Bank of the West Controls & Governance, Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Controls & Governance, Manager


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.

This role is responsible for taking a lead role in ensuring that the Risk Management Group’s business unit policies, procedures and practices align with BoW 2 nd line of defense Operational Risk requirements and providing challenge for continuous enhancements of the Risk Management Function’s operational processes.

Job Functions:

  • Lead Risk Management Group’s 1 st Line of Defense Risk and Controls implementation of Operational Risk and Permanent Control assessment (RCSA), control review and coordinating action plan follow-up. Manage the scope and the assessment calendar, drive/facilitate the assessments and document processes (including process flows/narratives, risks/controls, control performance) and ensure action plan follow-up.

  • Lead Risk Management Group in identifying Operational Event/Losses and performance of Root Cause Analysis; KRI/KPI design and monitoring; coordinate/facilitate Potential New Activity reviews.

  • Perform reporting and analysis on the state of implementation and results of the 1LOD C&G Program in the Risk Management Group’s senior leadership team meetings including assessment calendar status updates; results of Risk Assessments and associated findings; Audit/Regulatory finding/recommendation status updates; etc.

  • Track findings/recommendations to ensure owners are managing their recommendations, providing periodic status updates and remediating issues timely.

  • Coordinate BCP including completion of BIA, BCP Plans, DR exercises and testing and Vendor due diligence/risk assessments.

  • Work with the assigned Business Group affected by changing laws, regulations or policies to ensure that appropriate changes are implemented.

  • Coordinate and promote the identification and recording of historical operational risk incidents

  • Contribute to any Internal Control and Operational Risk statement/reporting

  • Identify and report/escalation alerts on Operational Risk and Permanent Control issues

  • Work in close collaboration / Liaise with Op Control and Audit team – and contribute to 1 st LOD governance structure

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Business or Finance

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: Risk Management

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 036816