Bank of the West Sr Controls & Governance Officer – First Line of Defense Operational Permanent Control (OPC) Governance & Reporting in San Francisco, California
Sr Controls & Governance Officer – First Line of Defense Operational Permanent Control (OPC) Governance & Reporting
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 supporting, executing and managing deliverables focused on governance and reporting to ensuring that the first line of defense business units effectively manage operational, compliance and enterprise risk leveraging a risk based approach within the risk appetite. Accountable for accurate reporting available to all Accountable Executives on a minimum monthly basis on process of executing the task of risk management framework requirements, as well as reporting on the risk exposure to be included in Business Unit Risk Reporting as well as sub-Internal Control Committee and other relevant committees.
Essential Job Functions
Prepares and distributes regular/special management reports on regulatory and operational risk compliance and the department’s activities.
Develops and provides MIS and reporting resulting from monitoring or program activities.
Participates as requested in committees and work groups to identify, research, and report issues to the committee to resolve as appropriate including but not limited to the Internal Control Committee (ICC) and New Activities Committee (NAC)
Review/approve data compiled for analysis or dashboards.
Monitor for Business Unit adherence to Bank ACR requirements.
Maintain risk systems of record.
Communicate and monitor KRI, KSP, and other risk metrics.
Supports operational business unit leaders and functions in the management and execution of activities related to operational, compliance and enterprise risk management programs
Executes all aspects of risk management framework including risk assessment, identification, monitoring, mitigation, remediation, reporting and escalation and centralized reviews to effectiveness and efficiency of business unit internal controls. Includes independent testing, documentation, objective evaluation, verbal discussion and reporting
Exhibits leadership qualities and actions which create a way for team members to contribute to making extraordinary outcomes in the firm a reality
Partner with process owners and process managers to identify and drive process improvements in highly complex and risk areas to maximize efficiency, quality and customer experience
Maintains process documentation and tools for execution of responsibilities
Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with changing business risk appetite, dynamic regulatory, operational risk requirements, and/or industry best practices; and activities meet timeframe standards
Driven to meet or exceed specific goals and objectives as quickly as possible; focused on results and will leverage resources available and solve problems creatively to get the job done
Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to the design and implementation of operational and compliance activities so they are dynamic with new regulatory, corporate, and process requirements
Maintains emerging trends and changes across financial services industry on emerging risk and changing landscapes
Maintains current knowledge of related banking activities, and operational risk management and regulatory compliance requirements for financial institutions; Attends professional seminars and participates in Bank operational risk management and regulatory compliance forums
Visibly and consistently demonstrating behaviors and standards which promote the desired risk culture of the firm
Other Job Duties
Supports audit and exam management from preparation to initial letter request and kick off to management response through finding remediation
Role scope spans all aspects of risk management framework including but not limited to risk control self-assessment (RCSA/RCRA), issue self-identification, business continuity management, third party management, control environment, governance documents (policies/procedures), key risk indicators, information security, cyber security, internal fraud, external fraud, audit management, exam management, data management and access management
Interacts with external examiners and coordinates with internal audit and Corporate Compliance Testing within position’s area of focus.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires advanced experience of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience
May have practical knowledge of project management
Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience within risk, compliance or audit
Prior operations experience
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-Arizona-Tempe
Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-San Francisco
Requisition ID: 054641