Bank of the West Sr Financial Analyst - IT in San Ramon, California

Sr Financial Analyst - IT


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

Responsible for supporting the corporate financial planning and analysis team with operations and analytics. Performs a variety of complex duties including the collection and analysis of financial data from reports and various sources; performs statistical analyses. Prepares materials for distribution to the board of directors and executive management committee. Perform in-depth analysis and provide meaningful insights to senior leadership.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs monthlyreviews and evaluates actual financial performance of the Bank's business unitsand conducts variance analysis relative to plan and prior month.

  • Acts as primary liaisonbetween corporate finance and business units within the Bank. In the role asliaison the position focuses on communication and providing superior customerservice to the business units. Examples of the types of communication that theposition is responsible include but not limited to communicating significantchanges to processes, communicating items identified in the review or analysisof monthly financial results and propose ideas/solutions to identified issues/key projects.

  • Coordinates withreporting/planning systems team to ensure all planning requirements aredelivered before deadlines.

  • Assist in researchingrelevant business developments in the organization and/or industry.

  • Offer coverage acrossteam and provide surge support to primary FP&A functions. Provide trainingand guidance to less-experienced staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degreein Finance/Economics – Required; Master’s/Advanced Degreein Finance/Economics/MBA - Preferred

  • Requires 6 years priorrelevant experience within financial analysis.

  • Strong practicalworking knowledge of finance and accounting concepts; knowledge of financialinstitution balance sheet, profit and loss and analysis techniques preferred

  • Excellent Power Point & Excel skillsrequired; VBA strongly preferred

  • Experience with Hyperion & Essbase a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions tohighly complex and diverse analytical problems which requires an in-depthevaluation of variable factor

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams;ability to lead others and influence in a matrix environment

  • Strong professional communication andpresentation skills; must have strong professional maturity

  • Ability to deal with changes, ambiguity, anduncertainty

  • Able to manage multiple projects, andeffectively prioritize workload when dealing with multiple deadlines

  • Organized and attentive to detail; Self-starterand highly motivated

  • Appreciation of a tight control process,ability and willingness to clearly document tools, results and other productsof work

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: 038982