Bank of the West EFD Accounting Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

EFD Accounting Analyst


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.

Position Summary

Responsible for the accounting of the Equipment Finance Division (EFD) division. Primary responsibilities include completing the monthly close process. Preparing reports for the monthly, quarterly and end-of year reporting. Preparing schedules for the Bank of the West's GAAP-based annual report. Will be responsible for the financial accounting control infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Ensures the daily/monthly accounting for the EFD division is GAAP/IFRS compliant.

  2. Prepares manual journal entries, account reconciliations, certifications and suspense accounts reconciliations to ensure proper recording and tracking of all transactions.

  3. Maintains documentation to ensure all process are fully documented and in compliance with internal, external and regulatory requirements.

  4. Prepares accounting reports to support the regulatory and financial statements of the bank.

  5. Will be responsible for preparing reconciliations between system of record and the corporate GL.

  6. Identifies opportunities to streamline the EFD accounting activities and make them a seamless part of operations.

  7. Participates in system enhancements and upgrades to ensure accounting is GAAP/IFRS compliant.

  8. Researches accounting questions, trends, significant changes and reports them to the EFD Accounting Manager.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance - Required

  • Master’s/Advanced Degree- Preferred

  • Required License(s) or Certifications in CPA/CFA- Preferred

  • Requires advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.

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

  • Understanding of GAAP

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, General Ledger Systems and Infolease.

  • Excellent communication skills; both written and orally

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: 038400