About BNP Paribas:
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees. The Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking, investment and financial services solutions through two core businesses: Corporate & Institutional Banking and Retail Banking and Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services).
In the United States, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. The bank employs nearly 14,000 people and has had a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking services corporate clients and institutional investors offering tailored solutions in financing, cash management, and advisory services to companies via Corporate Banking, in capital markets via Global Markets, and in securities custody and administration via Securities Services.
BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors.
Bank of the West, our retail banking and services affiliate, serves more than 2 million individuals and small- and medium-sized businesses through a network of around 500 branches and business centers across the U.S.
We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.
BNP Paribas The Bank for a Changing World.
The Finance Americas COO department leads the Finance function transformation initiatives aligned with strategy and answering regulators and business needs. The team leads and guarantees the effective deployment of the Finance TOM, by monitoring and driving major and complex projects through close collaboration with various departments within the BNP Paribas group, mainly the Business, PMO and Technology organizations in New York, New Jersey, California, Montreal, Mumbai, London and Paris.
The team works simultaneously on a wide range of projects arising from business and regulatory changes and strategic initiatives. The team is also responsible for the monitoring and management of the transformation portfolio and stakeholder management.
Candidate Success Factors:
Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:
Results and Impact
Leadership and Collaboration
Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
Compliance Culture and Conduct
Business Analyst has broad-based responsibilities for the design, documentation, communication and implementation of Finance Systems and Process changes initiatives at both a Legal Entity and IHC level. The hire will work as either a Project Manager or as a team member of Finance projects. This includes:
Conduct/facilitate working group meetings; prepare agendas, document-meeting outcomes and communicate to stakeholders.
Elicit, analyse, and document business user requirements and processes.
Documentation of existing and proposed data and process workflows, including the identification of gaps, weaknesses and areas of efficiencies and improvements
Develop appropriate training plans and initiatives for newly implemented systems and processes
Support ongoing enhancement efforts of the overall control environment, including upstream processes and controls.
Remediate issues and escalate effectively.
Ensure on-time quality delivery of projects and activities assigned.
Coordinate with other groups within the organization (business groups, IT and PMO organizations) in New York, New Jersey, California, Montreal, Mumbai, London and Paris.
Minimum Required Qualifications
7-10 years of work experience in the field of accounting, audit and / or Information management and implementation in the financial services industry.
Ability to manage Junior Business analyst
Strong self-direction and initiative; willingness to take complete ownership over projects and tasks.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including business process and data analytics.
Accounting and basic general ledger structure knowledge required.
Experience must include business analysis, data sourcing, business/ functional specification, and application testing.
Ability to understand financial products and system architectures, including accounting business processes including financial and management reporting (e.g. IFRS and US GAAP), month-end closing process, regulatory reporting, entity consolidations and multi-currency accounting.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or accounting levels.
Ability to work effectively in geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
Knowledge of project management skills, JIRA, SharePoint.
CPA or CA
Fluency in one of more of these languages strongly preferred: Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese.
Knowledge of emerging solutions and analytic tools preferred, e.g. robotics automation, Alteryx etc.
University Degree in Finance or Accounting related subject preferred.
Regulatory Reporting knowledge preferred.
FINRA Registrations Required:
CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):
SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:
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-NJ-Jersey City
Job Type: Standard / Permanent
Education Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level: At least 7 years
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