Finance Permanent Control

March 15, 2023
Employment contract
Fixed Term
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About BNP Paribas: 
At BNP Paribas, we center our values on what drives the company forward. Our driving forces are Agility, Client Satisfaction, Compliance Culture and Openness.
-Agility: we want to behave more simply to embrace useful innovation and digital transformation.
-Client Satisfaction: we believe that our success lies in being the customers’ and clients’ preferred choice. We seek to listen carefully to them and work closely with them.
-Compliance Culture: We believe in promoting clear rules to foster a strong culture of compliance and ethics.
-Openness: We promote open-minded attitudes towards our stakeholders. We aim for everyone in Group to feel included, to have their say and be empowered. 

Our strengths are based off four key areas of Stability, Expertise, Responsibility and Good Place to Work.
Stability: we build upon our solid, long-term oriented management, our diversified and integrated business model and our international footprint.
Expertise: We build upon our recognized and expanding knowledge of our teams.
Responsibility: We build upon our culture of responsibility and integrity to ever better serve the interest of our customers.
Good Place to Work: We foster a stimulating workplace where people are treated fairly and with respect. 

The principal activity of Greenval Insurance is the provision of fleet motor insurance to Arval Lease Services and their clients in a number of primarily European Union territories to complement Arval’s leasing and fleet management activities.  Founded in 2007 and wholly owned by Arval Service Lease S.A in France, Greenval now provides (re)insurance in 20 countries and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The successful candidate will report to the CFO, with a dotted line to the CRO. 

Key Responsibilities:
•Oversee the implementation of the permanent operational control system in particular verifying the correct application of the ACP (Accounting Control Plan)
•Formalise annual controls review calendar in order to apply a risk-based approach.
•Check and challenge of the internal control set up
•Identify the risk areas insufficiently covered by procedures and controls and helps define new controls to improve the system.
•Follow up of action plans on internal and external audit recommendations 
•Monitor the key internal control indicators for Finance and report to the relevant Committees
•Perform independent testing of Accounting and Management controls
•Record results on group systems
•Contribute to the development of the FPC community across associated companies within the broader group
•Implement the Procurement controls and report to the relevant Committees on results
•Manage supplier selection/Tender process and relationships
•Ensure data recorded in procurement systems is accurate & current
•Manage the screening and KYS requirements of suppliers in accordance with group policies
•Participate in the centralisation project to ensure compliance with group guidelines for KYS and Outsourcing while ensuring local Central Bank of Ireland regulatory requirements are similarly respected
•Ensure operational incident declaration system is effectively operating and complies with Group regulations
•Participate in the internal control program testing (Second Line of Defence controls / investigations) to meet all internal company and BNP Paribas Group requirements along with regulatory requirements. On selected processes, perform audits and independent testing.
•Act as secretary for “Finance Internal Control” and “Financial & Operational Risk Control” Committees
•Support the central teams on implementing a new Finance Control tool (Beacon) and enhancing the local tool (Blackline) and developing interfaces between both
•All other duties, including ad hoc projects and/or travel, as assigned

Qualifications & Experience required for this role:
•A recognised Accountancy qualification 
•Working experience in Internal controls and/or Procurement
•Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
•Preferably experienced in the insurance industry either directly or via audit
•Fluency in English is essential and knowledge of French is an advantage

Why Work with Us?
We are the bank for a changing world and aim to build positive change together with our employees. 
We are a team of passionate people who genuinely care about what we do and the impact our work delivers to our clients. We operate in a highly collaborative, open-minded environment that embraces innovation and creativity. 
Our remuneration and benefits packages are generous, with competitive salaries, a discretionary bonus scheme, company pension contribution, comprehensive private healthcare packages and numerous other benefits.
We have a genuine commitment to work-life balance throughout the whole organisation. We are also committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively promote equal opportunities. 
Development and mobility is actively encouraged. We are a learning company – there is real opportunity to grow, develop and expand your skills, experience and career path. 
We are a global company operating in over 70 countries with over 200,000 employees from over 150 nationalities. In Ireland we have approximately 500 employees across Dublin and Galway working in Greenval, Corporate Institutional Banking (CIB) and BNP Paribas Security Services (BP2S).

Equality and Diversity 
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.