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We are looking for

Team Lead - Accounting Projects and COA

Apply REF: FIN-150319-001-CR

REPORT TO

• Head of Finance COO Canada 

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

Finance Change Americas – COO Organization ensures that appropriate solutions are put in place for the Finance and Tax organization to meet their business objectives.  The team acts as the bridge for the Finance and Tax organization to various departments within the BNP Paribas group, mainly the Business, PMO and Technology organizations in New York, New Jersey, Montreal, Mumbai, London and Paris. 

The Chart of Accounts team specifically is a transversal team within the FCCO organization that:

• Provides accounting schemas on a wide range of regional projects arising from business and regulatory changes, strategic initiatives and reengineering existing applications to improve functionality and efficiency. 

• Owns and oversees the governance process around the Chart of Accounts globally

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities for the Operational Account Schemas/Accounting Static Control role:

• Management role which would include leading and managing business analysts across multiple projects.

• Interpret high level accounting policy guidance for financial products and challenge and/or validate illustrative accounting entries provided by Accounting Norms.

• Application of the accounting policy in North America Region (NAR) Finance General Ledger Chart of Accounts.  This includes the definition of Operational Accounting Schemas throughout product lifecycle for new products, businesses, source systems and/or new accounting standards and validation of accounting in our General Ledger.

• Standardize accounting schemas within NAR Finance and coordinate alignment of the General Ledger’s accounting schemas across common products with London.

• Remediate inconsistencies in the General Ledger across accounts, products, legal entities and source systems.

• Define and publish the data model standards, including the purpose and scope of each field in the account coding block.

• Owner of the Global Chart of Accounts and as such responsible for maintenance of the Global Chart of Accounts in the General Ledger

• Decision maker for opening of new static data as required (i.e. accounts, products, etc) following published data model standards.

• Prepare and lead monthly committees to report KPIs on all new static items, explain decisions and respond to stakeholder questions.

Other duties assigned

• Elicit, analyse, and document user requirements and business processes.

• Manage issues and escalate effectively.

• Ensure on-time quality delivery of projects assigned.

• Liaise with cross-functional teams (business groups, IT and PMO organizations) in New York, New Jersey, Montreal, Mumbai, London and Paris.


TRAINING AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Qualified accountant.

• 10+ years of work experience in the field of accounting and / or accounting systems (ie. upstream to general ledger) and implementation in the financial services industry.

• Experience working with accounting of complex banking financial products.

• Experience with accounting standards; IFRS and US GAAP are both of interest.

• Experience in business analysis, writing functional specifications and testing applications would be of benefit.

• University Degree in Finance-related subject preferred.

ESSENTIAL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

• Qualified accountant.

• 10+ years of work experience in the field of accounting and / or accounting systems (ie. upstream to general ledger) and implementation in the financial services industry.

• Experience working with accounting of complex banking financial products.

• Experience with accounting standards; IFRS and US GAAP are both of interest.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or accounting levels.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or accounting levels.

• Ability to work effectively in geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.

• Supervisory experience preferred.

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