Senior Accountant

BNP Paribas
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
16 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Position Purpose

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day ownership of all general ledger entries relating to the revenue of BNP Paribas Securities Services ("BNPPSS") and its subsidiaries. Working closely across the local and regional Finance department they will also be responsible for the pre and post accounting close processes relating to the production of the trial balance(s) for use by various teams.

He/She contributes to the review, maintenance and optimization of reporting production.


Direct Responsibilities

  • In charge of Revenues (accruals booking, invoices booking, Forex) for specifies entities
  • In charge of various manual entries related to bonds, swaps and term deposits
  • Preparation of monthly reporting for unpaid invoices and unbilled revenues. Following up with the business to clear aged items
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly trial balance for delivery to Performance Steering, Regional Reporting and Control Teams
  • Preparation of commentary supporting movements within trial balances
  • Contribution to Transfer Pricing Agreements and Service Level Agreements and settlement management
  • Production of the provisions dashboard and associated controls responses
  • Completion of controls reporting / responses
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations for entities in scope
  • Dormant accounts review
  • Collation of various reports for submission
  • Monthly account justification for control purposes
  • Acts as cover for other team members during periods of annual leave
  • Ad-hoc queries

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the Permanent Control framework

Technical and Behavioural Competencies required

  • A proactive 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to clearly explain complex transactions reliably and professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and understand problems and issues, commit to actions and involve other stakeholders as required
  • Ability to prioritise work and complete tasks accurately within agreed / reasonable time frames
  • Active interaction with and development of the team, providing support, encouragement, motivation and acknowledgement of performance

Personal Attributes

  • High work standards and strong attention to detail
  • Motivation and prioritisation - this role requires self-motivation and strong prioritisation skills
  • Client focus, with the ability to organize daily work around cut-off times
  • Responsiveness / flexibility / initiative
  • Team focused to ensure the Team delivers
  • Ability to cross-train and to undertake different responsibilities within the team

Experience and Qualifications required


  • Strong technical knowledge, including IFRS
  • Good understanding of financial products, controls and risk assessment implications
  • Good understanding of business line profitability calculations - client profitability, trading P&L
  • Solid systems knowledge
  • Budgeting experience


  • Tertiary education with good results (distinction or higher).

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant or Certified Practising Accountant.

Primary Location: AU-NSW-Sydney
Job Type: Standard / Permanent
Education Level: Other Degrees / Certifications / Vocational, Technical or Professional Qualifications
Experience Level: Not Indicated
Reference: ITO001430

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