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Job Description Summary

The Regional Advisor is responsible for providing effective supervision to the BWIS broker-dealer and registered investment adviser. In partnership with BWIS' Regional Sales Managers, Regional Advisors execute all duties and responsibilities outlined in the BWIS Supervisory Procedures Manual. BWIS' Supervisory Procedures are designed to help ensure compliance with all relevant SEC, FINRA, MSRB, and State securities rules and regulations and are also designed to timely detect non-compliance and conducts that are in violation. The Regional Advisor role is critical to the overall management and supervision of BWIS, and as such, are registered principals of the broker-dealer. Each Regional Advisor is assigned to provide coverage to a dedicated BWIS business Region to help ensure familiarity, consistency, ownership and follow-through of all supervisory issues relating to the Region.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees approval of new accounts, including ensuring appropriate KYC and AML obligations are properly satisfied, and ensuring ongoing review of suitability of customer account activity.
  • Monitors and reviews all Regional daily trading for areas including, but not limited to, KYC, suitability, excessive trading, unauthorized use of discretion, inappropriate use of margin, selling away, options approvals, concentrated positions, mutual fund activity, variable annuity activity, fixed annuities, fixed income, brokered CD activity, life insurance, registered investment adviser wrap free programs, customer conflicts etc.
  • Reviews daily, weekly and monthly surveillance reports and conducts follow up reviews as deemed necessary
  • Coordinates with BOTW Legal and Compliance Department on handling customer complaints and regulatory inquiries.
  • Coordinates with BWIS Compliance Department and BOTW Compliance Department in the delivery of formal training and interpretation of rules and regulations
  • Review and approves outside business activities/outside directorships
  • Impose and execute special, heightened supervisory procedures, as necessary.
  • Maintain knowledge of all new products and services added to BWIS platform

Other Job Duties

  • Total
  • Review all correspondence, including a sample of email correspondence, for assigned region
  • Liaise and provide advice to Regional Sales Managers on hiring and recruiting issues
  • Contact BWIS clients, as necessary, to help ensure compliance and high levels of customer service.
  • Performs other duties as outlined in BWIS Written Supervisory Procedures and Delegation Memo, or as assigned by BWIS or BOTW Management
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.
  • May have broad knowledge of project management.
  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance, Accounting, Business or related field
  • High School Diploma or GED Required

Licenses & Certifications

  • FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 53, and 66 (or 63 and 65)
  • State Life Insurance & Annuity License


  • Strong knowledge of broker-dealer supervision and compliance, preferably at a bank-broker/dealer ;.
  • Ability to read and interpret securities regulatory statutes;.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint skills;.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills;.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Reports to Manager of Regional Business Supervisors.

Annual Hiring Range:

$77,00 – $97,000

The base salary opportunity can vary based on candidate’s geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for annual incentives.

To protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, Bank of the West may require all U.S. employees to provide proof of their vaccination status, and employees who are not fully vaccinated may be required to undergo regular testing.

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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.


Primary Location
United States-Nebraska-Omaha
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