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Record to Report Accounting Specialist

Apply REF: 1906GFS2878
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees – including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, 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, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

BNP Paribas has engaged on a transformation of Group Finance operating model and decided to create Group Finance Services (GFS) in Portugal, as a response to an increase in regulatory evolutions. GFS is a reporting and servicing centre, which covers a broad range of Finance activities for Group Finance and other métiers and entities within BNP Paribas worldwide.

Launched in 2016, GFS has quickly become a reference in the field, thanks to the expertise developed. It aims at further establishing itself as a front line player by leading the way to innovation in financial services methodologies.

We are looking for experienced talents to join our accounting operations. As member of the Record to Report Accounting team, depending on your expertise your main activities will be some of the following: general accounting bookings (VAT, accruals, provisions, fixed assets, etc.) and analysis on open items in customer, vendor and general ledger accounts.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General Accounting bookings

    • Month end closing and reporting activities including journal entries for one or more entities
    • Perform periodical controls and reconciliations
    • Perform fixed assets bookings and prepare related reporting
    • Prepare VAT and other tax reporting and controls
    • Understand and implement Group procedures

  • Analysis of open items:

    • Perform an open item investigation based on ageing analysis
    • Propose to management the necessary corrections on the items

  • Interlocutors

    • Contact with suppliers and business lines
    • Communicate with key stakeholders
    • Liaise and provide information to the Group Intercompany team performing Global Group reconciliations

SKILLS

  • University degree or equivalent in  Accounting, Economics, Business Management or other related field
  • Professional experience: Relevant Experience as accounting officer or in a similar role
  • Experience in use of Office applications and ERP system application (SAP/Oracle preferred)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with flexible schedules and with international locations
  • Rigorous with ability to treat confidential information
  • Organizational skills and good attention to detail
  • Strong team spirit
  • Good communication skills (spoken & written), proactive attitude and problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English (minimum B2 Level, CECRL certificate), French is a plus

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.

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, 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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Contractor/ Via AgencyJob: OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSISEducation Level: Not indicatedExperience Level: Not IndicatedSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / TeamworkTransversal competency: Analytical Ability