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Financial Controller

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Brand BNP Paribas
Level of experience 1 to 2 years
Apply REF: 2003GFSO4584

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 is recruiting for its European Finance Operations Center in Lisbon, part of the Group Finance function. Is responsible for compiling and processing accounting and financial information in order to ensure its publication and to provide Executive Management with the necessary information for the entire Group’s financial management.


The Overheads Mutualized Services (OMS) team organizes and ensures the effective operation of the budgetary procedure of Group Integrated Functions; guarantees the reliability of figures during the budget process (forecasts, closing and budget preparation) and builds a synthesis view on expenses to support Group’s cost monitoring process. Additionally works with the Finance Departments of worldwide integrated functions to build budgets and transfer financial information from all the Business-Lines hosting Compliance, Legal and Risk costs and teams.


As a Financial Controller, your main activities are to:

  • Contribute in the animation of a worldwide reporting process regarding Functions budgetary indicators
  • Maintain relationships with Business Lines’ Finance Departments in order to organize the integrated Functions’ financial monitoring

  • Participate in the definition of the budget development process and the setup of budget instructions with the Functions’ Finance Departments

  • Control consistency of monitoring indicators (KPI)

  • Produce reporting within the deadline
  • Analyse variance from budget and objectives

  • Contribute to financial monitoring of specific topics (dedicated projects, functions transformation, transfer pricing policy, etc


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Management Control or Business
  • At least 3 years of experience in related Management Control functions

  • Knowledge of Management Control principles

  • Good knowledge of Excel

  • Fluent in English (minimum B2 Level, CECRL certificate) is mandatory

  • French is a plus

  • Strong team spirit

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

  • Quick self-starter, pro-active attitude with ability to work in a fast changing environment

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to communicate with internal client

  • Available for a training period (might imply travelling abroad)

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.

Mobility is one of the core principles of BNP Paribas career and management strategy, that aims to meet our employees’ needs for personal development along with ensuring that the company meets the overall business and resources needs. For further details, we invite you to explore the mobility principles available on Before applying, please assure to discuss it with your manager whose support is critical to ensure a smooth mobility process

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISEEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 2 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Creativity & Innovation / Problem solving, Client focused, Attention to detail / rigorTransversal competency: Analytical AbilityReference: 2003GFSO4584