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Internal Audit Quality Assurance reviewer

Last update 17.05.2024
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In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal's Top Employers in 2024. We are a dynamic and growing organization having its main establishment located in downtown Montreal and part of a leading international banking institution fully committed to building a more sustainable future. Note that the position may be in the Canadian Branch of BNP Paribas or in one of its subsidiaries based in Montreal.

The position at a glance

Inspection Générale North America (IGNA) Hub is part of BNP Paribas’ global Internal Audit group (Inspection Générale or “IG”) which is staffed by highly qualified individuals who perform risk-based reviews to provide reasonable assurance to senior management on the adequacy of internal controls and recommend control and efficiency improvements.

IGNA has a team of Quality Assurance professionals to perform reviews of audit assignments and other audit activities within its geographical remit.

In detail

The Quality Assurance professional will perform internal Quality Assurance reviews across BNP Paribas North America HUB on assignments, which provide audit coverage of all audit functions and activities. The Quality Assurance Review team will play a key role in providing reasonable assurance to stakeholders of internal audit activity on Information Technology, Credit Review, Financial Operations, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Markets, and other audit activities. 

A strong background in audit techniques, documentation, and testing practices, or consulting for Financial Services is a key requirement for this position.

The role will report to the Head Quality Assurance in the region and will work collaboratively with other quality assurance professionals in IG.

Specific Responsibilities include:

• Perform quality assurance reviews to assess accurate and consistent adherence to IG’s Audit Methodology, IIA Standards, relevant regulatory expectations and IG Policies and Procedures

• Determine if audits identify and assess risks and controls that adequately address the business environment

• Evaluate if audits clearly identify relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices covered

• Review audit related documentation, including risk assessments, Work Program Memos, audit workpapers, and audit reports

• Performs QA over IG validation of remediation activities performed by the Bank or IG either in response to regulatory or IG related recommendations

• Identifies lessons learned from regulatory recommendations issued to the Bank and to IG by performing, coordinating or assisting in the preparation of post-mortems for continuous improvement purposes

• Write quality assurance review reports, including compliant and non-compliant attributes

• Identify improvement opportunities, offer specific recommendations, and provide feedback to the audit teams (collectively and/or individually) to improve their performance and execution of audits

• Monitor the quality of audit execution and documentation across audit teams.

• Maintain and update quality assurance templates on a regular basis, to reflect feedback from stakeholders or to incorporate new/changed industry or regulatory standards and expectations

• Keep abreast of the evolution of auditing standards and key regulations.

• Develop and maintain relationships with other Quality Assurance professionals and other stakeholders

• Deliver clear presentations to Senior IG Management

• Promote integrity and strong ethical values

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed

Bachelor's degree in applicable and related field (Accounting and/or Finance preferred)

• Minimum of five years of audit and/or risk experience with audit or risk management in the banking industry

• Strong understanding of audit practices and risk management concepts and related regulatory expectations

• Strong understanding of the relevant risks and controls in a banking and operations environment

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with the different stakeholders and regulators

• Ability to work in a geographically dispersed team, liaise with other bank departments and adapt to new situations and approaches

• Knowledge of the English language is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Relevant licenses and certifications. CIA preferred.

• Experience is Banking Risk Management improvement or remediation projects

• Strong knowledge of financial and banking products, banking industry and the related risks

• Spanish, or Portuguese language skills a plus

What’s in it for you

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer flexible benefits including a family and spouse insurance program, a defined contribution pension plan and paid days for volunteering. Hybrid work arrangements, such as remote working up to 50% and flexible working hours are available for most positions. BNP Paribas provides excellent training and personal development programs, as well as opportunities for career development within the company and internationally.

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What you need to know

  • We will review candidates as they apply, so don’t wait to submit your application;
  • BNP Paribas is committed to accessibility and inclusion. If you need any accommodation during the recruitment process, you can contact accessibility [at] (dot) com
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the Greater Montreal area and, if applicable, hold a valid work or study permit. Physical presence in BNP Paribas’ office(s) is an essential function of this position;
  •  Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. These will be clearly mentioned in the qualifications of the position;

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at the heart of our commitments

At BNP Paribas all employees are on an equal footing allowing us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talents, skills and competences.

BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Right Act).

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About us

BNP Paribas is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. Present in 63 countries, with more than 180,000 employees, the bank holds key positions in several areas of banking and financial services.

BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising its clients according to the highest ethical standards, while striving to respond to essential concerns in terms of the environment, regional development and social inclusion.

Since 1961, BNP Paribas has supported large Canadian companies and institutions in their business development by offering a full range of specialized financial services and investment products.

With over 1,400 employees, BNP Paribas in Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

Our certifications and partnerships

·         Montreal’s Top Employers 2024

·         Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2024

·         Women in Governance  – Parity certified -  Gold certification

·         Pride at Work Canada

·         Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)

·         IndigenousWorks

·         Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec

·         Synclusiv

·         Ready, Willing and Able

·         Autisme sans Limites

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