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Compliance and Operational Risk Specialist (Registrations and Licensing)

Paris, , France

Job Description:

Job Title: Compliance and Operational Risk Specialist (Registrations and Licensing)

Corporate Title: Up to Vice President

Location: Paris

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Based in the 8th arrondissement and within the Parisian Golden Triangle, our beautiful Art-Deco era office benefits from luxury modern workspaces, an abundance of natural light and is easily accessible by public transport.

The Team:

This is an established team consisting of 9 associates in total, including the day to day manager. You will get exposure, over time, to a wide range of colleagues, of varying levels of seniority, in Global Markets and Global Banking and will be the primary point of contact in France for the R&L team. Ongoing training and development opportunities exists across the whole team

Role Description:

We are looking for a dedicated professional to join the Compliance and Operational Risk team in Paris, as part of the Registrations and Licensing department (R&L)

This role will principally be responsible for driving the requirements relating to the proper certification and licensing of individuals based in France. This includes notably the knowledge and competencies requirements, and Senior Manager application and Key Function Holder requirements.


  • You will contribute to the independent oversight of Front Line Unit (FLU) and Control Function (CF) performance in alignment with the Compliance Risk Management Program.
  • You will represent the team as it pertains to Paris registrations, facing off to senior leadership in Paris as well as developing relationships across all lines of business.
  • You will promote a culture of compliance and the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance risks.  This will involve activities such as Monitoring and Risk Assessments.
  • You will define appropriate local standards and procedures for Fitness & Probity, manage escalations, maintain the internal register and required documentation, manage QA/QC processes and provide guidance and training on the French Regime, as required. 
  • In addition, you will contribute to the operation of other certification regimes in Europe, UK and Ireland, providing cover as required – as back up only.
  • You will drive the French regime registrations in the provision of High Risk processes of New Hire Registrations, Terminations and Maintenance.
  • Interpretation, understanding and implementation of processes as it pertains to the French Registration and Licensing regulatory requirements.
  • You will promote a culture of compliance and the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance and operational risks.

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent French and English required
  • Demonstrable experience in a relevant industry expertise.
  • Excellent analytical skills - analyse documents for accuracy and risk; mitigate and/or call out where appropriate
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential material
  • Ability to multitask; completing a high volume of transactions within specific deadlines
  • Independent - can accurately perform functions with little direction
  • Keen problem solver who can handle multiple projects
  • Greatwritten and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate and work with all levels within the organization and with external regulators (e.g. senior manager applications)

** Please submit your resume in English.

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Competitive retirement plan in addition to State plans
  • Mandatory Medical Plan provided by the bank as a top-up to Social Security health benefits for you and your family.
  • Employees and family members can receive free health advice 24/7 through a range of English and French speaking medical providers
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Time Savings Account (‘CET’) to save some of your leave days, cash them out or use them later
  • Reimbursement of 50% of your commuter pass
  • Nursery scheme for children under age 3
  • Works council benefits
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering with local charities
  • Opportunity to receive free entry to arts exhibitions sponsored by Bank of America in Paris

Bank of America:

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 sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or 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.

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