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Senior Control Supervisor

Apply REF: FIN-070519-001-CR

REPORT TO
• Head of Finance Control Group
 

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The Accounting Control Department is a transversal function within CIB Finance whose primary roles are:
• to develop and implement a strong accounting control framework for CIB Banking and non-Banking entities (such as Corporate Banking entities),
• to perform 2nd level of controls for controls primary run by other Finance and non-Finance teams
• to report on main controls areas, for both local and central needs and requirements

The Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with Group and CIB Head Office controls guidelines and expanding to adapt with an ever-changing Control environment. The Group works closely with not only Finance and Tax department but with other functions of CIB NA to provide value added analysis and advisory services to its clients in the areas of accounting control.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Control Supervisor is primarily responsible for overseeing the overall operation of the Control functions of the group. He / She is responsible for developing the Control Framework to comply with BNP Paribas requirement. The Senior Control Supervisor will be responsible for developing the Accounting Control Framework from the issuance of new controls procedures to implementation and ongoing monitoring of the accounting controls performed by various CIB NA functions. He / She will perform 2nd level review and will test 1st level.
The Senior Control Supervisor will contribute to implement control governance, liaising with the Back Offices, Finance production (1st level control). The controls he/she will perform will be the basis for the production of standardized controls dashboards/ summary reporting for key risks indicators to be communicated to North America Finance Managements and Regional and Central CIB Managements.

Responsibilities:

End of accounting period
• Before each closing period, review the control working program and circulate planning and specification for the Head Office control aspects of the closing process to all the stakeholders
• For each closing period review and test the effectiveness of the controls performed by various CIB NA functions  according to the control working program
• Identify and escalate control gaps
• Formalize and report the results of the controls
• Development and maintenance of full knowledge of reconciliation tools and principles related to our Control tool (assignation of account ownership, loading of information from source systems, collection and analysis of applicable accounts’ reconciliation, preparation and discussion of all Reconciliation Review Memorandums)
• Preparation of the list of aged items for write-offs and provisioning to be submitted to Finance Management.

Permanent (on a daily basis)
• Document processes, risks and controls
• Assist in any special project or request as directed by management.
• Perform testing of controls and document testing procedures performed
• Identification of control weakness/control gap and suggestion/implementation of solutions
• Coordination with Control / Process Owners, external auditors and other stakeholders regarding control documentation, testing, and evaluation.
• Identification of control weakness/control gap and suggestion/implementation of solutions
• Assist in developing an “control oriented’ culture for regulatory reporting  across the organization (Finance and non-Finance)


TRAINING AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Bachelors degree in Accounting; CPA, certification required
• Minimum 10 years of experience in banking and capital markets
• Good understanding or knowledge of IFRS requirements and familiarity with COSO framework
• Solid understanding of financial instruments and developed skills in analysis of business supporting processes from accounting control perspective
• Strong organizational skills,  rigorous, and self-disciplined
• Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining a strong control environment
• Good communication skills in English and French (i.e. writing, listening, presentation)
• Advanced technical skills (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

A recruitment policy that promotes equity and diversity:

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.

We pride ourselves in applying non-discrimination rules to all our recruitments.

We will only contact the candidates selected who meet the job requirements in terms of training and experience.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 195,000 employees, including more than 148,000 in Europe. 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, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About BNP Paribas in Canada

In Canada, BNP Paribas is one of the dominant foreign banks in the country and is committed to building its platform even further. Since becoming the operational hub for the Group’s activities in North America in 2013, it has grown significantly to reach more than 700 employees and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. With the continued development of technology and financial fields, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts with diverse backgrounds as well as young and ambitious talent from across the globe. With the international mobility and capacity that very few companies can offer, BNP Paribas prides itself in providing a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.

Primary Location: CA-QC-MontréalJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 10 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / TeamworkTransversal competency: Analytical Ability