Senior Analyst, Accounting Policy

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, 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 at First Republic. 


Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.

In Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, we’re responsible for researching and interpreting accounting/regulatory guidance and assisting Accounting and other stakeholders in applying the guidance to financial transactions/financial reports. We’re also responsible for accounting policies and producing external and internal financial reports, including 10-Q/K disclosures.


The Senior Analyst will be involved in monitoring accounting standards activity, implementing new accounting/regulatory guidance, interpreting and applying the guidance to complex transactions, and drafting technical accounting memos. The Senior Analyst will also be responsible for updating accounting policies and performing ad-hoc technical accounting research related to accounting/financial reporting topics.   


What you’ll do as a Senior Analyst, Financial Reporting:


  • Work with other team members in Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy, Accounting, Finance, Credit Administration, Loan Servicing, and other business units on implementation of new accounting/regulatory guidance, including writing memos and various aspects of project management.
  • Research and provide guidance on accounting and financial reporting issues.
  • Prepare schedules and disclosures in accordance with SEC or FDIC requirements and organize/maintain applicable supporting documentation for every filing.
  • Lead or assist with ad-hoc accounting/financial reporting projects.
  • Update and maintain documentation with respect to internal controls over financial reporting (Sarbanes Oxley). Interact with independent auditors; coordinate audit requests.
  • Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities.
  • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.



You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • At least 3 years of experience (equivalent to at least 3 busy seasons) at a Big 4 (external audit) or mix public accounting/technical accounting experience.
  • Banking experience preferred.
  • CPA required.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to problem solving and ability to learn systems (reporting, record keeping, etc.) and processes quickly.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Oracle and Hyperion experience a plus.
  • Workiva experience a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivation and a strong interest in accounting and reporting issues.
  • Team player mindset.
  • Drive to provide extraordinary service and further First Republic Bank culture and values.


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.


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