Business Continuity and Internal Control Analyst

ID
2021-14312
Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco
Category
Lending

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 

 

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

In Lending Services, we document, fund, and service all loans for First Republic. We’re also responsible for servicing investor and collateral loan portfolios, as well as responding to client and loan team inquiries. Lending Services provides operational support in streamlining workflow processes, driving product development, and providing training, lending compliance support, and professional development resources. Additionally, we provide operational risk and internal control oversight, support lending-based systems and vendors, and manage technology projects across First Republic product lines.

 

As a Business Continuity and Internal Control Analyst, you will develop, implement, and maintain the business continuity plan and procedures for Lending Services, as well as making sure that all team members are aware of their roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency or disaster. In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to First Republic’s ability to continue critical operations and recover from an unplanned disruption.

 

What you’ll do as a Business Continuity and Internal Control Analyst:

 

Business Continuity

Develop, implement, and maintain the business continuity and event management program for Lending Services including business continuity and business resumption planning and recovery exercises, and leading disaster recovery and crisis management efforts for Lending Services.

  • Analyze and strategize business continuity and impact planning based on Lending Services personnel, processes and systems. 
  • Conduct actual event impact analysis and liaise with Lending Services Management to assess risks and impacts and identify action steps on loan origination pipeline and collateral tracking, etc.  
  • Develop business resumption strategy for key processes, including processes performed in-house and those by third party services providers/vendors.
  • Design and conduct disaster recovery testing for key Lending Services processes.
  • Develop and provide communication and training to enhance awareness by Lending Services staff on business continuity best practices and protocol.
  • Liaise with corporate Business Continuity Program office to ensure enterprise requirements are met and satisfied.
  • Ensure related Lending Services procedures are maintained and up-to-date.

 

Vendor Management 

Lead and maintain vendor management efforts for Lending Services by partnering with the corporate Vendor Management office on new vendor onboarding, ongoing monitoring and/or termination of vendor contracts.

  • Partner with corporate Vendor Management office and Contract Relationship Owners to ensure all due diligence requirements are met.
  • Drive development and change efforts to ensure adequate monitoring is in place for key vendors and service level expectations are established and monitored.
  • Partner with Lending Services management and various functional groups across the enterprise, including but not limited to Information Security, Vendor Management, etc. to evaluate risks and impacts to Lending Services processes during adverse vendor events and drive remediation efforts.
  • Develop and present vendor management updates to Lending Services management.  
  • Ensure related Lending Services procedures are maintained and up-to-date.

Internal Control

  • Liaise with the Bank’s Internal or external auditors or examiners to ensure timely and successful business continuity, vendor management and/or other operational audits and reviews, including fulfilling audit inquiries or requests and providing verbal and written communications/updates to auditors and Lending Services management.
  • Conduct analysis on risk events, including understanding and conducting root cause analysis and reporting results to Internal Control Director, partnering with business process owners to identify remediation plan as needed.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities specific to department functions and activities or as assigned by supervisor.

 

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years of business continuity planning experience
  • Three to five years of experience in loan operations or related lending experience
  • A strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio, and experience administering SharePoint sites
  • The ability to review and analyze data reports and manuals
  • The ability to successfully manage projects of a varied and complex nature
  • Strong analytical, process and people skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work proactively and operate accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with variable deadlines
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.

 

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

 

We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.

 

If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.

 

First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.

 

For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers?in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.

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