Finance and Tax (F&T) Transformation and continuous improvement – Project Manager

October 29, 2023

Finance and Tax (F&T) Transformation and continuous improvement – Project Manager


  • Standard / Permanent
  • CA-QC-Montréal
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In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2023. We are a dynamic and growing organization having its main establishment located in downtown Montreal and part of a leading international banking institution fully committed to building a more sustainable future. Note that the position may be in the Canadian Branch of BNP Paribas or in one of its subsidiaries based in Montreal.

The position at a glance

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 Target Operation Model (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.

In detail

The Finance and Tax (F&T) Transformation and Continuous Project Manager will manage a portfolio of Finance and Tax process/tool optimization projects and other internal projects under the supervision of the local team leader:

  • Management of Transformation / Continuous Improvement / Digital projects, where Finance processes are being optimized & streamlined.
  • Animate Internal Finance projects, where various Finance teams need to be coordinated to reach an internal goal (organization topics, internal requests from the Group, internal requests from the CFO executive committee).
  • Contribution of the Finance and Tax Digital Community. This program gathers a community of Finance contacts in charge of sharing their knowledge and best practices on Digital topics. Champions also participate to projects to streamline Finance processes and reduce operational risks.

    The Finance Transformation project manager benefits of coaching and support from the team leader, to deliver its portfolio, and manage relationship with project sponsors and stakeholders.

    The Finance Transformation project manager will coordinate with Fresh/IT and internal stakeholders across F&T to ensure on-time quality delivery of the project portfolio.

    (S)he will:

  •  Establish and conduct meetings to communicate objectives, expectations, project roles, status updates, track open issues, and work with all groups and clients to resolve issues as required.
  •  Scope projects and develop Implementation Project Plans
  •  Identify risks and develops risk mitigation plans. 
  •  Develop measurable project goals and objectives and monitor progress toward achievement.
  •  Drive implementation consistency and quality through execution of project management best practices. 
  •  Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path items while ensuring project quality
  •  Develop detailed project plans including documentation, testing and executing protocol, tasks, budgets, timelines, and status metrics.

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed

  •  Graduate in Finance and/or project management or related degree
  •  Minimum 3 years of related experience, preferably within Financial Services Industries in international environments
  •  Good knowledge of Project Management processes and workflow (PMP and/or Scrum Master certification is a plus)
  •  Strong Knowledge and significant experience with digital tools: data analytics and visualization tool (powerBI, Tableau, Alteryx,..)
  •  Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  •  Digital and Continuous Improvement Mindset / Experience
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or seniority levels.
  •  Consulting skills
  •  Ability to effectively work with geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.
  •  Knowledge of English is required

What’s in it for you

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer flexible benefits including a family and spouse insurance program, a defined contribution pension plan and paid days for volunteering. Hybrid work arrangements, such as remote working up to 50% and flexible working hours are available for most positions. BNP Paribas provides excellent training and personal development programs, as well as opportunities for career development within the company and internationally.

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What you need to know

  • We will review candidates as they apply, so don’t wait to submit your application; 
  • If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. BNP Paribas will work with you to ensure that you are able to participate fully in the process;
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the Greater Montreal area and, if applicable, hold a valid work or study permit. Physical presence in BNP Paribas’ office(s) is an essential function of this position; 
  • Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. These will be clearly mentioned in the qualifications of the position;

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at the heart of our commitments

At BNP Paribas all employees are on an equal footing allowing us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talents, skills and competences.

BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Right Act).

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About us

BNP Paribas is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. Present in 65 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, the bank holds key positions in several areas of banking and financial services.

BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising its clients according to the highest ethical standards, while striving to respond to essential concerns in terms of the environment, regional development and social inclusion.

Since 1961, BNP Paribas has supported large Canadian companies and institutions in their business development by offering a full range of specialized financial services and investment products.

With over 1,200 employees, BNP Paribas in Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

Our certifications and partnerships

  • Montreal Top Employer 2023
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employer 2023
  • Women in Governance  – Parity certified –  Gold certification
  • CCDI Consulting Inc. (Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Pride at Work Canada
  • Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  • ROSEPH – Grouping of specialized organizations for the employment of persons with disabilities
  • IndigenousWorks
  • Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec

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