• Senior Specialist, Lending Services Internal Control

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    US-CA-San Francisco

    Senior Specialist, Lending Services Internal Control

    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

    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.


    Lending Services is looking for a dynamic risk and/or audit professional to join our Risk and Internal Control team.  As an Internal Control Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting with operational risk management within the various functions of Lending Services in order to determine the greatest areas of risk and ensure that they are adequately mitigated. We are looking for someone who has a passion for delivering and improving our customer service to every manager and colleague. The candidate must have excellent attention to detail, feel comfortable working with various levels of staff/management, possess the ability to make adjustments to workflows and re-prioritize workload based on fluctuating deadlines. Our ideal candidate is highly organized with strong analytical skills, decision-making capabilities, problem solving and project management skills, as well as the ability to build strong working relationship.


    What you'll do as a Senior Specialist, Internal Control:

    • Serve as the liaison between Lending Services and internal/external groups, which include but not limited to Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance, BSA/AML, Information Security, Vendor Management, and all other relevant regulatory bodies, in the facilitation of collaborative and timely reviews and audits by ensuring documentation/research requests are appropriately handled and exceptions are promptly communicated and addressed by internal staff/management
    • Manage the issue tracking program by performing monthly reporting on issue status, conducting issue remediation testing, and performing ongoing follow up on outstanding issues
    • Coordinate periodic certifications and/or assertions which include, but are not limited to, the SOX program and the Business Continuity program
    • Act as a risk and control SME on internal process development/change initiatives. Consult with various Lending Services groups on process implementation and/or change initiatives to ensure that a strong control environment is maintained
    • Assist in the review and evaluation of the Lending Services Targeted Reviews, including, but not limited to, designing audit programs, conducting control/transaction testing, and communicating results    
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities specific to department functions and activities or as 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


    What skills you will use:

    • Requires 3 or more years of experience in audit, risk management, or related field or any combination of experience and education which indicates possession of knowledge and abilities
    • 1 – 2 years of experience in lending or financial services strongly preferred.
    • Undergraduate degree preferred
    • Excellent attention to details and accuracy of data, ability to prioritize and follow through on requests
    • Demonstrates initiative, seeks and identifies opportunities as they arise
    • Asks appropriate questions to identify the needs and expectations of others
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with all levels of an organization
    • Familiarity with MS Office products (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Visio); Archer or other enterprise risk management tools experience preferred
    • Must be flexible, able to change direction quickly, and comfortable in dealing with ambiguity at times
    • Provides extraordinary service that furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values
    • Be able to have fun in a positive and professional environment!


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