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Senior Bank Financial Analyst III

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

IT, Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of BostonWorking at the Federal Reserve Bank positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It is a challenge that demands the skills of a financial service professional and the intelligence of an academic—all combined with a passion for public service.

This job is eligible for a hybrid schedule with some on-site work expected.

Senior Bank Financial Analyst III

Job Summary

The Credit Risk Management (CRM) Unit of the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) has an opening for a Senior Bank Financial Analyst III. The CRM Unit contributes to FRBB’s mission to promote sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation by effectively serving as a source of liquidity to depository institutions (DIs) by extending overnight credit to qualifying DIs through the Discount Window, providing emergency credit to the financial system during times of market stress, and administering the Board of Governors’ Payment System Risk policy governing the use of intraday credit. Our lending activities assist the Board and the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee in implementing monetary policy.

The CRM Unit manages the credit risk posed by intraday and overnight credit exposure by (i) monitoring the condition of DIs, taking actions to mitigate the risk posed by those that pose heightened risk to the Reserve Bank and/or the financial industry, and coordinating DI failures; and (ii) ensuring that all extensions of credit are secured to the satisfaction of the Reserve Bank by making ongoing determinations as to the acceptability and valuation/margining of collateral pledged by DIs. Additionally, we actively contribute to System and local policy initiatives, and, on behalf of the System, lead those relating to collateral eligibility and valuation.

Staff in this position are responsible for performing complex analyses and compliance work in support of CRM strategic initiatives, including Reserve Bank counterparty credit risk management, lending activities, and/or determining adherence to regulatory/policy standards, identifying and advising management on lending and collateral policy issues, and participating in local or Federal Reserve System projects, workgroups and strategic initiatives.

The position and job description posted is for a Senior Risk Analyst III. However, you will be placed into an appropriate level within the Risk Analyst family based on your degree of knowledge and experience.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Produce well supported risk analysis that involves independently synthesizing multiple sources of information to assess financial/safety and soundness, systemic, legal and reputational risks for First District depository institutions.

  • Identify emerging issues and trends in external market factors, analyze relevant facts and events driving more complex problems, assess the potential impact on various dimensions of credit risk, applying an integrated risk management approach, and effectively communicate issues, trends, and associated risks.

  • Develop and maintain an advanced understanding of CRM policies, processes, and procedures, as well as the relevant credit and legal risk issues, and brief others on related developments in the banking industry.

  • Analyze legal issues related to lending agreements and the perfection of security interests in pledged loans and securities under the Uniform Commercial Code, consulting in-house legal counsel as necessary.

  • Manage projects effectively where guidance is unclear, adjusting quickly to new and different priorities, including adjusting and realigning scope, assignments, deliverables, and deadlines.

  • Routinely interact with internal and System-level colleagues, Reserve Bank management and external contacts, including senior management of banking institutions.

  • Participate in cross-functional Department or System-level initiatives.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Master's degree in Finance, Economics or a related discipline

  • 7+ years of job-related bank financial analysis and/or bank compliance experience.

  • Understanding of Safety and Soundness in Bank is highly preferred.

Key Competencies

  • Very strong critical thinking traits, including analytical, problem solving, and decision-making capabilities when guidance is unclear. Ability to influence others and build relationships with peers in other Supervision, Regulation and Credit units, other Reserve Banks and the Board.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills, including ability to develop tailored, concise, and effective oral and written correspondence for both internal and external audiences.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines, and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong team orientation.

  • Commitment to furthering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

  • Awareness of policies, practices, trends, and technologies affecting the banking industry generally, and understanding of the implications of changing business and market conditions.

  • Thinking outside the box to develop creative solutions to emerging problems.

  • Understanding functional area data sources and competently using established tools, Microsoft Excel, and other advanced tools as appropriate to analyze the information.

The Federal Reserve Bank is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements.

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. All candidates must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

Full Time / Part Time

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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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