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Level 2 controller


Standard / Permanent




United Kingdom

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BNP Paribas Overview


BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 185,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).


BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Bank is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. With nearly 20,000 employees in over 45 countries, CIB can offer you an exciting and truly global career.


At BNP Paribas CIB, we work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realize their projects around the world. You can be an important part of this, helping us to serve our clients both in mature and emerging markets, providing them with financial solutions across a diverse range of expertise, products and services. Our origins lie in Europe, but nearly a quarter of our employees now work in our multi-award-winning Asia Pacific offices and we are a committed player in all markets.


Strong risk management, combined with the stability that comes from being part of one of the largest banking groups in the world, underpin our success. Joining us, you’ll become an integral part of a dynamic team that spans nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, drawing together people from around the globe and reflecting our commitment to international placements.


Department Overview 


The Control Monitoring Group (CMG) performs a key role in maintaining the quality of the accounting control environment that underpins the Finance reporting processes: Group Head Office reporting, Statutory reporting, Regulatory reporting and internal Performance Management reporting for the London platform.

The objective of the CMG team (Level 2 control) team is to provide independent assurance that controls over the accounting data is complete and accurate as required by the Group, CIB and local accounting control policies.  This Level 2 control framework includes periodic detailed testing of the documented controls that underpin the London accounting ledger balances and specific testing/review of balances and processes in accordance with the BNP Paribas control policies. London Finance operates a bespoke control tool (Beacon) that supports the monthly account justification/substantiation process and the detailed assessment of those accounts determined to have a higher risk profile. Regular reporting on control findings and issues is prepared for local, CIB and Group Finance management including quarterly reporting to Group Finance on the quality of the accounting control environment through Finance Accounting Control Tool.


Job Description 

  • Interact with the business, operations, other Finance teams & IT support to understand and ensure the control framework is appropriately setup for the existing & new products/business activities within the London Finance scope
  • Organise and plan project timelines for finance related control projects as requested by management
  • Review of existing control framework linked to the London controlled entities.  Prepare risk assessment, control plan & control testing working papers to evident the work performed
  • Prepare entity control certification to Group Finance on a quarterly basis
  • Second level review of Balance Sheet and Off Balance Sheet controls to ensure defined controls are being correctly applied and continue to remain relevant; reporting on issues identified
  • Second level review of Economic to Accounting P&L reconciliations to ensure the results have been appropriately validated; reporting on issues identified
  • Second level review of manual input by Finance and Back Office, into the general ledger to ensure all adjustments is adequate and fully substantiated
  • Reviewing aged analysis of higher risk accounts and substantiating their balance; recommend provisioning where required per policy
  • Formalise and report the results of the controls to the Control governance for local regulatory reporting.
  • Recommending enhancements to the controls, where applicable and agreeing enhancements with the control owners
  • Support remediation actions for control process issues identified
  • Maintain up-to-date procedures for the controls operated by the level 2 controls


Skills and Qualifications:


Understanding of control and reconciliation issues

Relevant professional qualifications (Accountancy qualification)

Audit experience (external/internal)

Analyse issues into constituent elements and identify root causes and wider implications

Attention to detail

Expresses technical information logically and concisely

Work effectively in a team.

Communicate clearly and efficiently across team

Build effective relationships with peers and superiors



  • Specialist knowledge of Investment Banking


Core Competencies 

The following core competencies are required for this job:


  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Communication
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Initiative 


Position based in London-UK on Harewood Av.


Primary Location: GB-ENG-London Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROL Education Level: Not indicated Schedule: Full-time
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