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#UnexpectedJobs: Daniel, Guardian of the Financial Galaxy, tells us what goes on behind the scenes of his job

At BNP Paribas, we believe that behind every job, there's a unique, captivating, and unexpected story. Discover our #UnexpectedJobs and all they reveal about how we define our tasks and carry them out every day.

Meet Daniel Shamir, Head of Securities Services Tax and Regulatory, BNP Paribas Securities Services, France

What’s the biggest challenge you face in your job on a daily basis?

Daniel: Sometimes it feels like trying to interpret hieroglyphs. I spend my time trying to translate complex tax policies into something that can be understood even by a 10-year-old. You remember the telephone game where you say something to your neighbor and that message gets passed down the line through ten people? There’s always a great feeling when you get to the end of the chain and the message is still relevant. That means I was clear and precise in what I was communicating.

 What are the 3 superpowers needed in your job?

Daniel: First : Good analytical skills: understanding how different things work together in order to apply a certain text or regulation to your current situation. Second : Ability to synthesize complex information and distill it into easy-to-understand information. Third : Rigor & persistence, having the motivation to keep digging even when you hit a wall

What do you wish people knew about your job and the Bank?

Daniel: My work in the Compliance teams involves ensuring that we’re responsible within the communities we serve, and ultimately we could say that it helps to guarantee the safety & security of our financial system. 

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