Finance Coordinator Trade Organization

April 2, 2024

Finance Coordinator Trade Organization


  • Standard / Permanent
  • ES-MD-Madrid
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BNP Paribas is an international bank with leading positions in the European market. It is present in 74 countries and employs more than 192,000 people, 146,000 of whom are in Europe. The Group holds key positions in its three main areas of activity: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking and financial services network is part of Retail Banking & Services), as well as Corporate & Institutional Banking, which offers services to corporate and institutional clients. The Group supports its customers (individuals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large companies and institutions) to help them carrying out their projects by providing financing, investment, savings and insurance services.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is number one in retail financing in Europe.

BNP Paribas is developing its integrated retail banking model in the Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe and has an important network on the US West Coast. In both its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas has leading positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and a solid and growing network in the Asia-Pacific region.

GTO (Global Trade Operations) is an entity within CIB ITO Global Banking Operations that serves Trade Finance operations on behalf of the Group.

Its scope of intervention is global, on all sites that propose to operate Trade Finance transactions, i.e., in Domestic Core Businesses (BCEF, Fortis, BGL, BNL) as in the CIB regions and Europe Mediterranée.

Within GTO, the Organisation team (Global Traditional Trade Organisation) carries out projects around process optimisation and create an operational structure for traditional trade products (Letters of Credit, International Guarantees).

As Finance Controller Senior within Global Traditional Trade Organisation (GTTO), your job will be to monitor the budget at GTO level, to follow up the invoicing process with the Platforms in Madrid and India and to follow up the budget of all projects managed by GTTO team.


  • Monitoring the budget in your scope, to follow up its monthly evolution and to report formally to the management in GTTO and GTO.
  • Collecting, analysing and synthesizing budget data from different GTO departments.
  • Producing budget summary documents, formalize and edit a complete package that will serve as a guide throughout the year.
  • Monitoring monthly costs and Budget vs Forecast vs Actuals reconciliation using Controllership methods and establish monthly provisioning plan in interaction with Controllership teams in Spain and India and Procurement teams in Paris.
  • Calculating the GTO allocation keys (ensure they are up to date and well documented) and the allocation of costs allocated to the business lines.
  • Interaction with many teams: ITO Global Banking teams in central and regions, the Trade Finance Competency Centre teams, the Finance teams in central and those of the services centre of Madrid and Mumbai for cost monitoring & budget exercise, the teams of the central Project Office in charge of the budget monitoring/reporting tool, the procurement teams for the provisions processes, the heads of Operations in the platforms.
  • Participate in the development of summary financial documents and present them in the ad hoc committees.
  • Participate in the animation of the ITO Trade Finance budget community (for the budget year, to disseminate best practices towards the TFOL project teams, etc.).
  • Ensure a close relationship with the many contributors explained above.


  • Finance/budget experience is required
  • Consulting experience would be a plus
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge on UCP 600,  ISBP 745,  URR 725 and URC 522
  • Knowledge of ICC Opinions
  • Knowledge on various regulations connected with Trade Finance Operations
  • Knowledge of general accounting rules, mastering specific accounting rules for documentary operations
  • Familiarity with computer applications, MS-Office, Business Objects etc..
  • Familiarity with Banking Back Office Operations, Processes and Systems

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

BNP Paribas Group in Spain 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.

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