Bank of the West Senior Regulatory Advisor in Omaha, Nebraska

Senior Regulatory Advisor


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

The Senior Regulatory Advisor is responsible for providing effective supervision for the BancWest Investment Services (BWIS) broker-dealer and registered investment adviser. In partnership with BWIS' Regional Managers and Market Leaders, Senior Regulatory Advisors execute all duties and responsibilities outlined in the BWIS Supervisory Procedures Manual. BWIS' Supervisory Procedures are designed to help ensure compliance with all relevant SEC, FINRA, MSRB, and State securities rules and regulations and are also designed to timely detect non-compliance and conducts that are in violation. The Senior Regulatory Advisor role is critical to the overall management and supervision of BWIS, and as such, are registered principals of the broker-dealer. Each Senior Regulatory Advisor is assigned to provide coverage to a dedicated BWIS business region to help ensure familiarity, consistency, ownership and follow-through of all supervisory issues relating to the region.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform a suitability review of transactions submitted by BWIS registered representatives

  • Monitors and reviews BWIS customer accounts for, but not limited to, suitability, excessive trading, switch/exchange activity, unauthorized use of discretion, selling away, concentrated positions, and mutual fund activity

  • Reviews daily, weekly and monthly supervisory reports and conducts follow-up reviews as deemed necessary

  • Coordinates with BOTW Legal and Compliance Department on handling customer complaints and regulatory inquiries.

  • Coordinates with BWIS Compliance Department and BOTW Compliance Department in the delivery of formal training and interpretation of rules and regulations

  • Review and approves outside business activities

  • Impose and execute special, heightened supervisory procedures, as necessary.

  • Maintain knowledge of all products and services on the BWIS platform

Other Job Duties

  • Act as subject matter expert for issues relating to BWIS, FINRA, and SEC rules

  • Review all correspondence, including a sample of email correspondence, for assigned region

  • Liaise and provide advice to Regional Sales Managers on OSJ responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as outlined in BWIS Written Supervisory Procedures and Delegation Memo, or as assigned by BWIS or BOTW Management



Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance, Accounting, Business or related field

Licenses & Certifications

  • FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 (or 63 and 65)

  • Series 4,53 and State Life, Health, Accident Insurance


  • Strong knowledge of broker-dealer supervision and compliance, preferably at a bank-broker/dealer ;.

  • Ability to read and interpret securities regulatory statutes;.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint skills;.

  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills;.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Reports to Manager of Regional Business Supervisors.

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: Investment

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Other Locations: United States-California-Sacramento

Requisition ID: 042286