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Bank of the West Controls & Governance Officer in Tempe, Arizona

Controls & Governance Officer



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 Summary

Responsible for on-going Issue Management, Resolutions Tracking and follow-up. Perform monthly data quality assurance for Executive Reporting. Coordinate and support Audit and Regulatory engagements for IT department. Define, maintain and work with IT teams to oversee the implementation of policies and procedures. Support in handling of remediation efforts, assessments, new standards and documentation and on-going maintenance, strengthening controls and alignment with IT governance. Assist with ad-hoc requests and other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with Findings Execution Framework, Audit and Regulatory Support, Operational Risk requirements, and/or industry best practices; and activities meet timeframe standards.

  • Manages own work assignments under general supervision to complete Audit and Regulatory Request Letters, Assessment and other reviews/projects as assigned on time.

  • Responsible for oversight, tracking and reporting of IT Findings. Ensures finding data in Archer is accurate. Recommends improvements to the Monitoring COE framework. Supports Get to Green program.

  • Acts as a subject matter resource. Knowledgeable about Audit, Findings Management and Control testing best practices.

  • Prepares and distributes Audit and Findings Reports and conducts meetings with various business partners. Compiles data for analysis or dashboards.

  • Assists in developing and maintaining department policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires advanced knowledge of job area typicallyobtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • May have practical knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 5 years of experience including 2-3 years ofAudit and Regulatory Support experience


  • Goodknowledge of centralized function aspect experience in reporting, writingand communicating policies and procedures. Prior audit or regulatory complianceexperience helpful

  • ExcellentKnowledge of PC software applications such as MS Office - Word, Excel (vlookup, macros, automation) andPowerpoint, Power BI

  • Good written and verbal presentationskills and ability to communicate well across groups and all levels ofmanagement

  • Experience in analysis andpresentation of data required and deck creation

  • Strong analytical and datainterpretation skills

  • Detail-oriented and able toprioritize and organize tasks to meet required deadlines

  • Flexibility to multi-task,prioritize, and organize tasks to meet required deadlines

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Knowledge of Audit and testing bestpractices

  • Knowledge of Archer application

  • Knowledge of Data Managementpractices

  • Knowledge with GRC (governance, risk, compliance)methodologies, tools and enablers in the financial services sector

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 laws and regulations.

Job: Risk Management

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 052784