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Bank of the West Senior Auditor II in Omaha, Nebraska

Senior Auditor II


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, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for 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 Senior Auditor II is primarily responsible audit execution on areas of assigned audit responsibilities, focusing primarily on Retail and Commercial banking operations. This includes understanding, evaluating, and documenting the end to end business unit processes; assessing the design of the related controls; proposing relevant and effective audit test steps; testing the operating effectiveness of the identified key controls; and drafting written findings and recommendations, as necessary.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to execute assigned audit procedures accurately, timely, and with minimal supervision over audits focused primarily on Retail and Commercial business operations and transaction processing/execution.

  • Supports the Head of Assignment by assisting with audit scoping, planning, evaluating, and reporting for audits focused primarily on Retail and Commercial business operations and transaction processing/execution.

  • Contributes to the completion of continuous monitoring activities for assigned auditable entities and escalates matters that may impact the timing of the next audit assignments.

  • Prepares and updates risk assessments for assigned auditable entities for supervisory review.

  • Validates the sufficiency and suitability of business corrective actions to address audit recommendations for supervisory review.

  • Exhibits effective written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management.

  • Possesses an understanding of audit, risk, compliance, banking, and/or product knowledge.

  • Executes audit work in accordance with BNPP Inspection Generale and the Bank of the West Inspection Group policies and procedures.

Other Job Duties

  • May be asked to direct the work of more junior staff members on the audit assignments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of Retail and Commercial banking middle and back office operations, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7-10 years prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree applicable and related field


  • Primary focus of role is on day-to-day execution of assigned areas of audit responsibilities and demonstrates the ability to take on additional responsibilities.

  • Maintains current on industry developments 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; PC and telephone banking (including FCC requirements); related systems; etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with auditing commercial and residential real estate loans underwriting, processing and reporting activities

  • Demonstrated experience with auditing middle and back office transaction processing/execution activities

  • Credit and Counterparty Activities Commercial and industrial lending; commercial real estate; trade finance; consumer lending; financial statement analysis.

  • Enterprise Risk Management Activities Enterprise Risk Management practices forRetail and Commercial Banking Operations.

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-Nebraska-Omaha

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 057039