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Vice President - IT Auditor


Standard / Permanent


US-NJ-Jersey City

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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:
Internal Audit Department Description and Purpose: The North America Hub is part of BNP Paribas’ global Internal Audit group (Inspection Générale) which is staffed by highly qualified individuals who perform high quality risk-based reviews of the Business, Operations and Functions, providing assurance and advice to anticipate and understand otherwise unexpected risks and put in place the adequate mitigating controls. The Internal Audit team helps senior management to protect the company’s reputation by avoiding financial and reputational damage. Where it is too late to prevent failure, the team investigates the problem, helps management deal with the after effects and establish guards against re-occurrence.  Headquartered in New York, the North America Hub has primary audit responsibility for BNP Paribas’ activities in the United States. The audit approach follows practices prescribed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of Bank policies, procedures, and internal controls as they relate to the Information Technology infrastructure and Business Application Systems as per the terms of the Inspection Générale Audit charter and guidelines of the Bank
  • Follow audit professional standards and regulatory requirements in the performance of the day to day function of internal auditor
  • Perform audits of Information Technology operating procedures and processing systems, test operating procedures and processing systems through the performance of detailed fieldwork,  examine and evaluate results, assess adequacy of controls, communicate results, and direct  follow-up efforts
  • Perform or assist the Head of Assignment to plan each audit prior to the commencement of fieldwork (includes meeting with IT and Bank management, discussing changes/events that have a material impact on the activity, revising/enhancing the examination program and scope as warranted)
  • Perform fieldwork (reviews of departmental procedures, detail tests of procedures, processing systems, and records)
  • Prepare work papers with particular focus on documentation and analysis to support findings
  • Prepare draft findings and recommendations and follow-up on significant findings to ensure that the appropriate corrective actions were taken by reviewing and validating supporting evidence
  • Finalize and distribute draft of audit findings/recommendations to auditees for internal control improvements

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in Information Technology audit, with “hands on” Information Technology operational experience preferred
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or related field required.
  • Strong background auditing infrastructure and applications controls
  • Extensive experience in principles and techniques of Information Systems auditing
  • Understanding of management principles and the ability to recognize and evaluate deviations from good business practices
  • Ability to maintain effective relations between auditors and auditees, and effectively communicate audit results to a wider, non-technical audience
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Exceptional analytical abilities, strong organization and teamwork skills
  • Experience with banking and financial systems (Trading and Settlement systems, Money Transfer systems, Compliance and Surveillance systems, etc.)
  • Be able to demonstrate business tactical and strategic thinking, be innovative and creative with an ability to think outside of the box
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), interpersonal skills, strong facilitation and interviewing skills
  • Be comfortable discussing IT Controls with bank’s management, and selling recommendations pertaining to technology / systems under review 
  • Strong risk and control awareness, and knowledge of risk assessment methodology
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1 or more years of Information Technology operational experience
  • 1 or more years of Information Security operational experience
  • Familiarity with FFIEC IT Examination Guidelines (e.g., Development and Acquisition IT Handbook)
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows and Unix operating systems, middleware, networks, databases, and emerging technologies
  • Experience working in large global financial services organization (Investment Banking / Asset Management)
  • Advanced Degree (MS) is desired. CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) required, CISM (Certified Information Systems Manager), and/or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) a plus
    FINRA Registrations Required: 
  • 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.
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