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Bank of the West Sr Financial Analyst in San Francisco, California

Sr Financial Analyst


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

Leads Finance efforts with internal clients to translate business strategy into

financial plans and supports decision-making to help achieve business and

ultimately enterprise financial objectives. Responsible

for advising and supporting multiple units with expense management and reporting.

Performs a variety of complex duties including

the collection and analysis of financial data. Prepares materials and analysis

for distribution to executive management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for financial forecasts, annual

planning and budgeting, variance analysis, as well as ad hoc analysis of

projects and initiatives.

  • Serve as a key communications bridge between

business units and Finance management to identify trends and courses of action,

ensure and represent the accuracy of financial information, and develop

analytical frameworks to design and measure results.

  • Provide management with measurement data to support

strategic decisions and present findings at the executive level.

  • Performs monthly review and evaluation of actual financialperformance compared to budget, forecast, and prior year.

  • May participate in system implementation and process improvementprojects.

  • Researches relevant business developments in the organization.

  • Assists with the integration of acquired entities or projectimplementations into the unit profitability reporting and budgetingprocesses.

Other Job Duties

  • Proactively communicates with management andthe parent company on potential reporting issues and proposes solutionsand alternatives.

  • Ensures the integration of the budgeting andplanning data with the general ledger for monthly reporting of actualagainst budget.

  • May plan, conduct and supervise long-termprojects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

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

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree


  • Complete knowledge of financial analysis and principles of economics of financial and cost accounting

  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting issues as they relate to the banking industry

  • Knowledge of Hyperion & Essbase a plus

  • Excellent Power Point presentation ability required

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions to highly complex and diverse analytical problems which requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factor

  • Time Management and organizational leadership skills

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams

  • Skill coordinating and leading effective meetings

  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Strong professional communication and presentation skills.

Location: This role can be based full time in SF or part-time in San Ramon and part-time in SF.

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-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 048985