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Bank of the West Sr IT Business System Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

Sr IT Business System 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

The Senior Business Systems Analyst is responsible for taking a lead role in ensuring that the Information Technology (IT) policies, procedures and practices align with the Bank’s 2 nd Line of Defense Operational and Technology Risk and Compliance requirements and providing challenge for continuous enhancements of the IT Organization’s 1 st line of defense set-up, as well as meeting reporting requirements. Reporting to the Controls and Governance Manager Group, this position is central to the Technology’s organization’s success in effectively managing IT Risk and meeting regulatory expectations.

Position Accountabilities

  • To coordinate and support Shadow and Light IT project. Manage the scope and the calendar, facilitate the project’s phases, ensure action plan follow-up.

  • To coordinate and support IT in implementing any Operational and Technology Risk and Control assessment or program or initiative.

  • To identify and report/escalation alerts on issues related to Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk.

  • To contribute to any Operational and Technology Risk and Internal Control and statement/reporting.

  • To work in close collaboration / liaise with Operational and Technology Risk and Audit teams (2nd and 3 rd lines of Defense, and contribute to 1 st LOD governance structure and operational practices.

  • To develop ad-hoc reports supporting the risk profile for IT processes.

  • To advise senior management and influence a process change.

  • To educate risk owners on risk management best practices and work with other risk functions in the development and implementation of risk controls.

Other Job Duties

  • 1LOD is perceived as a consultant to the IT community proactively developing strategies to mitigate risk and add value to the enterprise. The successful candidate is expected to develop relationships and grow into a subject matter expert role supporting IT processes.

  • Keep abreast of IT industry advancement and changes in the regulatory environment to bring best practices and suggestion to the Bank.




  • 7 years’ experience in information technology, information security, risk management, auditing or compliance.

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • CISA, CRISC, CIA, CPA, CISM, CISSP or other related risk and control certification is an asset.

Experience and Skills

  • Familiarity with GRC (governance, risk, compliance) methodologies, tools and enablers in the financial services sector

  • IT and financial services industry experience required

  • Some experience writing and managing IT policies and procedures throughout their lifecycle

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong computer skills including MSOffice (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Visio) and Sharepoint preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver quality work product in a timely fashion in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with a focus on quality, completeness and accuracy

  • The ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience

  • The ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly changing business and technical environment

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of various compliance and regulatory areas (e.g. FFIEC, GLBA, CCPA)


  • Bachelor's Degree

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-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 054506