim to build positive change together with our employees. 

Ø  We are a team of passionate people who genuinely care about what we do and the impact our work delivers to our clients. We operate in a highly collaborative, open-minded environment that embraces innovation and creativity. 

Ø  Our remuneration and benefits packages are generous, with competitive salaries, a discretionary bonus scheme, company pension contribution, comprehensive private healthcare packages, and numerous other benefits.

Ø  We have a genuine commitment to work-life balance throughout the whole organisation. We are also committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively promote equal opportunities. 

Ø  Development and mobility is actively encouraged. We are a learning company - there is real opportunity to grow, develop and expand your skills, experience and career path.

Ø  We are a global company operating in over 60 countries with over 190,000 employees from over 150 nationalities. In Ireland we have approximately 500 employees across Dublin and Galway working in Corporate Institutional Banking (CIB) and BNP Paribas Security Services (BP2S) and Greenval.

Compliance Culture: We believe in promoting clear rules to foster a strong culture of compliance and ethics.  We would expect any incoming member of staff to respect all financial security related legislation, including: anti-money laundering (AML); countering the financing of terrorism (CFT); international financial sanctions and embargoes (IFS); anti-bribery and corruption (ABC); KYC; ongoing client related data screening; and transaction monitoring.  BNP Paribas have clear policies on these topics which all staff are expected to familiarise themselves with upon successful entry to the Group.

Equality and Diversity

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.

By submitting your application, you agree to BNP Paribas completing a background check and screening in advance of any potential offer being made

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