Bank Overview
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, 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.
BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.

Business Area / Department Overview
The Hub Paris CIB, UK & ME Regions is a geographical Hub, covering all activities in the UK.

The Hub has six audit teams (around 70 auditors). These teams are split by business activity covering all activities within their area of responsibility, except for elements of IT (which are covered by the Inspection Centrale IT Audit Line) and OFAC $ Clearing (which is covered by the Inspection Centrale Financial Security Audit Line). Each team is headed by a Deputy Head of Hub reporting to the Head of Hub who, in turn, reports to a Deputy Head of IG.  

The Hub’s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in the UK 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 the governance, risk management, and internal control processes. 

The Audit Hub provides employees with an excellent grounding in all aspects of the business, and regular interaction with Management enables strong relationships to be built, allowing a robust understanding in all aspects of the businesses.

Having performed successfully in this role, the individual will have the benefit of a broad range of career opportunities within the Group - both within Internal Audit and wider business lines/functions; in the UK and abroad. A comprehensive training programme is in place to ensure continued professional development.

Purpose & Scope of Role
The Audit Manager will play an active role in the Paris CIB, UK & ME Regions Hub, performing and occasionally leading risk-based audit reviews and recommending solutions to identified issues and weaknesses.

To complement the existing skillset within the audit team by means of contributing knowledge (including but not restricted to knowledge of relevant products) grounded in practical business experience. 

Key Responsibilities of Role
Specific responsibilities associated with this role include:

Participation in audit assignments, occasionally with the role and responsibility of Head of Assignment. 

When acting as a member of an audit team, these responsibilities to include:

  • Ensuring the timely performance of his or her parts of the assignment whilst having regard for the main risks detailed in the Risk and Related Control Matrix.
  • Ensuring that the Head of Assignment is kept updated with the progress of the assignment on a continuous basis.
  • Preparation of summaries and conclusions to the phases of the assignment under his or her responsibility for review and approval by the Head of Assignment and lead the presentation of these to the relevant auditees.
  • Input of all missions and associated documentation to the required Hub and IG standard into the Hub audit drive and UNIK. 

When acting as Head of Assignment, these responsibilities to include:

  • Day to day responsibility for the planning and organisation of the assignment.
  • Preparation or review of the Assignment memo for presentation to the assignment Supervisor.
  • Ensuring the timely performance of the assignment whilst having regard to the main risks detailed in the Risk and Related Control Matrix.
  • Ensuring that the assignment Deputy Head of Hub and Supervisor are kept updated with the progress of the assignment, at least on a weekly basis.
  • Preparation of summaries and conclusions to the main phases of the assignment for review and approval by the assignment Deputy Head of Hub and Supervisor and lead the presentation of these to the relevant auditees.
  • Preparation of PMR’s (performance review assessments) for the assignment team members for discussion with the assignment Deputy Head of Hub.
  • Input of all missions and associated documentation to the required Hub and IG standard into the Hub audit drive and UNIK (Hub audit tool). 

Staff management (when acting as Head of Assignment):

  • Allocate assignment staff, taking into consideration specific skills and experience.
  • Support staff with both their assigned work and contact with auditees.
  • Contribute to the development of staff – through the “training on the job” principle.
  • Perform the end of assignment appraisals (PMR’s) as in point 1 above.

Risk assessment:

  • Assist in the performance of the Risk Assessment process.

Perform or participate in ad-hoc projects and investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews, Regulatory assignments and follow up of IG missions; non-lead role in detailed investigation of incidents (Special Assignment status).

Interaction with the management and staff of activities under their responsibility:

  • Develop the relationship of the Internal Audit department with operational managers.
  • Discuss risk evolution and new development of the activities of the related departments.
  • Present and discuss with operational managers on risk assessment, audit plan, recommendation follow up and audit reporting.

Follow up recommendations:

  • Monitor the progress made by the persons responsible for the closure of recommendations for which closure or co-ordination responsibility is held.
  • Validate the closing of recommendations as specified in the appropriate procedures.

Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Internal Audit department, in particular the tools and techniques used.

Experience, Qualifications & Competencies
Essential Experience

  • Significant product knowledge related to 1 or more of the business lines this role supports and
  • Significant proven experience from an internal/external audit or consultancy background covering e.g. quality assurance, project management, risk management or specifically operational risk. 

Essential competencies

  • Strong analytical skills: including ability to understand quickly the critical steps in a process, synthesise and process complex information and understand the related risks of various natures, including use of data.
  • Good drive: motivated and proactive 
  • Thorough and organised with an ability to prioritise and work under time-pressure.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to listen, clear oral and written communication. 
  • Ability to work in and lead a team. 
  • Project management skills

Essential qualifications

  • Academic background in Finance / Banking and/or
  • IIA certification and/or 
  • Professional accountancy qualification
Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)

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