Internal Audit Senior Manager - Information Technology

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US-CA-San Francisco


Internal Audit Senior Manager - Information Technology

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.

As a member of our Internal Audit Team, the Internal Audit Senior Manager – Information Technology (IT) will work closely with the leadership of the Bank’s various Information Technology groups and other lines of business to assess risks and evaluate the design and effectiveness of controls across organizational processes. 


The Internal Audit Senior Manager - IT will be responsible for overseeing planning and execution of Information Technology audits and providing consultation on risk management and control environment throughout the Bank and its subsidiaries.


What you'll do as an Internal Audit Senior Manager - Information Technology:

  • Take a lead role in developing and implementing an annual IT audit plan by assessing all relevant risk factors, considering management’s expectations of Internal Audit’s strategic involvement throughout the organization and with outside vendors.
  • Assist in defining, refining, implementing and maintaining the Company’s audit process, including department standards and procedures that will be overseen by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee and manage IT audits with minimal oversight, including managing the identification and analysis of risks, planning and prioritization of audit work, and the execution of audits; reviewing findings and recommendations, audit results, and audit work papers; socializing audit results with appropriate management; and preparing audit reports.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple audit engagements as well as administrative activities such as budgets, resource scheduling and coordination, internal policy development, and others.
  • Be recognized as a leader, management consultant and internal controls expert; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with technology and business partners, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services, help management ensure objectives are achieved, and enhance stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Liaise with and represent the Internal Audit department to external parties, including regulators and external auditors. Also, manage co-sourced audit relationships.
  • Support the strategic initiatives and the data analytics program of the department by identifying and implementing innovative practices in risk assessment and auditing.
  • Assist in recruiting, screening, hiring, developing and mentoring staff, including career-counseling support by sharing information among the Internal Audit group, transferring knowledge and providing instruction/guidance as appropriate. Foster and maintain the Bank’s core values and team morale.
  • Ensure the overall quality, consistency, risk management and adherence to department and professional standards for IT audits, identifying opportunities for audit process improvement and integration among the financial/operational, compliance, and IT audit processes.
  • Maintain professional certification(s) and continue to develop and expand knowledge of the audit profession, information systems, bank regulatory issuances, our industry, and Company products and information through self-study, research, and continuing education efforts.
  • Act as a leader among the management team, to ensure collaboration, teamwork, and coordination.

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:

  • At least 10 years of experience in risk management and internal controls, with a minimum of 5 years in an audit management capacity.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing talent, including career and professional development of direct reports.
  • BS/BA degree required; related technical field is preferred.
  • Professional certification, such as CISSP, CIA, CISA, CISM, CPA, is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in information technology audit, systems design and management, security, and client server technologies.
  • Ability to work in a high growth environment; effectively manage processes and staff through change.
  • Banking experience (a strong plus).
  • Understanding of security software, database technology, applications and Internet technologies.
  • Demonstrated strong project management and organization skills with successful experience in concurrently managing multiple projects at varying levels of technical difficulty.
  • Ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to work and communicate with technical resources as well as business process owners.
  • Excellent ability to review documentation with attention to quality.
  • Self-starter mindset; excels at learning new processes and business functions.
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment.
  • Knowledge of FFIEC IT Examination Handbook, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT, ITIL, SWIFT, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and COSO control frameworks.
  • Drive to provide extraordinary service and further 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.
  • Must be able to travel as position requires.
  • May be required to lift 25-50 lbs.

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.


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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