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Bank of the West Principal Finance Technology Officer in San Ramon, California

Principal Finance Technology Officer


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

Responsible for providing strategic leadership to Finance technologies, including research, coordination and management of technology projects for Finance. Scope of projects are transversal in nature, and may include (but is not limited to) simplifying processes, improving efficiencies, and addressing issues arising from changing business needs, compliance issues, installation or coordination of emerging technologies, new systems and applications etc. Acts as primary point of contact, information hub, and escalation point for medium to large projects within Finance for all stakeholders & partners including all functional departments, Clients, and Third Party Suppliers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide strategic leadership to Finance technologies, including to assess the technological aspect of Finance production process, partner with Key Finance/IT stakeholders and establish a multi-year road map for future development and growth of Finance reporting and analytics capability

  • Balance the strategic vision and approach problems from a data and systems-design perspective

  • Inspire creativity and establish new approaches to improve efficiency of Finance production, to meet group/regulator requirement on financial reporting and to support for the enhancement of Finance analytics

  • Monitor the development and implementation of technological projects for Finance, and alert management of any risks and issues

  • Maintain a consistent distribution of reporting and communication to senior management on project status and issues, the informative value of content provided to executive management to drive critical decision support for Bank of the West and BNPP Intermediate Holding Company (IHC).

  • Collaborate and build positive stakeholder and business partner relationships providing regular updates to resolve high priority issues affecting the projects

  • May be involved in and lead traversal Finance technology projects across US platform for consistency and synergy



  • Bachelor's Degree/University Degree

Work Experience

  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience


  • Experience in Finance/Accounting in a Retail banking organization required

  • Experience managing diverse, global systems functions, spanning from data engineering through application management.

  • Experience optimizing workflows and technology integrations.

  • Experience partnering with IT teams

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with people across the Enterprise as well as executive management

  • Viewed as the leading expert by peers within and outside of the organization.

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 Ramon

Other Locations: United States-California-San Francisco, United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 059163