Bank of the West Controls & Governance Program Manager in San Ramon, California
Controls & Governance Program Manager
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Job Description Summary
Responsible for taking a lead role in supporting, executing and managing deliverables ensuring that the first line of defense business units effectively manage operational, compliance and enterprise risk leveraging a risk based approach within the risk appetite. Role scope spans all aspects of risk management and compliance but is specifically focused on governance documents (policies/procedures), regulatory applicability & change implementation, and training.
Through the development of relationships across 1st line business partners, as well as 2nd and 3rd line of defense, supports the business unit process owners and process managers to maintain an adequate and effective program ensuring the Bank is in full compliance with all banking laws, rules, regulations, and internal policies, procedures and processes.
Essential Job Functions
Role scope spans all aspects of risk management and compliance but is specifically focused on governance documents (policies/procedures), regulatory applicability & change implementation, and training
Supports activities including, but not limited to, for Governance: Enterprise Compliance Policy & Business Unit Procedure Alignment, serving as Policy Administrator for the business units, procedure renewal management, providing stakeholder reviews of enterprise policies in coordination with team risk advisors, drafting of business unit procedures, reviewing business unit procedures, review of business unit procedures to determine ownership at the appropriate level of the organization, and create procedures at the appropriate level of the organization
Supports activities including, but not limited to, for Compliance: regulatory applicability for new and changed aspects and associated impact assessments and implementation
Supports activities including, but not limited to, for Training: gaining deep knowledge of supported business unit operations to ensure the appropriate training is assignment to team members and support overall compliance training initiatives
Executes risk management and compliance framework including risk assessment, identification, monitoring, mitigation, remediation, reporting and escalation and centralized reviews to effectiveness and efficiency of business unit internal controls
Maintains detailed and efficient status and documentation for all in scope activities for the business units, 1LOD, and 2LOD
Other Job Duties
Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with changing business risk appetite, dynamic regulatory, operational risk requirements, and/or industry best practices; and activities meet timeframe standards
Coordination with different bank compliance and internal control streams business units Directs and monitors the daily, weekly, monthly, annual and periodic activities associated with an independent Level 1 Control function. Ensures activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with regulatory, the Bank's Framework, and/or industry best practices timeframes.
Partner with process owners and process managers to identify and drive process improvements in highly complex and risk areas to maximize efficiency, quality and customer experience
Driven to meet or exceed specific goals and objectives as quickly as possible; focused on results and will leverage resources available and solve problems creatively to get the job done
Performs ongoing oversight of operational business unit controls and the control environment
Executes ongoing monitoring for compliance requirements
Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to the design and implementation of operational and compliance activities so they are dynamic with new regulatory, corporate, and process requirements
Prepares and distributes regular/special management reports on regulatory and operational risk compliance and the department's activities. Compiles data for analysis or dashboards. Maintains current knowledge of operational risk management and regulatory compliance requirements for financial institutions. Attends professional seminars and participates in Bank and industry operational risk management and regulatory compliance practitioner groups.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.
May have deep knowledge of project management.
Experience in developing, writing, and communicating policies and procedures
Thorough knowledge of banking operational risk management and industry practices
Thorough knowledge of banking and related laws and regulations
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.
Job: Risk Management
Location: United States-California-San Ramon
Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-San Francisco
Requisition ID: 056403