Bank of the West Senior Manager, Disbursement in San Ramon, California

Senior Manager, Disbursement


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Assist in managing all elements of the Accounts Payable units, provide leadership and performance directions. Employ strong operational, systems, financial and accounting skills to execute daily operations functions, which include the ability to identify, prevent, develop and enhance the department's internal control structure. Responsible for planning and managing complex projects involving significant internal and or external resources for the Disbursement Group. Exercise great latitude in managing the initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing processes on projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership, direction and coordination of the goals and objectives of the department. Assist in overseeing the team’s operational duties each day including all daily processing, system performance, system upgrades, customer inquiries, audit review, and general account reconcilement.

  • Create/Manage all projects within the Disbursement Group. Manage projects by analyzing evolving technologies, best practices, strategies, and business processes. Challenge traditional policy and procedures to introduce innovative change for greater accou

  • Guide and counsel subordinates in their implementation of work flows, schedules and other day-to-day activities. Ensure their attainment of established goals and objectives. Assist in resolving operating problems as necessary.

  • Develop a functional understanding of Disbursement Operations and assesses its strengths and weaknesses continuously. Proactively advise and counsel management in the application of solutions that support information processing goals and business objectives to minimize reactionary problem solving.

  • Develop and maintain the Disbursement Group Business Continuity plan

  • Maintain effective relationships with software vendors. Control and manage costs and ensure service providers are meeting the goals of the Bank and the department.

  • Participate in audit requests

  • Participate in all year-end planning

Other Job Duties

  • Provide training to the Disbursement staff or internal customers as needed.

  • Follow adherence to industry rules, labor laws, tax laws, regulations and standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires broad management knowledge to lead project teams in one department.

  • Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

  • Requires 10-12 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Business Administration


  • Accounts Payable knowledge.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Must be innovative, self-directed, and have the ability to multi-task on multiple projects/tasks.

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: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 040475