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Compliance Officer




United States-California-San Ramon

Job function





What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.
Position Summary
Responsible for supporting all activities associated with ensuring the Bank’s compliance with OFAC regulations and BOW’s Sanctions Policy requirements.
Position Accountabilities 
  • Functions as a production analyst, responsible for reviewing and properly dispositioning potential OFAC Sanctions match alerts using the various Bank’s sanctions screening systems
  • Participates in special projects in support of the Sanctions program and department
  • Performs Sanctions-related investigative reviews
  • Assists with the completion of monthly and ad hoc reporting requests, using the various case management and activity tracking tools
  • Works as a subject matter expert on OFAC/Sanctions laws and regulations, keeping abreast of all regulations and regulatory guidance
  • Supports the lines of business with all Sanctions Compliance-related inquiries including guidance with clearing alerts and transaction escalations
  • Assists in preparation for regulatory examinations
  • Performs special projects regarding Sanctions Compliance activities which may result in in-depth studies and analysis, including the preparation of Board level presentations
  • Participates, supports and leads specific Sanctions- related training for different employee groups. Supports development and delivery of Sanctions Compliance training
  • Gathers supporting documentation for all Sanctions Compliance audits and exams
  • Supports development and implementation of Sanctions compliance policies and procedures
  • Supports in the development and production of newsletters or other internal communications
  • Interacts with and supports the Bank’s business unit compliance groups and line of business staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education or Equivalent Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience       
 Required Experience
  • Two to four years OFAC/ Sanctions Compliance, internal audit, credit review, compliance, or regulatory experience
 Field of Experience
  • Strong knowledge of OFAC laws and regulations
  • Basic knowledge of general banking with an understanding of deposit, lending and alternative investment products
  • Strong interpersonal skills for coordination/liaison functions
  • Strong verbal/written skills  
Administrative/Technical Skills
  • Analytical and research
  • Bank and product knowledge
  • Compose letters/memorandums
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills
  • PC skills
  • Planning and organizing/time management
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent Written and verbal communication 

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.