Internal Audit Analyst, Data Analytics and Automation

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.

The Audit, Risk, Compliance and Legal groups support First Republic’s business objectives by systematically improving the effectiveness of its risk management, control, and governance processes. We own and administer these processes while educating our colleagues to best support them. Our mission is to promote a culture of compliance and to be the best partner we can to our business stakeholders.


As a member of our Internal Audit Team, the Internal Audit Analyst, Data Analytics and Automation will contribute to developing and maturing the data analytics capabilities of the Data Analytics and Automation program of Internal Audit. The role will focus on meeting the data analytics needs for the Internal Audit department including internal audit planning, fieldwork, and reporting, validation of the Bank’s key risk indicators, and monitoring of new and emerging risks. The role will work closely with the audit teams within the Internal Audit department, as well as the Bank’s Information Technology groups, Enterprise Data and Client Insights group, and other lines of business, as necessary, to facilitate the completion of data analytics engagements.


What you’ll do as a Internal Audit Analyst, Data Analytics and Automation:

  • Execute on assigned data analytics engagements and components of Internal Audit’s Data Analytics and Automation program, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Apply a logical and methodical approach for identifying, prioritizing, and implementing data analytics ideas that support risk assessments, internal audit engagements, and continuous monitoring activities.
  • Participate in planning, organization, and completion of engagements, communicating progress and risks periodically, while observing escalation procedures throughout the engagements.
  • Provide support in developing the infrastructure for data analytics, including building Extract-Load-Transform processes and data pipelines.
  • Extract and analyze data from the Bank’s data warehouse and enterprise data marts using Snowflake and/or Python, and visualize analysis results in Tableau.
  • Prepare the necessary presentations, solution documentation, user guides, and demonstration materials for developed solutions, allowing Internal Audit users to better understand, apply, and use developed solutions; gain support for adoption of developed solutions through effective communication, presentation, and persuasion skills.
  • Monitor existing data analytics solutions, and support maintenance and issue resolution.
  • Ensure the overall quality, consistency, risk management, and adherence to department and professional standards for engagements.
  • Be recognized as a data analytics champion, while developing and maintaining strong and collaborative working relationships with various teams within the Bank, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services, helping management achieve objectives, and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain professional certification(s) and continue to develop and expand knowledge of data analytics, risk management, the audit profession, Information Technology, bank regulatory issuances, our industry, and Company products and information through self-study, research, and continuing education efforts.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in developing data analytics solutions, business intelligence solutions, or related technical experience
  • BA/BS in Information Systems Administration, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and DBMS such as SQL Server or Snowflake
  • Demonstrated ability to write, implement, and troubleshoot SQL queries and provide specifications for extracting data from systems of record, data warehouses, and data marts
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python or R
  • Working knowledge of visualization tools such as Tableau or Microsoft Power BI
  • Exposure to statistics, and machine learning concepts and techniques
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work and communicate with IT and business counterparts
  • Good interpersonal skills to develop collaborative working relationships with the audit teams and business counterparts
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter who excels at learning new technologies, processes, and business functions


What skills would be nice to have:

  • Advanced degree or professional certification, such as CIA, CISSP, CISA, CPA, or relevant technical or developer certifications
  • Strong background in auditing techniques and/or computer control environments
  • “Big 4” public accounting or consulting experience
  • Banking or finance experience
  • Internal audit, risk management, or compliance experience


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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