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Country Controller I – France

Paris, , France

Job Description:

Job Title: Country Controller

LOB: CFO Group

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Location: Paris  

An opportunity has become available in the Paris office for a Country controller – BofA Securities Europe SA to join the wider CFO Group. The role is a key element of the Paris CFO function and the primary responsibility is to support the finance function for BofA Securities Europe SA to prepare, record and report financial results, and statutory accounts.

The Country Controller will work very closely with the team in charge of the production of the daily monitoring, month-end closings and annual accounts.

Due to its high profile nature, demonstrating success in this role will lead to opportunities to organise and drive a broad range of CFO strategic initiatives as they arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team in charge of month-end closing and the production of the annual accounts

  • Help support local legal entity reporting requirements to meet management and board reporting needs working with both Financial Planning and Analysis, and Legal Entity Controller teams

  • Assist in supporting efforts to ensure that consistent and controlled data is used across the CFO reporting, including internal, regulatory and external financial

  • Ensure an appropriate internal control environment is established and is operating effectively within areas of responsibility

  • Ensure appropriate escalation of issues arising and raise Self-identified Audit Issues (SIAIs) as required.

  • Work closely with the Controller in managing deliverables, both routine and ad hoc, and including those required by the regulators

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in accounting, finance or business

  • Significant finance/management accounting experience gained within a regulated financial services institution, preferably within a global investment bank (and ideally significant product control experience)

  • French qualified accountants will be preferred for this role

  • Fluency in French and English is essential

Skills:

  • Confident verbal and written communications skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to organise cross functional groups together in a structured manner to achieve management objectives

Competencies:

  • Effective Finance Change Manager

  • Able to demonstrate ability to prioritise effectively and multi task

  • Track record of delivery

  • Demonstrable accounting knowledge

  • Team player

  • Must be proactive and show initiative

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

35

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Title: Country Controller

LOB: CFO Group

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Location: Paris  

An opportunity has become available in the Paris office for a Country controller – BofA Securities Europe SA to join the wider CFO Group. The role is a key element of the Paris CFO function and the primary responsibility is to support the finance function for BofA Securities Europe SA to prepare, record and report financial results, and statutory accounts.

The Country Controller will work very closely with the team in charge of the production of the daily monitoring, month-end closings and annual accounts.

Due to its high profile nature, demonstrating success in this role will lead to opportunities to organise and drive a broad range of CFO strategic initiatives as they arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team in charge of month-end closing and the production of the annual accounts

  • Help support local legal entity reporting requirements to meet management and board reporting needs working with both Financial Planning and Analysis, and Legal Entity Controller teams

  • Assist in supporting efforts to ensure that consistent and controlled data is used across the CFO reporting, including internal, regulatory and external financial

  • Ensure an appropriate internal control environment is established and is operating effectively within areas of responsibility

  • Ensure appropriate escalation of issues arising and raise Self-identified Audit Issues (SIAIs) as required.

  • Work closely with the Controller in managing deliverables, both routine and ad hoc, and including those required by the regulators

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in accounting, finance or business

  • Significant finance/management accounting experience gained within a regulated financial services institution, preferably within a global investment bank (and ideally significant product control experience)

  • French qualified accountants will be preferred for this role

  • Fluency in French and English is essential

Skills:

  • Confident verbal and written communications skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to organise cross functional groups together in a structured manner to achieve management objectives

Competencies:

  • Effective Finance Change Manager

  • Able to demonstrate ability to prioritise effectively and multi task

  • Track record of delivery

  • Demonstrable accounting knowledge

  • Team player

  • Must be proactive and show initiative

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22028678

Band: H5

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Hannah Scullion

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
49-51 Rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008