Operational Risk Testing Officer

October 9, 2021
Employment contract
Standard / Permanent
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At BNP Paribas Canada, it is our employees which make the difference… Our 75 nationalities are part of our diversity!

Do you like challenges, a structured framework, the prospect of optimizing and innovating? You are known for your originality and want a certain freedom to think while sharing your knowledge and ideas?

… Come help us contribute to the growth of our Canadian platform!

You will benefit amongst other things from:

  • Access to social volunteer and recreational programs, via our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

  • Opportunities for career development through active internal mobility and our innovative training program: Canada Academy

  • A brand new workspace, flexible, comfortable and easily adaptable to your needs: remote work opportunities, standing desks, innovation lab., open meeting rooms and spaces

About the Department

Within the second-line of defense RISK Department, RISK ORM (Operational Risk Management) Canada provides services for the Americas, contributing, in close proximity with Business Lines and Functions, to the continuous improvement of the Group’s operational performance and resilience. More specifically, the mission of RISK ORM is to oversee the effective and efficient functioning of the permanent control framework and the independent risk management of operational and ICT risks.


Responsible for assisting with the development, management and execution of the Second Line Operational Risk testing and validation including formal testing, monitoring, quality assurance and reviews of 1st line review activities to assess the effectiveness of the control environment and program adherence.


Job Functions:

  • Execute testing strategies and methodologies to assess the effectiveness of the bank’s practices used to validate the control environment.

  • Analyze business and /or system changes to determine impact and identifies and assesses operational risk issues and assigns risk rating consistent with established policy standards.

  • Review complex monitoring activities associated with the Level 1 Control function. Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with operational risk requirements, and/or industry best practices; and activities meet timeframe standards/requirements.

  • Meet regularly with 1st Line of Defense testing teams to assess review activities, known gaps, remediation status, influence decisions and action when appropriate.

  • Performs Quality Assurance for work performed by peers, and may lead a team of independent testers.

  • Manages own work assignments to complete self-assessments and other reviews/projects as assigned.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic work environment, manages multiple tasks concurrently, possess strong verbal and
    written communication skills and build strong working relationships

  • Writes reports for senior and executive management that summarizes the scope of work performed, findings, and residual risk levels.

Other Job Functions:

  • Acts as a subject matter expert for the “Operational Risk Programs” within the team’s scope of responsibility of testing.

  • Strong knowledge of risk management policies/procedures as it relates to specific risk area.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Key Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word and Power Point)
  • Knowledge of risk management policies/procedures as it relates to specific risk area.
  • Analytical, forward, and critical thinker.
  • Ability to prioritize, create order, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong oral and written skills for composing and editing reports and presentation
  • Language: French/English

** Only selected applications that meet the requirements of the role will be contacted **

About BNP Paribas

With more than 200,000 employees in 72 countries, the Group serves nearly 32 million individual customers and 850,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs and large companies. BNP Paribas is a leading bank in the euro zone and a leading international banking player.

Did you know? In 2019, BNP Paribas named World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility 2019

About BNP Paribas in Canada

With more than 900 employees, BNP Paribas 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.

A recruitment policy that promotes equality and diversity:

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer. BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act).

Part of BNP Paribas dedication to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected on how we believe and live diversity and inclusion all together. As such, one of BNP Paribas’ initiatives is hosting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are focused on equality of gender, sexual orientation and learning from other cultures. 

We can assist with access to job offers for people with disabilities who may be unable to use our career site – please contact us by email canada_recrutement@ca.bnpparibas.com  or by phone on 514-285-6000

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