Internal Auditor - Compliance (Hybrid)


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, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is a hybrid role.  Employees are required 2 days a week in the office, 3 days remote.
Common goals, uncommon potential
As an Internal Auditor – Compliance and a member of our Internal Audit team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Bank’s compliance, wealth management, loan operations, deposit operations and other lines of business to ensure appropriate control design and test control effectiveness across organizational processes. You will assist with the planning and execution of internal audits, including consideration of applicable regulatory requirements, as well as providing consultation on risks and controls throughout the Bank and its subsidiaries. This role has the option to be located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York.
What you’ll do as an Internal Auditor – Compliance:
- Assist in the planning of key audit segments by reviewing available information and data, assessing both risk and regulatory requirements, and designing audit programs.
- Administer and execute internal audits, including audit team planning; setting up, administering and leading meetings; general administration such as coordinating with the Audit Administrator for workspace, badges and logistics; performing audit fieldwork using appropriate auditing methodologies and data analysis; effectively leading resources assigned to audit projects; monitoring the inflow and review of audit requests and work papers for quality and adherence to standards within the audit management tool; assisting in report writing; ensuring the timely issuance of reports; and validating the remediation of audit findings.
- Assist external stakeholders, including external auditors, by responding to general audit questions and queries about Internal Audit work, assisting in the annual confirmation process, and providing other support as needed.
- Develop draft audit reports by identifying and gathering support for potential issues, ensuring that findings are appropriately documented, and recommending value-added solutions.
- Ensure the overall quality and consistency of the audit process, ensure appropriate risk management and adherence to department and professional standards, and identify opportunities for audit process improvement.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with business unit managers.
- Remain current and build your knowledge of regulatory requirements that impact the organization, as well as knowledge of internal control, accounting, business, and Bank products and information.
- Assist in special projects and audit projects that are not finance or operations related as needed.


You could be a great fit if you have:
- A bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Two or more years of audit experience with a public accounting firm or in an internal audit role within the banking or financial services industry
- Sound knowledge of and experience in internal audit methodologies, as well as knowledge of banking and the finance industry
- Internal control or risk management experience
- The ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains
- Self-motivation and the ability to learn new processes and business functions quickly
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
- A strong detail orientation and excellent organizational skills
- A creative approach to problem solving in a dynamic, team-oriented environment
- Advanced-level skills with Microsoft Office applications
- Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
- Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Examiner, Certified Fraud Examiner, etc. (preferred)
- A demonstrated ability to provide extraordinary service and a commitment to further the First Republic 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.
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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