Senior Auditor (Finance and Corporate Functions)

Bank of the West   •  

San Ramon, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 93 days ago

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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.

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.The 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.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to develop and execute assigned audit 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 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.
  • 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.