Bank of the West Senior Auditor (Finance and Corporate Functions) in San Ramon, California

Senior Auditor (Finance and Corporate Functions)


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.

JobDescription Summary


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.

A primary

focus for this position will be to contribute to the audit execution covering

the end-to-end processes of auditable entities within Compliance, Retail,

Wealth, Finance and Operations with a focus on Finance and Corporate Functions.


individual will work closely with audit assignment team members to complete

each phase of the audit. This will entail documenting walk-throughs of in-scope

processes; assessing the sufficiency and suitability of controls to mitigate

the risks; developing audit procedures; testing the operating effectiveness and

sustainability of controls; and drafting findings and associated

recommendations to address the identified gaps in the control environment. The

individual will have regular interactions with team members, process / control

owners, and management of business units. The Senior Auditor will be reporting

to a Senior Audit Manager of Compliance, Retail, Wealth, Finance and Operations.

EssentialJob Functions

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to develop and execute assignedaudit testing procedures accurately, timely, and with minimal supervision.

  • Supports the Head of Assignment by assisting with audit scoping,planning, evaluating, and reporting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable and related field - Required

  • Required License(s) or Certifications in CIA, CISA, CPA, CAMS,

and/or CRCM - Preferred

  • Requires knowledge of job area typically obtained through

education combined with experience. May have knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience.

  • Primary focus of role is on day-to-day deliverables.

  • Maintains current on industry developments affected areas of

assigned responsibilities.

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-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 042244