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Project Manager - Financial & Regulatory Reporting
Ref No.: 17-00836
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Title : Project Manager - Financial & Regulatory Reporting 
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey 07310
Duration: 2 Months
Business Overview:
The Intermediate Holding Company ("IHC”) program structured at the U.S. level across poles of activities of BNP Paribas provides guidance, supports the analysis, impact assessment and drives adjustments of the U.S. platform's operating model due to the drastic changes introduced by the Enhanced Prudential Standards ("EPS”) for Foreign Banking Organizations ("FBOs”) finalized by Client in February 2014, implementing Section 165 of U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.
The Finance group at BNP Paribas North America (BNPP NA) is responsible for overseeing the accounting, financial and regulatory reporting for the firm.  Currently BNP Paribas Finance North-America is engaged in the implementation of the Fed's Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banking Organizations. The group is specifically involved in the establishment of an intermediate holding company to oversee the US operations of the investment bank, retail bank, and asset management businesses.
The Project/Program Manager will support the IHC Financial and Regulatory Reporting Program (IHC FinReg) and has broad-based responsibilities:
  • Assist Workstream Sponsor(s) and Lead(s) in the planning and execution of the program and associated projects
  • Provide program/project management and general support on various efforts:
    • Define and enforce program governance.
    • Develop and maintain program/project plans, ensure on-time quality delivery of projects and activities assigned. 
    • Facilitate coordination with cross-functional teams.
    • Monitor and report status to all stakeholders on a regular basis, consolidate and publish status reports.
    • Risks, issues and change management, escalate effectively.
    • Support ad hoc projects and topics, drive closure to decisions and outstanding issues.
    • Participate in project planning and cost estimates, prepare and present budgets and forecast as required
    • Schedule meetings, record and publish minutes.
  • Understand and drive resolution of complex issues.
  • Work closely with Workstream leads and stakeholders to prepare presentations for C level management and other executive meetings.
8+ years of work experience in the field of accounting and / or in the financial services industry.
  • University Degree in Finance related subject preferred.
  • Experience with Foreign Banking Organization.
  • Regulatory and Financial Reporting experience required.
  • Experience with Banking and/or Capital Markets products.
  • Ability to understand complex financial products and system architectures, including accounting business processes including financial and management reporting (IFRS and US GAAP), month-end closing process, regulatory reporting, entity consolidations and multi-currency accounting.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely to audiences of varying technical or accounting levels.
  • Ability to work effectively in geographically dispersed cross-functional teams.
  • Strong Microsoft software Office skills (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Program and project management skills.