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Bank of the West Audit Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Audit 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, via advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing 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

The Inspection Group, as the Bank's periodic control function (i.e., third line of defense), independently assesses the effectiveness of the permanent control function (i.e., first and second lines of defense) to identify, measure, monitor, and control risks. The Audit Manager is primarily responsible for day-to-day delivery of audit assignments for areas of assigned audit responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages audits, including assigned team members, through planning, control evaluation, investigation (i.e., key control testing) and results reporting phases.

  • Prepares, updates, and/or reviews risk assessments for assigned auditable entities.

  • Validates the sufficiency and suitability of business corrective actions to address audit recommendations or completes 2nd level of supervisory review over audit recommendation closure of non-complex findings.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

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

  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline, including an understanding of transversal impacts across the organization.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in applicable / related fields

  • MBA desirable

  • CPA / CIA preferred


  • Primary focus of role is on day-to-day deliverables, developing solutions based upon subject matter expertise, and occasionally representing the department at a broader level.

  • Maintains current knowledge regarding industry developments for affected areas of assigned responsibilities.

  • Demonstrable strengths in one or more of the following:

  • Bank Audit Activities.

  • Banking laws and regulations; region and branch banking operations; asset and liability management; treasury (including derivatives); lending (including evaluation of loan loss reserve, syndication desk, and other real estate owned); expenditures; deposits; digital banking (including FCC requirements); related systems; etc.

  • Credit and Counterparty Activities.

  • Commercial and industrial lending; commercial real estate; trade finance; consumer lending; financial statement analysis; loan underwriting and structure; valuation; highly-leveraged transactions; accounting standards; Uniform Commercial Code; capital markets and off-balance sheet.

  • Enterprise Risk Management practices for large, complex banking organizations (LCBOs); capital management and planning; stress testing; model risk governance and management; operational risk; financial reporting (including FDIC and state call reporting requirements, GAAP, and SEC requirements); budgeting; cost accounting (including transfer pricing and cost allocation); incentive programs.

  • IT Audit Activities.

  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements; application development and maintenance; computer operations; technical services; communications; information security (including system access control software, firewalls and encryption); end user computing (including Internet, local and wide area networks, client server technology, and PCs); contingency planning; operating systems (including associated program products); database structures and access methods; system analysis and design; programming and data extract languages and techniques.

  • Technology Support.

  • Understanding of key Inspection Group applications for the Inspection Group, the Bank’s technical infrastructure, and a desire and aptitude to learn and deploy new technologies.

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: Audit

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 058646