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Bank of the West Controls & Governance Officer-Processing/Excel Background in San Ramon, California

Controls & Governance Officer-Processing/Excel Background


At Bank

of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re

investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity

and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and

promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S.,

Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s

lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader

supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but

as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the

ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and

equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for ensuring that the assigned

business unit policies, procedures and practices align with BotW 2nd line of

defense Op Risks and Compliance requirements and providing challenge for

continuous enhancements of the BU 1st line of defense set-up. Acts as a

resource for Level 2 Control questions and issues arising from operations

procedures, monitoring of operational risk functions.

Essential Job Functions

  • Executes QA reviews to validateeffectiveness and efficiency of Business Line internal controls. Includesindependent testing, documentation, objective evaluation, verbaldiscussion and reporting.

  • Under general supervisionexecute monitoring activities associated with an independent controlfunction. Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and inaccordance with dynamic regulatory, operational risk requirements, and/orindustry best practices; and activities meet timeframe standards.

  • Manages own work assignmentsunder general supervision to complete QA reviews/projects as assigned.

  • Recommends improvements to theBusiness Line Regulatory Compliance and Monitoring Programs. Assists theBusiness Line in determining Root Cause Analysis, Remediation and filingSelf-identified Issues.

  • Participates as requested inBusiness Line meetings and/or work groups.

  • Identifies, researches, andreports issues to QA Management to resolve as appropriate.

  • Effectively contributes inimplementing new QA policies and procedures.

  • Prepares and distributes monthlyand quarterly QA Reports and conducts closing conferences with variousbusiness partners.

  • Maintains current knowledge ofrelated lending activities, and operational risk management and regulatorycompliance requirements for financial institutions.

  • Attends professional seminarsand participates in Bank operational risk management and regulatorycompliance forums.


Other Job Duties

  • Assists in developing, writing and maintaining QA department policies and procedures in support of the Bank's Integrated Operational Risk and Compliance Control Plan.

  • Assists with implementing new QA monitoring activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Requires knowledge of consumer lending typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • May have practical knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office Programs

  • Experience in developing, writing, and communicating policies and procedures.

  • Prior audit or regulatory experience preferred

  • Knowledge of lending operational risk management and compliance.

  • Strong knowledge of banking and lending related laws and regulations.

  • Knowledgeable about Consumer Lending industry best practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal l

Job: Compliance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 049484