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Data Controls & Attestation Manager

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Position Summary

We are currently seeking qualified talent to be responsible for the oversight, development, implementation, continuous improvement and performance of the Data Controls function within the Enterprise Data Management (CDO Office) Team, alongside the oversight of the data control framework in coordination with other partners carrying out operational tasks with regards to the implementation of the certification process.

This role:

  • Ensures the deployment of the Data Controls framework across reporting, platform and geographies in scope
  • Proposes enhancements to the Data Controls framework to the Head of Data Governance & Controls and carry out the agreed upon initiatives
  • Contributes to definition of yearly work plan for the Compliance Testing team based on a risk assessment across regulatory requirements applicable at the time of the definition of the work plan
  • Review work produced by various team members for quality, completeness and accuracy
  • Ensures the development and growth of all team members and maintain an effective and lean organization
  • Defines, produces and monitors a set of Key Performance Indicators for both teams aimed at assessing coverage, effectiveness and workload
  • Ensures a framework is defined and implemented for the management of the findings
  • Builds awareness of actors in the responsibility framework regarding data and its lifecycle, illustrated by their understanding and control of the data they produce or aggregate, and their ability to meet specified deadlines.

Other Job Duties

  • Track expenses and maintain budget for the team

  • 5 - 7 years of work experience in an audit, independent control or first line of control role
  • 2 - 3 years of line management experience preferably in an audit role


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Understanding of information governance principles
  • Solid knowledge of financial industry and related products as well as understanding of the general structure of a financial institution
  • Develops open, considerate and effective relationships with customers, external contacts and primary data consumer senior leadership
  • Focused approach to problem solving which must include flexibility while maintaining keeping focus on priorities defined by overall impact
  • Has exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to handle complex projects in a multi-tasking environment and meet deadlines while delivering high quality results
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work with a distributed multinational and multicultural teams
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a variable workload
  • Effectively conveys the message in both written and verbal business discussions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)

EDM - Enterprise Data Management

  • Manages Data Controls Program defined by the DGC (Data Governance Controls) focusing on the review of the reporting requirements as compared to the BNP Paribas implementation of these
  • Advises Head of Data Governance & Controls on how to structure the yearly assignment based on the Data Controls Program
  • Maintains policy for the Data Controls Compliance Review function as well as procedures, standards, workflows, framework documents and other relevant pieces of documentation describing the operating model of the team
  • Manages a team of Data Controls Analysts and ensure administrative requirements associated with managing the team are met
  • Develops and maintains knowledge on the BCBS239 guidance as well as the RaDAR program implementation so as to constantly adjust, as relevant, your activities to the approach promoted by the Group
  • Develops and maintains an effective partnership with other units within EDM as well as the IT support team servicing EDM

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-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Risk Management