• Internal Auditor – Finance/Operations

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco

    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

    The Audit, Compliance and Legal & Risk group supports 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.



    Common goals, uncommon potential

    An Internal Auditor - Finance/Operations is a key member of the Internal Audit team who plans and conducts audits and provides control consultation on financial, operational, and security risks and controls throughout the Bank and its subsidiaries, including the operating system, network, systems applications and databases.


    What you’ll do as an Internal Auditor - Finance/Operations:

    • Assist in the planning stages for assigned segments of audits by reviewing available information and data, assessing both risk and regulatory requirements, and proposing audit procedures.

    • Assist in executing financial and operational audits including, but not limited to, (a) audit planning, (b) scheduling meetings, (c) general administration such as coordinating with Audit Administrator for workspace, badges, and logistics, (d) execute detailed testing in audit fieldwork using appropriate auditing methodologies and data analysis, (e) monitoring inflow of audit requests, f) ensuring that all required documentation is uploaded to the audit management tool (Accelus), (g) attending weekly audit status meetings, (h) assisting in report writing, and (i) validating the remediation of audit findings.

    • Assist Internal Audit Management in providing responses to general audit questions, supporting their efforts to rely on Internal Audit work as needed.

    • Assist in developing draft audit reports by identifying and gathering support for potential issues, ensuring findings are appropriately documented and recommending value-added solutions.

    • Ensure the overall quality, consistency, risk management and adherence to department and professional standards and identify opportunities for audit process improvement.

    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with business unit management.

    • Remain current and increase knowledge of regulatory requirements that impact the organization, as well as in the areas of internal control, accounting, business, company products and company information.

    • Support management initiatives and perform administrative responsibilities as needed.

    • Assist in special projects and non-finance and operations related audit projects as needed; perform other duties as assigned.

    • Perform 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) who enters into a relationship with the Bank is known and verified.


    You could be a great fit if you have:

    • 2+ years of demonstrated internal control or risk management related experience
    • Experience in Internal Audit, and understanding of Internal Audit standards and requirements (e.g. IIA Standards)
    • Internal control or risk management related experience
    • Knowledge of banking and financial industry
    • BS/BA degree in related field
    • Self-starter who excels at learning new processes and business functions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills
    • Ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains
    • Creative approach to problem solving in a dynamic environment
    • Advanced skill levels with Microsoft Office applications
    • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
    • Professional certifications, such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc. are preferred
    • Team oriented
    • History of providing extraordinary service
    • Furthers the 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.

    Are you a good fit?

    Are you willing to take initiative and make decisions?  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.   


    Apply now

    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. Come join us!   


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.


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