The bank for a changing world

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VBA Trainee

Apply REF: 2007GFSO5339


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 FRESH is the new IT framework encompassing Projects & Systems of Finance and RISK functions, with a strong focus on efficiency, proximity, agility and time-to-market. FRESH is a new worldwide organizational model that will contribute to tackle major challenges of the Group’s transformation of today and tomorrow, building the best offering to the Finance and Risk Community through a progressive rotation to new technologies and best practices. FRESH organization is the outcome of several convergences: between the Project & Systems teams of Group Finance, CIB Finance and RISK and their related IT teams. FRESH is part of the ITG organization (ITG in Europe and ITO overseas) with a threefold sponsorship by ITG, Finance and RISK (CIB-ITO; RISK Solutions and ITG-FIT).









As a member of the FRESH team you will act in close proximity with end users, providing services and means to fulfill short term requirements, to prototype, test and learn around innovation, to improve adequation between processes and their related systems, and to monitor production on a daily basis and support users especially on closing periods. In order to achieve theses objectives you will:




  • Support team to perform accounting and extra-accounting corrections.

  • Support team on extraction of accounting information stored in mainframe.

  • Support team to collect, analyse and challenge business requirements: new requests or change requests.

  • Support team to produce associated documentation and ensure developments auditability.

  • Support team to monitor application portfolio and ensure recovery when needed.

  • Report regularly to the FAST team Leader

  • Collaborate with the Agile team based in Paris.




  • Master’s degree or equivalent by experience in IT/Information Systems / Computer Science;

  • Knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications Access & Excel is mandatory;

  • VBS and JS is a plus;

  • IT production experience is a plus

  • Previous Banking experience is a plus;

  • Mainframe know how is a plus

  • Excellent attention to details

  • Availability and customer orientation skills

  • Pro-active attitude with ability to work in a fast changing and demanding environment

  • At ease with multi-tasking, strong team spirit

  • Strong analytical mind, problem solving, planning & organisation skills

  • Knowledge  of foreign languages :  English (B2 Level, CECRL certificate) is mandatory, French (A2/B1 Level, CECRL certificate) is a plus


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: TraineeJob: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: BeginnerSchedule: Full-time Reference: 2007GFSO5339