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Assistant Vice President – On-Site Controls Analyst


Standard / Permanent


US-NY-New York

Job function




Business overview:
The Management of the BNP Paribas has committed to ensure compliance with AML/Embargo & Sanctions rules within the entire Group. In this context, Group Compliance has decided to have a strong and permanent set-up within the US: Group Financial Security US (“GFS US”).
GFS US OSC is a new initiative (just over a year old) so employees have the ability to be part of the building process for a long term solutions to Sanctions, KYC, OFAC Compliance and AML. The objectives of this unit include:
  • Having the responsibility for the BNP Paribas Group framework in relation to Compliance with US Sanctions.
  • Ensuring a legal watch in relation to US Sanctions in liaison with Legal Affairs.
  • Issuing norms, policies and procedures in relation to Sanctions and applicable across the BNP Paribas Group.
  • Providing advice on situations linked to US Sanctions across the Group.
  • Acting as the ultimate level of management of the US Sanctions – related alerts.
  • Acting as the sponsor of tools used to filter flows against embargo/sanctions lists.
  • Risk assessing the Group’s branches & affiliates regarding non-compliance issues through a permanent risk oversight.
  • Performing on-site controls within BNP Paribas Group to verify that BNP Paribas entities comply with norms issued by GFS-US. 2
Responsibilities of the On-Site control unit:
The GFS US OSC Team is in a highly visible function covering sanctions which is considered one of the most important banking areas.
  • Receives risk-related information from the Risk Oversight unit of GFSUS.
  • Interactions  with Compliance and business leaders at different BNP Paribas offices around the globe
  • Formalizes an annual on-site control review plan.
  • Formalizes and maintains the on-site controls methodology.
  • Conducts on-site control reviews related to AML and International Sanctions.
  • Produces reports and recommendations:
    • Deliver presentations to senior management.
Position overview:
The On-Site Controls Analyst will support the On-Site Controls team in executing control reviews Group Wide (with exception to Domestic Markets[1]) to verify that BNP entities comply with norms issued by GFS-US. Under the direction of the On-Site Controls Deputy, the Analyst will perform assigned test work. The Analyst will be expected to perform work to a high degree of proficiency. Work is expected to be comprehensive to support findings and to satisfy the stated scope and objectives.   
*This position requires 40 - 50% international travel to countries where BNPP has offices, operation, or business interests which may include third world countries. Extended stay up to 6 weeks may be required in these locations. The Analyst will obtain valuable experience with different cultures and their economies.
The On-Site Controls Analyst primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Lead or participate in on-site missions on a Group wide basis in BNP locations with exception of the Domestic Markets (Italy, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg). This includes but is not limited to, scoping on-site reviews, testing controls, identifying issues, and writing reports.
  • Deliver review assignments that adhere to methodology and quality standards
  • Communicate findings to management
  • Write high quality reports
The On-Site Controls Analyst will report to the On-Site Controls Deputy. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a Group-wide function in a highly visible position.
[1] / France, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg.

  • Undergraduate degree, finance or business related majors.
    • Graduate degree a plus.
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in a banking environment.
  • 3 + years’ experience in General Inspection/Audit/Controls in complex global financial services organization.
  • Experience in Compliance a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of Sanctions and AML regime.
  • Working knowledge of banking products & services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills.
  • Experience leading teams and projects.
  • Decisiveness and sound judgment on a consistent basis.
  • High level of detail orientation and organization.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new changing environment.
  • Team player with demonstrated track record in self-initiative and time management.
  • Knowledge of BNP Paribas Group activities and organization a plus.
  • French language skills a plus.