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Senior Lead Finance Data Analyst

Apply REF: 052093

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

Responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining of the existing Finance data assets, as well as the design of the Finance data strategy supporting internal and external reporting required of the bank. The Senior Lead Data Analytics Analyst gathers and analyzes data supporting the Finance Reporting Teams.  Works in collaboration with various business and IT partners on routine and ad hoc initiatives. Performs data controls and related analysis during the reporting cycles to ensure timely submission of the various reports.


Essential Job Functions

  • Creates and develops various data centric processes to produce internal and external reports required of the bank. Identifies and develops processes and procedures to ensure all reports and supporting documents are completed accurately and within required timeframes.

  • Identifies data analytics opportunities, designs, and leads in executing procedures in a way to successfully meet the established deadlines.

  • Leads the schedule and workflow for multiple reports. Collaborates directly with subject matter experts to produce, contribute, review, or approve the results.

  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to extract, filter, and aggregate data using logical queries. -Provides guidance to business partners in constructing data metrics, statistics, and analyses.

  • Ensures quality reports such as trend analysis are provided through executing data controls.  Performs triage of issues and using analyses techniques.

  • Leads and manages projects and/or small teams to support new initiatives or other automation efforts leveraging the Finance data assets and applications

  • Leads and contributes to the design and development of the Finance data strategy to support core finance functions and processes

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers and subject matter experts.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Experience working at a bank and in a Finance, Risk or equivalent function

  • Exposure to working on financial accounting, regulatory reporting (FDIC, FRB), or management reporting initiatives

  • A comprehensive understanding of banking products and data domains (loans, deposits, securities, etc.) is a plus

  • Experience working using relational databases/data marts

  • Excellent management and control of work flows to produce deliverables within required timeframes and quality standards.

  • Experience working on projects involving data sourcing, enrichment, and reporting

  • Has SQL or equivalent query skills and experience performing data analysis

  • Experience in managing or leading others preferred

  • Must have solid organizational skills, with the ability to handle complex projects in a multi-tasking environment and meet deadlines with quality results.

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: Accounting Finance Reference: 052093