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Governance Analyst

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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 primary responsibility for this position is to support BOW’s capital planning and stress testing governance activities through various means – representative examples include the creation and maintenance of governance materials, review and creation of key stress testing governance materials, and the documentation, review and challenge of select capital management assumptions.



Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborates with department manager to build strong relationships with internal departments in order to continuously improve and better understand the stress testing process and capital planning activities, including the associated governance activities.

  • Maintain governance materials.  Proactively review the timing of key governance meetings to ensure alignment with stress testing activities and address any issues identified.

  • Partner with teams to “tell the story” through the thoughtful compilation of stress testing results and artifacts

  • Write and maintain operating procedures, manuals, and other evidentiary documents to communicate to internal/external groups and possible other interested parties the soundness and repeatability of the process

  • Understand the financial services industry regulatory environment, including CCAR/DFAST reporting requirements and regulatory expectations

  • Participate in select process and control reviews for the stress testing activities

  • Proactively communicate with teams by escalating key issues while also proposing solutions and alternatives

  • Maintain documentation related to key governance artifacts (management review materials, meeting minutes, agenda items, etc.)

  • Ensure required governance reviews related to stress testing and capital planning occur

  • Collaborates with department manager to enhance the efficiency, accuracy, and control of the capital planning and stress testing reporting processes

  • Performs other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Economics – Required

  • Master’s/Advanced Degree in Finance/Economics/MBA – Preferred

  • Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience

  • Familiarity with financial modeling and the interdependency of financial statement information

  • Previous process management and/or consulting experience

  • Knowledge of financial statements, historical trends, projections, management performance, industry, cash flow, and capital structure

  • Familiarity with Bank regulatory guidelines, especially stress testing and regulatory requirements, is a plus

  • Intermediate proficiency with Excel, including but not limited to Pivot tables, Charting, Lookups/nested formulas, data manipulation, VBA familiarity a plus

  • PowerPoint experience with linking tables from excel, clear and concise slide layout design

  • Appropriate personality and character, including:

    • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic, team-oriented environment

    • Appreciation of a tight control process, ability and willingness to clearly document tools, results and other products of work

    • Open mind and ability to quickly assimilate and understand unfamiliar information; and willingness to help and take assignments outside of the immediate area of responsibility

    • Ability to create innovative solutions

    • Ability to deal with changes, ambiguity, and uncertainty

    • Organized and attentive to detail

    • Self-starter and highly motivated. Able to manage multiple projects, and effectively prioritize workload when dealing with multiple/competing deadlines

  • Technical & Administrative Skills:

    • Analytical, research, and problem-solving skills

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Able to work under own initiative and under tight deadlines, producing high quality deliverables

    • Able to work independently and as part of a team

    • Able to organize and manage multiple projects based on priority

    • Personal computer skills

Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Accounting Finance