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Compliance & Operational Risk Specialist

Paris, , France

Job Description:

Job Title: Operational Risk and Compliance Specialist

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:

You will join a growing, developing and international team with a very good working spirit. You will get to build relationships with other Paris-based lines of business as well as working with multiple other teams across the world.

You will get exposure to the Senior Business Executive Team and C&OR Management and play a key role in the overall success of the team. There will be continued learning and development to ensure you reach your potential throughout your time with Bank of America.

Role Description:

You will contribute to the independent compliance and operational risk oversight of Front Line Unit (“FLU”) and Control Function (“CF”) performance and any related third party/vendor relationships in alignment with the Global Compliance Enterprise Policy, the Operational Risk Enterprise Policy (collectively “the Policies”) and the Compliance and Operational Risk Management (“CORM”) Program and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)). As a member of a FLU or CF compliance and operational risk officer team, this role applies business acumen to promote a culture of risk management and the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance and operational risks.


  • Update relevant policies to ensure they reflect regulatory requirements for FLU/CF.

  • Conduct compliance and operational risk assessments.

  • Support your team's work to review and challenge the FLU/CFs’ Risk & Control Self-Assessments (RCSA)

  • Contribute to monitoring and testing coverage plans and related metrics.

  • Conduct monitoring and testing activities to check the effectiveness of the front line unit and control function compliance and operational risk controls.

  • Identify, aggregate, report and escalate compliance and operational risks, issues and control enhancements for FLU/CF.

  • Identify, collect, validate and record internal loss events and “near misses.”

  • Identify, review and document relevant external loss events.

  • Assist with preparations for regulatory exams and audits for FLU/CF.

What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience in a Legal, Risk, Compliance or Regulatory vocation.

  • Excellent influencing capability across all levels of management and with regulators.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills.

  • Good team attitude, willing to interact and discuss issues in a team environment.

Skills that will help:

  • Experience of working in a global investment banking environment

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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Street Address

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