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Senior Controller

Apply REF: 1909GFS3488

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.

Within Group Finance, the “Overheads Mutualised Services” team is responsible for organizing and ensuring the effective operation of the budgetary procedure of all Group Functions. The “Overheads Mutualised Services” team 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.

It also works “as a service” for worldwide integrated functions such as Compliance, Legal and Risk in helping their Finance Departments build budgets and transfer financial information from all the Business-Lines hosting Compliance, Legal and Risk costs and teams. This servicing activity will form part of the Finance Operations Center located in Lisbon.


  • 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

  • Analyze variance from budget and objectives

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

  • Contributes to "Role & Responsibility" RaDAR program by appliying Quality & integrity criteria to his/her perimeter/scope of responsibility        


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Management Control or Business
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in Management Control functions
  • Knowledge of Management Control principles
  • Good knowledge of Excel, knowledge of ESSBase is a plus
  • 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.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 3 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Proactivity, Communication skills - oral & writtenTransversal competency: Analytical AbilityReference: 1909GFS3488