Operational Risk Officer (ORO) – Tax Processes

July 9, 2024

Operational Risk Officer (ORO) – Tax Processes


  • Permanent
  • CA-Quebec-Montreal
  • RISK
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In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2024. 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

RISK ORM Functions and Global Banking team is acting as the 2nd Line of Defense for the Functions and Global Banking Business Line (‘GB-BL’) in the Americas. You will be in charge of supervising the tax processes entering within RISK ORM supervision perimeter (tax watch, tax advice, back-office chains treatment, audit and litigations and tax returns and payments). This role covers mainly tax processes transversal to the territory or to the Business Lines or Functions concerned CIB AMERICAS. It also includes the interactions with the different stakeholders, notably with the Tax Department, the other control Functions (Compliance, Finance, Legal), and the RISK ORM network.

In detail

This role will contain several axes:

  • As second line of defense on your direct supervision perimeter, and in line with the Operational Risk Specialist mission statement, you will ensure the robustness of the Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF) and its alignment with Group standards. You will particularly ensure, in liaison with and supporting the Territory’s entities/Business Lines’ Operational Risk Officers (OROs), the global coverage of tax processes by the ORMF system (cartography, deployment, follow-up, consolidation and reporting of the set-up and the risks…).
  • You will advise the entity’s management in operational risk assessment on tax processes entering in your supervision perimeter, specifically during decision or information instances (new activities approvals, derogations validation, contributions to Internal Control Committees or equivalent).
  • You will supervise and control the entity’s Tax Department, for the processes entering in RISK ORM supervision perimeter. As part of your supervisions, you will carry out the tasks of an ORO: through the review / the challenge of the risk and control assessment (Risk & Control Self-Assessment) performed by first level teams, the definition, and the execution of second level controls, the review of Historical Incidents (HI), the quantification of Potential Incidents (PI) and the follow-up of findings, recommendations, and action plans.
  • You will alert and report in adapted manner to the proper level of management (of RISK Function and the concerned entity).
  • You will provide a methodological support to the RISK ORM Business Lines and Functions’ teams pertaining to tax processes in your perimeter and you will interact regularly with these latter to share best practices. Depending on your supervision perimeter and on the organization of your entity, you could also coordinate these teams.
  • You will contribute to the global and consistent deployment of the second level controls throughout the Group on the tax processes perimeter.
  • Finally, you will contribute to the aggregation/consolidation of the different entities reporting (incidents, risk assessment, control results…) to provide a transversal view of operational risks on the tax processes for your perimeter.

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Audit, Risk or another financial Industry related field;
  • Minimum 7 years of experience working in CIB Functions and/or Businesses on specific products and processes or detailed understanding/experience in Operational Risk Management or Operational Permanent Controller;
  • Good knowledge of Finance and/or Tax specifics;
  • Capacity to anticipate business / strategic evolutions;
  • Ability to manage and analyze large amounts of data;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Experience effectively interacting and communicating with senior leaders;
  • Experience in developing, writing, and communicating policies and procedures;
  • Project Management skills a plus;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. Knowledge of the 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;

·         BNP Paribas is committed to accessibility and inclusion. If you need any accommodation during the recruitment process, you can contact accessibility@us.bnpparibas.com

·         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;

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 63 countries, with more than 180,000 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 1,400 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 2024

·         Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2024

·         Women in Governance  – Parity certified –  Platinum certification

·         Pride at Work Canada

·         Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)

·         Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec

·         Synclusiv

·         Ready, Willing and Able

·         Autisme sans Limites

·         LinkedIn Top Companies 2024

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