• Senior Lending Compliance Manager

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    US-CA-San Francisco

    Senior Lending Compliance Manager

    San Francisco, CA


    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.


    Be Part of the Important Role Compliance Plays in the Bank!

    The Compliance Department at First Republic Bank is responsible for providing regulatory guidance to the business units of the Bank and for evaluating, tracking and reporting on compliance with the applicable regulations. The Compliance Department aims to provide superior risk-based compliance and process management service throughout the Company in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The Senior Lending Compliance Manager possesses strong knowledge of the consumer lending regulations and serves as a subject matter expert to the business lines.


    What you’ll do as a Senior Lending Compliance Manager:

    • Assist the Director of Lending Compliance in the day-to-day oversight and administration of the Bank’s compliance management system (“CMS”) for lending operations, consistent with the First Republic compliance culture and the fluidity and growth of First Republic Bank.
    • Ensure compliance by developing and maintaining expert, up-to-date knowledge of lending regulatory changes and amended laws in all aspects of consumer and business lending, including but not limited to loan origination and loan servicing operations.
    • Act as a knowledge resource for compliance-related matters and serve as a subject matter expert who is able to interpret, research and/or provide technical support to stakeholders in Bank business lines with regard to new and existing lending regulations and their impact on existing policy and business practices. Applicable regulations include, but are not limited to the following:
      • Flood Disaster Protection Act
      • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
      • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
      • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
      • Truth in Lending Act.
    • Develop excellent relationships and actively partner with business line stakeholders to provide consistent guidance and timely communication and to develop creative solutions and/or process improvements to ensure that new and existing loan products and programs comply with Bank policies and procedures and with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Participate in the development of department policies and/or procedures, as well as in the creation of tools, guides and other resource materials for the first line of defense.
    • Provide compliance input and support for all new products, delivery channels, and markets as well as for changes to proprietary systems, technologies and/or processes. Actively participate projects for and in internal testing of changes to the same.
    • Partner with the Bank’s Director of Learning and Development to assist in the development and delivery of bank-wide lending-related training, as needed.
    • Work with the Testing Team to validate testing review findings and propose creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems. Have the ability to execute the required actions in an effective manner.
    • Assist the first line in identifying and implementing remedial actions for identified findings and issues.
    • Review lending-related marketing collateral to assure all regulatory requirements are met prior to publication.
    • Participate as the Compliance representative in lending-related initiatives and special projects, as assigned.


    What skills you will use:

    • 5+ years of work experience in a financial institution or regulatory agency with primary focus on consumer lending regulations.
    • Strong technical knowledge of key Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve Board and other banking regulations including but not limited to Regulation B, TILA, RESPA, HMDA and FCRA.
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree. CRCM certification is Experience in bank lending operations is preferred.
    • Excellent project management skills, strong writing and analytical and ability to complete projects on time. Excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively deliver technical training.
    • Strong ability to work in a leadership role and influence peers. Must be able to work collaboratively with the supported businesses, providing guidance and administering policies/procedures as needed in a timely manner.
    • Experience in developing and implementing compliance, operational and systemic controls; also should be able to construct and execute tests of controls.
    • Strategic thinking with the matched ability to deliver compliance improvements and set best in class processes.
    • Self-starter and organized. Able to work independently without much supervision, solve problems, offer creative solutions, influence and drive results.
    • Strong research skills, advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and experience with on-line research systems including the Internet.


    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.


    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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