Senior KYC Officer (SKYCO)

February 16, 2024

Senior KYC Officer (SKYCO)


  • Standard / Permanent
  • PT-11-Lisbon
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About the job

  • The Senior KYC Officer (SKYCO) is accountable for acting as the first level of control (1B) in reviewing, advising and validating on KYC due diligence assessment of prospective and existing clients
  • The SKYCO is also accountable for ensuring all relevant stakeholders sign-offs

Your Main Activities Are

  • Validate correct data entry into the KYC tools based on the due diligence conducted and controls documentation format and content to ensure adherence to due diligence guidelines
  • Refer to relevant team members or managers to highlight data inconsistency and suggest methods of resolution and identify root causes impacting the quality and the training needs
  • Ensure high standard of quality in the KYC files in adherence to the bank’s policies and procedures, act as a subject matter expert to support KYC Due Diligence Team and implement new policies, procedures and communications from Compliance and GCS
  • Ensure timely escalation and own proposed course of actions to line management to address identified risks and blocking points during such processes
  • Overview the full client KYC file analysis to ensure completeness and consistency before validation steps, substantiating the KYC review with a factual based-analysis
  • Ensure all processes executed during the final overview of the KYC files are delivered per predefined guidelines
  • Contribute to KPIs regarding quality (quality review including review of Compliance review results) and produce reports on the controls results performed and areas of improvement identified
  • Arrange, prepare and document Client Acceptance Committee (CAC) towards the final approval for the KYC file and coordinate CAC meeting
  • Liaise with Compliance, Relationship Managers and other senior stakeholders for KYC approval
  • Coordinate with KYC teams in other Corporate and Institutional Banking locations in order to streamline the multisite KYC approval process for client on-boarding and recertification

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Bachelor degree in Law, Economics, Finance or Accounting
  • Expertise in Know Your Client (KYC) procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to develop others and improve their skills
  • Attentiveness to detail and strong analytical ability


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.

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