Internal Auditor

March 3, 2024

Internal Auditor


  • 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

As an internal auditor contributes to Inspection Generale North America Hub (IGNA) global objectives. IGNA is part of BNP Paribas global Internal Audit group (Inspection Générale or IG) which is staffed with highly qualified individuals who perform high quality risk-based reviews to provide reasonable assurance to Audit Committee and Senior Management on the adequacy of the Governance, Risk Management and Control framework and recommend- corresponding improvements

In detail

  •  Evaluate business/function organization, through a systematic and methodical approach, their governance, risk management and internal controls adequacy and effectiveness as they relate to the FinOps Audit Team scope, i.e. Global Banking, Asset Management, Securities Services, Finance, Legal, Human Ressources, Communication and other operations.
  • Follow Internal Auditor Association professional standards and US and Canada Regulatory requirements
  • Assist the Head of Assignment to plan each audit prior to the commencement of fieldwork (includes meeting with Head of the Business/Function and other key staff, discussing changes/events that have material impact on the activity, acquiring knowledge of the activity, revising/enhancing the audit work program, and defining the scope on a risked based approach)
  • Perform fieldwork (reviews of key processes, related risk, expected controls, actual control, identify gaps and conclude). Prepare supporting work papers with particular focus on documentation and analysis to support conclusion and if applicable findings and recommendations.
  • Prepare findings and relevant recommendations and present them to auditees, Senior Management and Management of the area audited for validation and acceptance. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of key deliverable of the assignment such as the work program memo, the planning and evaluation and wrap-up meeting presentations and the audit report.
  • Validate the closure of IG recommendation to ensure that the appropriate corrective actions were taken by reviewing and validating supporting evidence
  • Participate in the validation of regulatory recommendation with thorough analysis and documentation to demonstrate to the regulators that Management corrective actions plan addresses the weaknesses identified in terms of design, operating effectiveness, and sustainability.
  • Prepare Risk Assessment for Audit Unis after each assignment or at least annually by applying Inspection general North America guidance.
  • Conduct Continuous Risk Monitoring meeting with Bank senior Management on a quarterly basis and prepare a synthesis to outline main changes in the organization or the business, changes in the risk profile and impact on Risk Assessment or audit plan.
  • Investigate significant incidents.
  • Participate to specific project to enhance Inspection Generale methodology, practices, tools, etc.

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed

  •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with a minimum of 4 years working in financial institutions paired with 5 years of experience as an external or internal auditor.
  • MBA or CPA a plus
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or CFA would be an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of written and verbal English and French


  • Strong background in audit standards, practices, and techniques
  • Strong abilities to analyze and synthesize for each audit key deliverables
  • Good knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS and US GAAP), more specifically on the assessment of provisions
  • Good knowledge of banking products in Global Banking, Securities Services and Asset Management.Excellent 
  • Excellent knowledge of key US and Canada regulations impacting area in scope. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), interpersonal skills, strong facilitation, and interviewing skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to maintain effective relations between auditors and auditees, and interact effectively with different stakeholders.
  • Strong risk and control awareness, and knowledge of risk assessment methodology
  • Strong expertise utilizing advanced functions in Spreadsheet (i.e., Excel), and data analytics.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong ability to work in a team: liaise with other bank departments and adapt to new situation and approaches.
  • Ability to maintain his or her skills and expertise through continuing training on the important changes in the profession and the banking industry.
  • Excellent ethical behavior.

 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’s Top Employers 2023
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2023
  • Women in Governance  – Parity certified –  Gold certification
  • Pride at Work Canada
  •  Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  •  IndigenousWorks
  • Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec
  • Synclusiv
  • Ready, Willing and Able 
  • Autisme sans Limites 

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