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IT Risk Control and Audit Officer

Last update 24.05.2024

About the job

  • IT Risk and Cyber Security Officer’s mission is to ensure IT and Cyber risks are managed properly. It plays a key role in securing information systems. By monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, this Officer is focused in the adaptations, deployment and maintenance of the IT and Cyber Risk Management Reference Framework

Your Main Activities Are

  • Coordinate the timely closure of recommendations issued by Inspection Generale and external auditors as well as PCAs issued by second line to maintain compliance with associated CIB ratios
  • For recos within responsibility scope collect at least monthly, an updated progress status for all open and/or past due recos & PCA containing at a minimum:
    • ongoing actions with progress and delivery milestones (owner/date)
    • blocking points explanation (if any)
    • ETA for submission to closure
    • RAG status on confidence for delivery closure
  • Alert reco/PCA owner and their management (ExCo/CIO) as well as CCCO ITO management of all recos & PCA not submitted 90 days before due date to avoid potential of late closure
  • Review reco/PCA closure requests and evidences prior to formal submission to check the quality level of the response meets the expectations of the key points for closure defined by IG/LOD2
  • Participate in regular exchange points with IG/LOD2  
  • For IG and LOD2 missions within responsibility scope monitor ongoing missions of internal and external auditors and assist in the timely collection and delivery of required evidences
  • Engage with audit teams and auditees to manage deliverables and ensure correct and up to date information is provided and in line with requests, and advise auditees on suitability of deliverables
  • Where appropriate participate in mission review meetings with audit team and auditees and assist in agreeing realistic and actionable with achievable delivery dates findings and recommendations at end of mission

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology / Computer Science or related fields
  • At least 2 years of experience in IT / IT Risk / Controls or Compliance
  • Advanced level of English, both written and oral
  • Knowledge in MS Office Pack (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to collaborate / teamwork
  • Ability to conduct a negotiation
  • Personal impact / Ability to influence


Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

·       Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines

·       Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services.

·       Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional client.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

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/paternity, 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.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

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* 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.

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  • What if we told you that working in our Group isn’t quite what you might think? At BNP Paribas, we do a multitude of different jobs that are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole. Whether through everyday tasks or major projects, doing one of our jobs means making a personal commitment to taking sustainable action.

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