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Risk Analyst Senior I at Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

$136,800.00 per year

Job Description:


Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Risk Analyst Senior I

This job is eligible for a hybrid schedule with some on-site work expected. The individual is expected to reside in the 1st District unless you were given an exception

As part of the Central Bank of the United States, the Boston Fed works to promote sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation. We contribute to communities, the region, and the nation by conducting economic research, participating in monetary policy-making, supervising certain financial institutions, providing financial services and payments, playing a leadership role in the payments industry, and supporting economic well-being in communities through a variety of efforts

The Applications Unit in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department (SRC) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has an opening for a Risk Analyst to analyze various applications filed by First District banks, bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies.  In analyzing such proposals, analysts assess the financial condition and managerial resources of the applicant, the competitive, regulatory and legal implications of the proposed transaction and the convenience and needs of the communities to be served. The unit will consider candidates with a wide-range of regulatory and legal review experience, from the legal, banking, regulatory and financial sector. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conduct regulatory, legal and financial analyses of financial institutions in the First District.  Research and propose resolutions to associated legal, regulatory and supervisory issues identified in connection with applications, notices, requests for determinations and other filings submitted by these institutions.

  • Document analyses relative to regulatory filings and research in support of new or proposed policies and/or procedures in well-developed written work products and present findings clearly and succinctly to peers, executives and external audiences. 

  • Lead the communications with internal Reserve Bank management and legal staff, Board staff, and external senior management or legal counsel of the applicants. 

  • Develop and maintain understanding of current laws/regulations, risk management practices, industry/economic trends and the responsibilities of other SRC units through continued formal and on-the-job learning and by providing direct analytical support to other functions as needed. 

  • Contribute to the achievement of department strategic objectives by participating in special Department or System level projects.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Analytical experience involving a multitude of data sources and trends, including regulatory and legal.

  • Familiarity with banking laws, regulations, policies, and procedures would also be preferable as applicants would be expected to support the applications function by providing interpretation and guidance in matters concerning the Bank Holding Company Act, Federal Reserve Act, Change in Bank Control Act, Home Owners Loan Act, Regulations H, K & Y, and other related laws and regulations. 

  • Demonstrates sound interpersonal skills, including political savvy, understanding the motivation and needs of others, remaining composed under pressure and negotiating within established parameters.

  • Ability to switch between actively participating in team-based work and has the diligence and self-motivation to work independently following sufficient training.

  • Possesses the ability to perform well on projects that have time-bound elements with a variety of stakeholders; exhibits sound time management, critical thinking and organizational skills.

Education and Experience

Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or the business equivalent of, the completion of an advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business plus a minimum of 2 years of job related experience. Given the legal and regulatory compliance review encompassed within the position, the unit will also consider JDs for the position with financial analysis experience, training or education.  A professional certification (e.g., CPA, CBA, or CFA) is a plus.

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

Full time

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First (United States of America)

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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