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Director –Professional Practices


Standard / Permanent


US-New York



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About BNP Paribas and CIB:

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 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 realize 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.
Business overview:
The North America Audit Hub is part of BNP Paribas’ global Internal Audit group (Inspection Générale or “IG”) and is staffed with highly qualified individuals who perform high quality risk-based reviews to provide reasonable assurance to Audit Committee and Senior Management on the Bank’s adequacy of the Governance, Risk Management and Control framework and recommend corresponding improvements. 
The General Auditor of the North America Audit Hub has direct responsibility for the audit coverage of BNP Paribas North America Wholesale operations and indirect responsibility for the audit coverage of BNP Paribas U.S. Retail operations. The scope of responsibilities of the Head of Professional Practices is the Combined U.S. Operations.
The Professional Practices Director position is located in New York, reports to the Head of Professional Practices, and is responsible for supporting the Head of Professional Practices in a broad range of areas, including transformation initiatives, regulatory matters, reporting, tools and processes as well as audit operations. 1 2
  • Combines project management skills and thorough understanding of audit fundamentals:
  • Leads change across the Internal Audit function perimeter
  • Develops and insert new processes in all areas of audit activities (audit universe, audit coverage, audit cycle, continuous monitoring, risk assessment, audit planning, audit scoping, results aggregation, thematic controls)
  • Coordinates with the U.S. retail audit group to ensure consistency / alignment in audit processes between retail and wholesale audit practices
  • Coordinates with the Global Internal Audit function to understand priorities, goals and changes in audit practices to disseminate them across the  relevant U.S. audit teams
  • Inserts effective policies and procedures:  
    -  In coordination with the other professional practices team members, ensures that Internal Audit methodologies, tools and practices comply with the Institute of Internal Audit standards, meet regulatory ith BNP Paribas Internal Audit standards

  • Coordinates reporting from the Internal Audit function:
  • In coordination with the other professional practices team members, prepares concise and timely reporting to Regulators, Audit Committee, General Auditor and audit staff on Internal Audit plans and results, objectives and achievements.
  • Supports and develop the Internal Audit staff: 
  • In coordination with the other professional practices team members, maximizes operational efficiency throughout the Internal Audit function with robust onboarding, training, dynamic hiring strategies, talent development, process streamlining, effective data analytics strategy and IT support
  • Communicates effectively:
  • Demonstrates clear, concise and accurate, written and verbal communications, with Global Professional Practices, Audit Management, Regulators and internal staff  (retail and wholesale)
  • Inserts heightened expectations in a timely manner: 
  • Identifies industry best practices
  • Participates in various committees as assigned
  • Manages, directs, trains, mentors, and evaluates assigned staff.  Ensures adequate staffing
  • Maintains effective and professional relationship with all stakeholders
  1. Year One Critical Success Factors:
  • Successfully build credibility through internal partnerships and deliver tangible value
  • Understand Internal Audit priorities and lead on transformation activities

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 10+ years of Internal Audit or other relevant roles, including 5+ years in a leadership role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Highly preferred license(s) or certification(s): CIA, CISA, and CPA
  • Proven track record of field auditing coupled with experience in audit methodologies / processes
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience within a highly matrixed, collaborative environment
  • Sound professional judgment to succeed in complex and changing environments
  • Strong problem solving and delivery ability
  • Technology savvy – understanding and use of technology to achieve goals
FINRA License/Registration:
  • Not Applicable



BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.



Primary Location: US-New York Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: MISCELLANEOUS Education Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (3 years) Experience Level: At least 10 years Schedule: Full-time
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