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Bank of the West IT & Data Control Program Manager in San Ramon, California

IT & Data Control Program Manager


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 being the financial and accounting internal control expert for the Bank, including working with the business lines and staff functions; managing the day-to-day activity of the Bank's process for identifying, documenting, and assessing the effectiveness of financial controls; acting as the liaison between Controller's Department and Business Line Groups; and responsible for coordinating the Finance function's involvement in the Operational Risk and Compliance risk control efforts .

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures enterprise-wide system of financial internal controls is effective at producing reliable financial reports, including reviewing financial statement line items and disclosures to determine the necessary controls exist and are monitored..

  • Oversees the update and revision of process documentation(narrative, flowchart, risk and control matrix) for financial statement-relevant processes, including the design of controls and validation by management, via the quarterly certification process.

  • Designs the annual strategy and quarterly plan for independent testing of financial reporting controls, oversees its execution, evaluates and summarizes the testing results, and identifies opportunities for improvement.

  • Manages and executes the Financial Statement Clearance Committee process, including the completion of business unit representation letters, resolution of items identified, review of accounting systems / internal control / unposted adjustments evaluations, and other work, as deemed necessary, and presenting the summary thereof to the Committee.

  • Works with the external accountants on internal control issues identified in the annual audit or company-wide agreed upon procedures.

  • Represents financial controls ownership for the GRC system to be shared between financial controls, operational risk, and compliance, and which would include the summarized documentation from these projects.

  • Coordinates the work required from the Operational Risk and Compliance Risk control projects on behalf of the entire Finance function.

Other Job Duties

  • Works with the Business Line Groups on implementation of changes to the Bank’s procedures, standards and controls.

  • Advises project teams on specific internal control issues pertinent to new products, major business and organizational events and system conversions, and upgrades and enhancements.

  • Works with the Financial Systems Accounting area to ensure proper accounting for information from the various systems of record, including integrity of data and proper General Ledger coding

  • Assists with the response and resolution of accounting audit issues presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, regulatory examiners and internal auditors.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting/finance or equivalent combination of education and 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.

Working Location Statement

This position has the option to work in one of our key hubs (San Ramon, CA)

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 056159