Bank of the West Senior Accountant - Equipment Finance in Tempe, Arizona

Senior Accountant - Equipment Finance


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.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for ensuring proper tracking, recording and reporting for retained and managed lease portfolios. Interface with internal and external operations, systems and accounting staff to meet all reporting requirements and coordinate day-to-day activities. Provide research and analysis assistance as needed. Process daily and monthly system jobs to update lease record.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare general ledger journal entries and perform daily account monitoring and reconciliation.

  • Prepare monthly general ledger certification, ensure all accounts are balanced to a sub-ledger.

  • Perform portfolio reconciliation for managed accounts or other external records.

  • Pre-audit of upload file for new lease boarding. Ensure balancing and completeness of financial data.

  • Upload files into the lease information system and perform callback (audit) and required updates.

  • Manage lease updates to the portfolio by analyzing the data and ensure completeness and balancing prior to processing. Process or coordinate the processing for funding, rollovers (refinancing), lease transfers and lease dispositions.

  • Generate reports to perform above tasks, all required standard daily/monthly reports and ad hoc reports as requested.

  • Run required daily/monthly system jobs to update lease record.

Other Job Duties

  • Update procedures as needed.

  • Respond to inquiries and special requests.

  • Provide backup support for Equipment Finance Servicing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires advanced knowledge within a specific discipline typically gained through extensive work experience and/or education.

  • Requires 7 years minimum experience.

  • May require vocational or technical education in addition to prior work experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance or Accounting


  • Knowledge of accounting for leases

  • Working knowledge of account reconciliation and analysis

  • Administrative/Technical Skills

  • Use personal computer and mainframe system

  • Proficient in Excel and Word

  • Strong 10 key by touch

  • Ability to interface with all levels, including clients and senior management

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

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: Business / Commercial Banking

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 042135