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A Day in the Life at BNY Mellon

"I joined BNY Mellon because it’s a long-established global company that offers attractive growth opportunities."

Faces of BNY Mellon: Patricia

We believe the greatest investment we make is in our people. Get to know the men and women who make BNY Mellon a world-class financial institution. Meet Patricia, Chief Financial Officer for BNY Mellon in Brazil.

My Role

I work in Brazil Finance where I’m the country CFO and part of BNY Mellon’s global Corporate Finance Group. Based in Rio de Janeiro, I oversee the company’s accounting, tax and treasury functions throughout the country. It’s a vast territory, so I have a lot of help from a great team that’s committed to BNY Mellon’s success in Brazil.

A Day in My Life

Every day is different – there really doesn’t seem to be a regular or routine day. But if I can point out one constant, it’s that I try to have a clear understanding of my priorities and goals for each day. Being responsible for an area with multiple functions, such as accounting, tax and treasury, while also being a member of the senior management team in Brazil, requires an organized plan. Given the vast flow of information I deal with on a daily basis, it’s imperative to combine consistency, control and highly-efficient processes to maintain the accuracy of our books and records.

“I have a lot of help from a great team that’s committed to BNY Mellon’s success in Brazil.”

Patricia, Chief Financial Officer for BNY Mellon in Brazil.
Patrica sitting behind a desk reading meeting notes

Three Things That Surprised Me After I Started Working at BNY Mellon

  • Collaboration within Corporate Finance Group – We work in a highly collaborative environment where we share new ideas and information to help each other and the company succeed.
  • Career opportunities and growth – BNY Mellon believes in continual career development and promoting from within. The opportunities here seem so boundless.
  • Support by senior management – Top-level decision makers regularly seek out the input of others. Everyone here is a valued member of the team.

Where I want to be in 5 years

I joined BNY Mellon because it’s a long-established global company that offers attractive growth opportunities. Over the next five years, I would like to broaden my experience and work toward a global opportunity in the Corporate Finance Group. My plan is to grow professionally while contributing to BNY Mellon’s future growth.

An interviewing/career tip for potential BNY Mellon recruits

Whatever the role, trust yourself, be accountable and be willing to assume new challenges.

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About Patricia

Title

Chief Financial Officer, Brazil

YEARS AT BNY MELLON

3+

Graduated From

Fundacao Getulio Vargas Universidade de São Paulo

Office Location

Rio de Janeiro

Favorite Thing about BNY Mellon

I’m proud to be part of a well-established and respected company with an extensive global presence.

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