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Governance Officer Full-time

de BNP Paribas Lisboa em Lisboa (Publicado em 09-04-2021)

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 71 countries, with 200 000 Employees ? including more than 150 000 in Europe and 6 000 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, the Group has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its businesses, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients - individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large corporates, institutional investors and community organisations - with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services for retail banking and specialised financial services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking for corporate and institutional clients.

The Compliance Function is a second level control function at the BNP Paribas Group. It is integrated hierarchically and includes all compliance teams of the BNP Paribas Group. The Compliance function gives a reasonable assurance to senior management that all compliance risks (regulatory sanctions or loss to reputation a bank may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with applicable laws) are adequately monitored, controlled and mitigated. It also ensures that the Group respects not only external laws and regulations, but also internal ones, given that these are continuously evolving.


The Governance Officer intervenes in transversal organisational and governance projects:

  • within the Function, to steer the definition of cross-Compliance frameworks (e.g. Compliance due diligence on investment and divestment projects)

  • in partnership with the Business and other Group functions, to incorporate Compliance more effectively in existing processes (e.g. Compliance in the Credit Process with RISK and the Businesses

It is also responsible for the design and maintenance of certain frameworks that support the Group?s oversight over compliance matters, such as:

  • the Head of Territory set-up (applying to the Business Head of countries within the Group)

  • the validation framework (TAC/NAC, i.e. validation process of new products/services or exceptional transactions) in collaboration with RISK

  • the Decision Process of the Compliance function in response to any Business?s requests;

  • the Compliance procedures management framework

  • the Perimeter framework which defines why on how regulatory provisions should apply within the Group

  • preparation of support materials to facilitate the practical implementation of Governance Office frameworks into day-to-day activities e.g. templates, implementation tracking

  • preparation of support materials for committee meetings e.g. presentation slides, status reports, milestone and activity reporting;

  • preparation of regular (quarterly/monthly/weekly) reporting for ?business as usual? activities e.g. progress reports, team meetings, activity reporting, dashboard production

This person supports the Head of the Governance Office and other senior members of the Governance Office in:

  • ?change and transformation? activities: act as junior project manager from conceptualisation to implementation of a new framework/process/tool? This could also apply when improving existing framework/process/tool (continuous improvement)

  • ?business as usual? activities: these relate principally to the management of Compliance procedures, the Compliance decision process and the Head of Territory set-up to carry out monitoring/reporting activities or controls campaigns, but may also involve other ad hoc requirements e.g. ad hoc analysis, preparation of reports and agendas for permanent control or regulatory reviews or inspections, workshops preparation


  • Domain of expertise: project management

  • Fluency in spoken and written English (mandatory)

  • Fluency in French being a plus

  • General knowledge (or ability to learn quickly) about the Finance industry, the regulatory framework and the Bank (its organisation, products, clients?)

  • General knowledge (or ability to learn quickly) about Compliance issues and challenges

  • Ability to prepare clear and accurate support documentation adapted to the needs of different audiences (eg senior management, Compliance officers)

  • Ability to tackle topics either from a ?high level? perspective and/or in a very detailed manner

  • Ability to learn quickly, to grasp / ?extract? the essence of a topic/issue, give it structure

  • Advanced proficiency in Powerpoint (ability to produce and use templates, to produce impactful presentations with appropriate graphics, visual elements)

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, graphs/charts, developer functions, macros, data import/export, etc)

  • Advanced proficiency in Word (complex documents, production of templates, insertion of tables and graphics, management of tables of contents, headers/footers/footnotes, tracking changes, version control, etc)

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

In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

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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