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Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer Full-time

de BNP Paribas em Lisboa (Publicado em 20-05-2020)

BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees ? including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, 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, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

Within BNP Paribas, the Compliance is a global function which gathers around 4000 employees working worldwide on five areas of expertise (Financial Security, KYC, Market Integrity, Clients' Interests Protection, and Professional Ethics). The Financial Security aims to prevent corruption, money-laundering and financing of terrorism and to comply with embargoes and international financial sanctions. To this end, BNP Paribas has set up a comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering process to deal with alerts coming from external triggers, the Transaction Monitoring System and the business (called Unusual Activity Reports). The alert management framework is organized into 3 levels to screen and process alerts: level 1 (within the business), level 2 (within Compliance: case investigation and drafting of the Suspicious Activity Report) and level 3 (Compliance final decision on the case before sending the case to local regulator).


The primary responsibility of the team will be to conduct (in accordance with policies and procedures) the due diligence investigations for AML UARs sent by the business, close false alerts and escalate to onshore AML teams suspicious cases for further investigation

  • Ensure a follow-up on the UARs that are pending for more data within the business.

  • Suggest process simplification and systems and methodologies enhancements.

  • Assist AML Compliance officers on how to treat a case (most difficult cases or when a new procedure/policy is issued).

  • Perform a 4 eyes control on the case declared closed by the junior compliance officers

  • Perform quality checks on the closed UARs.

  • Make a decision to definitely close the case or escalate suspicious cases for further review and investigation to Level. Maintain an appropriate audit trail and documentation to support the evidence and resolution of each case.

  • Prepare a quality feedback to the business on received UARs (monthly) to improve the relevance of the UARs.

  • Keep updated on developments on KYC/AML/CFT/Sanctions laws and regulations and exchange with onshore teams (Compliance, back offices/business, Global Financial Security team, etc)


  • Strong degree-level academic qualifications

  • A good understanding of regulation and financial markets

  • Ideally experience in banking industry in the area of Financial Sanctions and AML alert analysis process and related issues (either in Operations / Back Office or in Compliance)

  • Rigorous, well-organized with a structured and logical approach
  • English fluency (both oral and written communication)
  • French fluency (mandatory, both oral and written communication - Level B2)

  • Risk oriented profile with strong analytical and investigation skills, strong attention to details
  • Rigorous, well-organized with a structured and logical approach
  • Good communication skills (capacity to explain decisions in a concise and synthetic conclusion)

  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent team spirit and ability to work with remote teams across multiple locations

Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

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