Banking Controls and Governance Senior Analyst

Business Services Knoxville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee


The FirstBank Senior Analyst, Banking Controls and Governance will support the Director of Banking Controls
and Governance and partner with business process owners within the traditional banking segment on
various controls and risk initiatives as well as business process transformation projects. Traditional
banking business units include, but are not limited to Credit, Branches and Markets, and Operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation to business process owners on risk assessment, internal control design and implementation, SOX, internal audit, and other business process projects.
  • Assist in the review of business processes and identify and develop processes and procedures that comply with internal audit, SOX, and Risk standards.
  • Assist with the performance of risk assessments of traditional banking processes.
  • Review business processes, controls, data, and reports with respective owners and identify gaps/opportunities for improvement.
  • Review remediation plans and perform follow-up activities on remediation of identified issues.
  • Provide feedback and communicate effectively with team members and the Director of Banking Controls and Governance regarding their work products.
  • Perform quality control reviews to ensure compliance with evaluation standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the recommendations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information as required by law and by Bank policy.
  • Maintain professional certification(s) and continue to develop and expand knowledge of the audit profession, bank regulatory issuances, our industry, and Company products and information through self-study, research, and continuing education efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Less than 25% travel required.

Education and/or Experience - Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • 3+ years of public accounting, internal or external audit, financial/risk-based consulting, or
    related experience
  • CPA or CIA designation preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and other software as needed
  • Experience conducting risk-based audits / advisory engagements
  • “Big 4” public accounting/consulting experience highly desirable
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to work and communicate effectively
    with business process owners
  • Ability to read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate documents such as policies, procedures,
    standards, financial information, and laws/regulations
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills
  • Ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and opportunities for
    process improvements and efficiency gains
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, responding to changing business priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited
    standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of inputs furnished in written, oral, diagram
    or schedule form.
  • Knowledge of COSO framework and ability to apply concepts.
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively with team members, and independently with limited
  • Demonstrated integrity and judgment within a professional environment
  • A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas
  • Ability to work independently, manage work based on project plans and deadlines, and
    proactively communicate delays and challenges
  • Able to work in a high growth environment
  • Have flexibility in adjusting to change


FirstBank does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and staffing firms. Recruitment agencies and consultants may not submit resumes directly to managers. FirstBank will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement as an approved vendor. FirstBank in an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability.