Finance CC&C – Accounting controller Equity Comodity & SET Senior

  • 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

Team presentation and main goal:  

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.

As a Financial controller, you will be 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 the Market Risk teams (in charge of the controls on economic P&L), the Support departments (middle and back offices), the other Finance departments (Financial Permanent Control LoD2, Norms, Statutory and Social Accounting) and of course the Equity and Commodities business teams. 

Perimeter:   

Within this division, you will be part of the team in charge of monitoring Equity & Commodity activities. Your scope will be Natixis SA, London Market branch & SPV CIB, in a first step, and in a second step International branches CIB 

Main tasks and goals: 

Closing Controls LoD 1.1:  

  • Reconciliation between economic and accounting P&L. Identification and substantiation in detail of any gaps in methodology.  
  • Reconciliation between back office inventories and accounting exposures. Identification and substantiation of discrepancies in detail. Posting of accounting or inventories adjustments. 
  • Justification of the accounting standard differences (between French Gaap and IFRS Gaap) 
  • Control of internal P&L 
  • Justification of all the accounts of the perimeter under your responsibility  

Restoration of accounting keys (interim mission): 

  • Adjustment of accounting keys with balances in cents 

Qualifications

  • 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
  • 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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