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Senior Audit Manager Vice President Credit Review / Credit amp Counterparty Audit

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Bank of the West

San Ramon, CA

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Senior Audit Manager (Vice President), Credit Review / Credit & Counterparty Audit


Asset Management

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What set 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.

Senior Audit Manager (Vice President), Credit Review / Credit & Counterparty Audit

Job Description Summary

The Inspection Group, as the Bank's periodic control function (i.e., third line of defense), independently assesses the effectiveness of the permanent control function (i.e., first and second lines of defense) to identify, measure, monitor, and control risks. The Senior Audit Manager, Credit Review / Credit & Counterparty Audit (CCA) is fully responsible for and knowledgeable on the day-to-day audit delivery for complex, integrated credit review / audit assignments. The CCA team fulfills the responsibilities of the Credit Review (or Loan Review) function of the Bank, as defined by the 2006 Interagency Guidance on Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL).

Essential Job Functions

1. Manages, directs, mentors, trains and evaluates assigned staff.

2. Leads large and complicated, integrated credit review / audits as the Head of Assignment. Responsible for the related audit scoping, planning, evaluating, reporting, and supervising.

3. Understands the underlying risks applicable to the area of audit responsibilities through continuous monitoring activities. Requires strong credit risk, audit, compliance, banking, and/or product knowledge. Expected to be subject area expert in at least one specific skillset, business, areas or products.

4. In particular, the position holder is required to possess expertise in large Commercial and Industrial (C&I) credits including Leveraged Lending, and would ideally possess relevant experience in international banking and cross-border deals.

5. Reviews and prepares ongoing risk assessment s of the Bank's business platforms (auditable entities).

6. Completes audit recommendation validation work or 2nd level of supervisory review over complex and non-complex findings.

7. Communicates effectively, clearly, concisely, and accurately using written and verbal communications with all levels of management.

8. Mentors and develops necessary talent to achieve credit / audit discipline and functional and strategic objectives.

9. Manages assignments to ensure BNP Paribas Inspection Generale and Bank of the West Inspection Group policies and procedures are adhered to on audit assignments.

10. Contributes to the Board, Audit Committee, or Management reporting on an as needed basis.


Performs other duties as assigned.



• Bachelor's Degree in applicable and related field - Required

• Master's/Advanced Degree in applicable and related field , ideally MBA - Preferred

• License(s) or Certifications in CIA, CISA, CPA, CAMS, and/or CRCM - Preferred

• Strong credit background and expertise is a key requirement. Additionally, experience in credit review and/or credit audit is highly desirable.

• In particular, the position holder is required to possess expertise in large Commercial and Industrial (C&I) credits including Leveraged Lending, and would ideally possess relevant experience in international banking and cross-border deals.

• The candidate should possess broad management knowledge to manage and lead project teams.

• 10-15 years minimum prior relevant experience.

• Primary focus of role is on day-to-day operational execution, with some contribution to broader planning within area of expertise. 40% Tactical/60% Transactional.

• Works and collaborates with others to assure that Inspection Group objectives are successfully attained.

• Maintains current knowledge on industry developments affected areas of assigned responsibilities.

• Required expertise in Credit and Counterparty Activities

o Commercial and industrial lending; commercial real estate; trade finance; consumer lending; financial statement analysis; loan underwriting and structure; valuation; highly-leverage transactions; accounting standards; Uniform Commercial Code; capital markets and other non-traditional credit areas including off-balance sheet credit risk; etc. (track record in 1 st line underwriting and/or 2 nd line credit risk management / adjudication is required).

• Demonstrable strengths in one or more of the following:

• Bank Audit Activities

o Banking laws and regulations; region and branch banking operations; asset and liability management; treasury (including derivatives); lending (including evaluation of loan loss reserve, syndication desk, and other real estate owned); Allowance for Loan & Lease Losses); related systems and models; etc.

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.


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Bank of the West is a financially strong, well-capitalized and prudently managed FDIC-insured bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corporation, the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world. Our bank's stability and development have been sustained through a strong focus on sound, conservative banking practices and a superior level of customer service. Bank of the West employs a business model that lets the bank make service-focused decisions–about credit, products and other aspects of its operations—as quickly, consistently and as close to the customer as possible. The bank operates distinct units to provide a range of superior services — Commercial Banking, Regional Banking, National Finance and Wealth Management.

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