Finance CC&C – Accounting Controller Financing Team Leader

  • Rua de Santos Pousada, Porto, Portugal
  • Full-time

Company Description

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries.

As Natixis Innovation Hub, Natixis in Portugal mission is to transform traditional banking by developing innovative solutions for the bank’s business, operations and work culture, being a key driver of the company’s culture of agility and innovation. Teams of IT and Banking Support Activities work in an integrated, inclusive and transversal way, supporting all the business lines and country platforms.

Job Description

As part of the Finance Direction, you will integrate the Financial Data Integrity department which is in charge of the labelling of financial data for CIB activities of Natixis (P&L, balance sheet and off-balance sheet). This department counts about 100 people with a target to be bilocated (40 in Porto and 60 in Paris). You will join a team of 20 people in Porto.

The Financial controller team is in charge of the certification of financial statements, i.e. data reconciliations, discrepancies analyses, appropriate corrections to validate the accounting results and exposures, as part of the monthly and quarterly closings, of the activities in one area of the CIB (Equity & Commodity, Financing or Fixed Income activities) of a major French banking institution with international dimension. 

You will be in contact with Support trade (middle and back offices), the other Finance departments (Financial Permanent Control LoD2, Norms, Statutory and Social Accounting) and of course the Financing business teams.


Within this division, you will be part of the team in charge of monitoring Financing activities.

Your scope will be France CIB and a second step International CIB.

Main tasks and goals:

As the Team Leader of Closing Control & Certification on Financing perimeter teams in Porto, you will be managing the team in charge of closing controls LoD1.1, on these perimeters :

You will oversee: 

  • The recruitment process to staff the team in liaison with your functional manager in Paris and the local Head of Finance. 
  • The training of the recruits. 
  • The daily organization of the team and you will ensure that the appropriate resources are allocated to the tasks, in coordination with the team in Paris. 
  • The monitoring of the first level controls during production periods. 

You will coordinate works to be done with your Paris colleagues. 

Especially on Financing scope, for the operational aspects, you will sustain and participate in the following works:  

- Closing Controls LoD 1.1:  

  • Reconciliation between back office inventories and accounting exposures. Identification and substantiation of discrepancies in detail. Posting of accounting or inventories adjustments.
  • Justification of the alert controls: non-standard balance, consistency of monthly balances, Inversal of debit and credit balance
  • Justification of the accounting standard differences (between French Gaap and IFRS Gaap)
  • P&L control per Financing business line: analysis of the margin, level and consistency of the commissions, individual and IFRS 9 provision, funding, …
  • Justification of the accounting standard differences (between French Gap and IFRS Gap)

-  Analysis & Reporting Task:

  • Summary of control works by Financing business line, including the consistency between P&L and outstanding.



  • Higher education in accounting with a first professional experience in banking or audit
  • Knowledge of accounting and ideally bank accounting
  • Knowledge of CIB Equity Market products and activities would be appreciated
  • Good knowledge of database management
  • Financial products (bonds and repos, Forex operations, IRS, CCYIRS, ,,,) 
  • Office tools (Excel) 
  • Data visualisation tools (PowerBI, Easymorph) 
  • CIB tools (Summit, Murex) 
  • Analytical skills & Critical thinking
  • Rigor
  • Team spirit

We will only consider English CV's.

Additional Information

Early morning. Campo 24 de Agosto. In 4 minutes, you are clocking in at the office. After grabbing a cup of coffee and fresh fruit, pick up your laptop and choose your spot for the day. It's going to be a busy one: French class before lunch and, just after, quick medical appointment at Natixis doctor's office. Lunch break. Outside in the big terrace (look at your crops at the Urban Garden; ready to harvest!) or, if you feel like stretching your legs, walk downtown to grab lunch. 

Back inside. Quick sprint review (working together anywhere means virtual happy birthday to that colleague in Paris that just turned 35). The afternoon went flying (tasks, reports, calls, some jokes with your teammates). End it on a high note: just one PlayStation game or the final match for that ping-pong tournament. 

Tomorrow, you complete that certified technical training and the day after, you will work from home, taking advantage to finally do that online course on Udemy. Once you are done with your tasks for the day, you can visit the office for a board games session or show up at the rehearsal of one of Natixis bands. If that is too steady for you, meet your colleagues to surf some waves or join them in a football match.

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