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Senior Auditor II – Enterprise Risk
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.
Senior Auditor II is primarily responsible for supporting integrated,
end-to-end, internal audits of the ERM audit universe. This encompasses assessing management’s
interpretation and implementation of key risk metrics (e.g., for liquidity,
interest rate risk, derivatives, operational risk), data trace and
recalculation of these measurements, the aggregation and reporting to key
constituencies, and Intermediate Holding Company contributions. Example areas
of focus include the Risk Appetite Framework, Asset-Liability-Treasury
Management (“ALM-T”), Operational Risk, Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review, Capital
Markets-Derivatives and Incentive Compensation. The Senior Auditor II works
closely with audit assignment Team members to complete each phase of the audit.
This involves regular interactions with Team members, internal clients, and business
unit management. The Senior Auditor II
will report to an ERM Audit Manager.
Develops a risk-based approach covering
applicable ALM-T, operational risk and derivatives processes based on regulatory
requirements, Bank policy, and industry standards.
and assesses the Bank’s front, middle and back office processes related to the
above. This includes evaluation of interactions across Bank entities (e.g., BNP
Paribas, Intermediate Holding Company) as applicable.
regulatory requirements (e.g., regarding Liquidity Risk Management, Interest
Rate Risk Management, Volcker Rule, French Banking Law) to evaluate whether applicable
processes and controls are adequately designed and effective.
the underlying data and attributes supporting ALM-T, Capital Planning,
Operational and other reporting to Executive Management and the Board of
Directors, to identify anomalies and outliers.
a strong ability to execute assigned audit procedures accurately, timely, and
with minimal supervision.
the Head of Assignment by assisting with audit scoping, planning, evaluating,
to the completion of continuous monitoring activities for assigned auditable
entities and escalates matters that may impact the timing of the next audit
and updates risk assessments for assigned auditable entities for supervisory
the sufficiency and suitability of business corrective actions to address audit
recommendations for supervisory review.
effective written and verbal communication skills with all levels of
an understanding of audit, risk, compliance, banking, and/or product knowledge
audit work in accordance with BNPP Inspection Generale and the Bank of the West
Inspection Group policies and procedures.
Education or Equivalent Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in
applicable and related field
- Required license(s) or
certification(s) CIA, CPA, CISA or CFA
of relevant functional/professional experience: Minimum years of audit experience
preferably with Big 4, major financial institution or regulatory agency: Typically 4+ years
Skills/ Other Information
focus of role is on day-to-day execution of assigned areas of audit
responsibilities and demonstrates the ability to take on additional
oneself current on industry and regulatory developments affecting areas of
strengths in one or more of the following:
laws and regulations; region and branch banking operations; asset and
liability management; treasury (including derivatives, Credit and
Risk Management practices for large, complex banking organizations
(LCBOs); capital management and planning; stress testing; model risk
governance and management; operational risk; transfer pricing and cost
allocation; incentive programs; etc.
IT Audit Activities
Location: San Ramon or San Francisco
The above statements
are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills
required of personnel so classified.
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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.
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