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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

As part of its mission, ITO - Client Management of BNP Paribas CIB Americas is responsible for performing and securing customers’ due diligence. Client Management - Centre of Excellence in Montreal acts as the nearshored service center for BNP Paribas CIB Americas and consists of Data Officers; Data Controllers; Screeners; Investigators; and Senior KYC Officers who collectively secures the KYC process.

In detail

Intervening at the final stages of the KYC due diligence process and working in close coordination with all stakeholders part of the KYC Due Diligence process (including Data Officers; Data Controllers; Screeners; Investigators; Compliance; and Relationship Managers), the Senior KYC officer is responsible for ensuring that due diligence on new or existing clients has been conducted in compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies/guidelines.

Performing a factual-based analysis, Senior KYC Officer’s key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all data, document and information collected as part of the Due Diligence process are compliant and reliable to determine the final risk level of the client relationship
  • Ensuring that the level of due diligence performed is in accordance with the final risk level of the client relationship
  • Ensuring that local regulatory requirements pertaining to the KYC case has been fulfilled
  • Ensuring that financial security risk triggers are appropriately consulted with Compliance for opinion
  • Preparing a memo substantiating the KYC analysis review
  • Ensuring that the file is submitted for Relationship Manager’s final sign-off
  • Organizing the Client Acceptance Committee (CAC) as appropriate

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed


The candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in the financial services sector, with at least 3 years in AML/KYC-related role. The candidate must exemplify at least:

  • General knowledge on financial industry and products, including awareness of various types of corporate entities – hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, limited, private and public companies, holding companies, trusts etc.
  • Ability to comprehend and parse and/or interpret complex organizational and corporate structures for ownership percentage, subsidiary breakdown or merger activity.
  • Experience in a control function (having a control mind-set).
  • Knowledge on AML/KYC operational process.
  • Knowledge on AML/KYC-related regulatory rules, including but not limited to - USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, 3rd European Directive, FCPA, OFAC and related AML regulations.
  • Knowledge on financial security screening (sanctions, political exposed persons, negative news).
  • Knowledge and experience on using database and vendors for KYC (such as Orbis, World-Check, Lexis/Nexis, Dow Jones, Avox, PRIME etc).
  • Knowledge on OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) screening requirements.


  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills as evidenced by the ability to work effectively with representatives of a diverse range of departments.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under time pressure.
  • Client-oriented yet with control mindset.
  • Quality and result-driven.
  • Team player willing to accept challenges large and small and meet them under time pressure.
  • Adaptable, able to multi-task across multiple and varying assignments.
  • Ability to generate and convey clear and concise status updates to management and stakeholders.
  • Strong Excel/ Word/ Access / PowerPoint/ presentation building skills (graphs, charts, design).
  • Working competence in another language (Spanish, Portuguese…) preferred
  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), or equivalent, a plus.

It is desirable for the candidate to have exposure to investment banking products, including an understanding of their financial characteristics and markets. An appreciation of the key processes, systems and organization structure of an investment bank will also be an asset.

Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. Knowledge of the English is required. 

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;

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 -  Platinum certification
  • Pride at Work Canada
  • Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  • Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec
  • Synclusiv
  • Ready, Willing and Able
  • Autisme sans Limites
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2024

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