Bank of the West Administrative Assistant in Tempe, Arizona

Administrative Assistant


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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handles confidential material relevant to company operations.

  • Coordinates management meetings, conferences, invitations, events, and interviews.

  • Develops and delivers pristine presentations, reports, and copy to address varying audiences.

  • Conserves executives’ time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting communications and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.

  • Represents the executive by attending meetings in the executive's absence; speaking for the executive.

  • Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Serves as point of contact to people inside and outside of company.

  • Arrange travel itineraries, both domestic and international.

  • Collaborates with various staff and departments in preparing special projects. May lead some small-medium projects.

  • General administrative duties (e.g., taking detailed minutes) and special projects with occasionally shifting priorities.

  • Exhibit a high level of customer service orientation by meeting deadlines with high quality output.

  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.


Required Experience

Skills & Ability:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative practices and procedures; knowledge of international protocol desirable.

  • Ability to solve problems and think quickly under pressure.

  • Professional appearance and presentation.

  • Able to handle high-level confidential information.

  • Highly organized and attention to details is a must!


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in business, technology, or related field desired, not required.

  • 5 or more years of supporting Executive-level roles in a corporate setting.

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-demand environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • An understanding of Technology organizational structure, domains, and roles is a strong asset.

  • Ability to interact with senior level executives.

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-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 037785