Financial Controller Trainee

Employment contract:



Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal





About the Team

Our mission is to cover all aspects related to accounting, performance management, tax and invoicing in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring – among several other aspects – that BNP Paribas’ ­financial statements are in compliance with the Portuguese legislation, and providing support for management decisions. Besides the local business of the branch, we provide a dedicated support to all the hosted services, namely in what concerns tax and tax invoicing.

Your Main Activities Are

  • Participating in the production of the quarterly invoicing to internal clients; ensuring the coordination and control of their booking and payment with all stakeholders around the world
  • Participating in the forecasting and budgeting process. This includes:
    • Animation of the process with all stakeholders
    • Work closely with internal clients and senior management to build their forecast/budget
    • Ensure proper calculation and allocation of expenses
    • Perform analysis and presentations
  • Reporting, analysis, control and monitoring of headcount and expenses on a monthly basis (actual vs forecast/budget)
  • Continuous improvement of the team’s processes, and contribution to projects impacting the Finance department as needed.

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Management or Economics
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • Strong knowledge in Computer Science (as user), namely Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong analytical ability, rigor and accuracy, dynamism, autonomy, organization and responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal working relationships and team spirit
  • Ability to adapt to a fast pace and multi-cultural environment


Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe’s banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

·         Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines;

·         Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;

·         Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.


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* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.