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IT Controls & Governance Officer

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Job Description Summary

Resource will define, maintain and work with IT teams to oversee the implementation of policies and procedures.  They will represent IT in relevant audit meetings and assist the IT groups in closing findings.  Define and maintain controls and ensure support in handling remediation efforts, assessments, new standards and documentation and on-going maintenance, strengthening controls and alignment with IT governance.  
 Job Description 
• To coordinate and support IT in implementing any Operational and Technology Risk and Control assessment or program or initiative. Manage the scope and the calendar, facilitate the assessments/implementation, ensure action plan follow-up.
• To coordinate the risks identification and action plan follow-up.
• To coordinate and promote the identification and recording of historical operational risk incidents.
• To provide action plans for FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, attend and participate in Cybersecurity meetings and workshops, provide IT metrics, track IT Cybersecurity related findings and declaratives.
• To identify and report/escalation alerts on issues related to Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk.
• To contribute to any Operational and Technology Risk and Internal Control and statement/reporting.
• To actively participate in automation efforts to enhance current reporting processes for KRI/KPI and risk and control posture.
• To work in close collaboration / liaise with Operational and Technology Risk and Audit teams (2nd and 3rd lines of Defense, and contribute to 1st LOD governance structure and operational practices.

Required Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field strongly preferred; 
• Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
• CISA, CRISC, CIA, CPA, CISM, CISSP or other related risk and control certification is an asset.

Required Experience
• Familiarity with GRC (governance, risk, compliance) methodologies, tools and enablers in the financial services sector
• IT and financial services industry experience required
• Experience writing and managing IT policies and procedures throughout their lifecycle
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong computer skills including MSOffice (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Visio) and Sharepoint preferred
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver quality work product in a timely fashion in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with a focus on quality, completeness and accuracy
• The ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
• The ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly changing business and technical environment
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of various compliance and regulatory areas (e.g. SOX, FFIEC)
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Education
  • Bachelor's Degree Business Administration or related field

Skills
  • To be the main point of contact and interface in CBG for 2LOD, 3LOD and Reg Relations regarding the management of all audits and their related issues/findings.
  • To work directly with CBG 1LOD Head in assisting him on various regulatory, risk or other projects as needed.
  • To coordinate and support Business Groups in managing their issues and findings, whether self-identified or assigned by internal or external parties.
  • To work with the assigned Business Group affected by audit results to ensure that appropriate responsible parties are identified and that remediation plans are implemented by the agreed upon due dates.
  • To support the assigned Business Group to respond to Regulatory / Audit inquiries and coordinate evidence gathering.
  • To coordinate and promote the identification and recording of self-identified issues.
  • To identify and report/escalation alerts early enough on any findings or issues that bear the risk of being remediated late or not being remediated satisfactorily.
  • To work in close collaboration / Liaise with Compliance, Risk, Audit and Reg Relations teams, and contribute to 1st LOD governance structure, organization and efficiency regarding the management of issues and findings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

CBG: Church Lending
  • Strong knowledge of commercial lending policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of commercial loan operations
  • Strong knowledge of Bank products, including loans, deposits, capital markets, etc.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

Equipment Finance:
  • Strong knowledge of commercial leasing
  • Strong knowledge of laws specific to commercial leasing
  • Strong knowledge of operational risk assessment and monitoring
  • Act as EFD liaison to the CBG Basel team (WMG)
  • BancWest Investment Services (BWIS)
  • Series 7, 24, 65 (or 66) required
  • Knowledge of FINRA and SEC rules and regulations
  • Previous financial services industry experience preferred
  • Ability to resolve problems and make rule-based decision

HR
  • Technical skills : Risk culture
  • Understanding of regulatory and internal control aspects
  • Understanding the bank organization and governance Control skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthetize data
  • General knowledge of Compliance, Operational Risk and Permanent Control
  • General knowledge of HR would be a plus
  • Data analysis skills set
  • Core competencies: Discretion / Confidentiality culture
  • Risk management capacities
  • Analytical skills
  • Rigour and accuracy
  • Competence for synthesis
  • Capacity to report and inform
  • Ease for communication
  • Collaborative approach

CBG Controls & Governance team (1LOD)
  • Responsible for taking a lead role in assisting CBG and all its businesses to ensure that all the issues and findings assigned to CBG and its business units, whether internally or by outside parties, are properly identified, accepted, recorded, monitored and remediated by the due dates, in coordination with all issue/finding owners in CBG. To be the main point of contact and interface in CBG for 2LOD, 3LOD and Reg Relations regarding the management of all audits and their related issues/findings. To work directly with CBG 1LOD Head in assisting him on various regulatory, risk or other projects as needed.
  • To coordinate and support Business Groups in managing their issues and findings, whether self-identified or assigned by internal or external parties.
  • To work with the assigned Business Group affected by audit results to ensure that appropriate responsible parties are identified and that remediation plans are implemented by the agreed upon due dates.
  • To support the assigned Business Group to respond to Regulatory / Audit inquiries and coordinate evidence gathering.
  • To coordinate and promote the identification and recording of self-identified issues.
  • To identify and report/escalation alerts early enough on any findings or issues that bear the risk of being remediated late or not being remediated satisfactorily.
  • To work in close collaboration / Liaise with Compliance, Risk, Audit and Reg Relations teams, and contribute to 1st LOD governance structure, organization and efficiency regarding the management of issues and findings.
  • To Support Controls and Governance (C&G) First Line of Defense activities focused on Client Acceptance Committee (CAC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Implementation, Reg W, Gifts and Entertainment, and Training.
  • Position will also help support Regulatory, Audit, CIT, and Self-Identified Issues and findings for first line guidance.

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-Arizona-TempeJob Type: Full-timeJob: Risk Management