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Bank of the West Sr FP&A Analyst in San Ramon, California

Sr FP&A Analyst


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

BNPP Reporting Team is looking for a detail-oriented and strategically minded senior financial analyst to join our team. The senior financial analyst's responsibilities include assisting with financial planning and budgeting processes, analyzing financial statements and reports, preparing projections, performing research and analysis, and assisting in monthly close process. As a senior financial analyst, you will also coordinate and participate in the design, testing, implementation, and review of complex manual and automated financial and management accounting systems and processes

To be successful as a senior financial analyst, you should be able to perform a variety of financial activities including planning, analysis, budgeting, reporting, process improvement and process documentation. You should also have strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills and be able to present information in a concise and easily comprehensible manner. You should be a self-starter, be able to take accountability for assigned tasks and operate with minimal supervision.

Essential Job Functions

  • Works close with Accounting and Management teams on monthly close process

  • Analyzes and interprets financial data and compiles reports on current performance, financial developments, financial policies, and significant organization and business line changes. May direct others in the development of such financial analysis

  • Participates in Quarterly Forecast and Annual Budget process

  • Performs monthly/quarterly/annual financial consolidation and management control process and documents any discrepancies

  • Reviews the internal controls and security of all financial and managerial accounting processes to ensure conformity with internal auditing standards

  • Reviews complex financial and managerial accounting work processes, systems, and procedures for efficient workflow and conformity with accounting and internal audit principles

  • Analyzes system design alternatives and identifies potential improvements to existing systems and processes

  • Collaborates with appropriate staff to gather input and feedback concerning financial system needs; resolves issues and problems related to system platforms

  • Prepares and delivers comprehensive evaluations, proposals, and recommendations to executive leadership, committees, and other stakeholders

  • Prepares specifications and documentation such as user manuals for new and revised computerized financial and managerial accounting systems and/or processes

  • May plan, conduct and supervise long term projects

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of Banking Industry

  • Thorough knowledge of financial institution balance sheet and profit and loss analysis techniques.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial and cost accounting, financial analysis, and principles of economics.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work well independently and better in a team

  • Possess strong attention to details, effective multitasking, and swift strategic thinking skills

  • Thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); familiarity with International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS).

  • Thorough understanding of methods of systems analysis and the principles, design, and procedural methods used in database development.

  • Hands on experience managing complex projects

  • Excellent communication skills – effective communication both written and oral

  • Excellent presentation skills – the ability to understand and interpret complex data easily to all necessary stakeholders

  • Thorough knowledge Microsoft Office Suite, advanced knowledge of Excel and Power Point

  • Hyperion knowledge preferred

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related fields required, Masters degree preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of experience as Financial/FP&A Analyst or Finance Business Analyst

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: 055396