Senior Large Bank Examiner - Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of ChicagoThe Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s (FRB-C) Large Financial Banking Organizations Division (LFBO) within the Supervision and Regulation (S&R) Department, is comprised of banking risk specialists who supervise the largest, most complex domestic and foreign banking organizations within the 7th District. Members of the Large Bank Supervision job family provide supervisory oversight through continuous monitoring and examination activity by engaging with institution executives who have a deep knowledge of their functional or risk area. LFBO is seeking candidates for a position focusing on the assessment of corporate governance and enterprise risk management at a large and complex financial institution.

The Senior Large Bank Examiner leverages specialty expertise to proactively identify risks through on-and off-site examination and monitoring activities to ensure the institution is operating in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The individual also independently performs research and provides comprehensive verbal and written analyses. Additionally, as a member of a large bank dedicated supervisory team, the individual will participate in assessing the institution's risk and control practices across other risk topics. Resource workload permitting, the individual may also be engaged in other team, department, and system initiatives.

The position is a hybrid role and will require minimal travel (under 10%). The level of work is considered advanced, and the qualified candidate must be able to work under minimal supervision. This position has no direct reports.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead the supervisory assessment of a large financial institution’s (LFI) governance and risk management framework including the dynamic assessment of the institution’s LFI governance and controls rating.

  • Collaborate closely with the large bank examiner covering internal audit and controls to provide a comprehensive assessment of the LFI governance and controls rating.

  • Review various governance and risk management documentation in preparation for continuous monitoring meetings and/or supervisory assessments and provide dedicated team members and other stakeholders with relevant analysis, as appropriate.

  • Lead various continuous monitoring meetings with key senior leaders at the supervised firm. In addition, this role will lead the assessment of risk management controls across the financial institution by collaborating with other examiners covering various risk areas.

  • Lead and/or participate in comprehensive full scope examinations or targeted reviews of governance and risk management and provide written conclusions and findings for inclusion in supervisory reports.

  • Prepare and deliver clear and persuasive findings in formal written and verbal presentations on supervisory conclusions and relevant issues to financial institutions and senior Reserve Bank management.

  • Prepare supervisory work products including but not limited to scope memos, entry letters, continuous monitoring memos, and examination conclusion memos and presentations.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of supervisory expectations for board effectiveness, governance & controls, and the supervisory rating system(s) applied to LFBOs.

  • Participate in horizontal assessments of governance and risk management practices across the Seventh District and the Federal Reserve System.

  • Assist in developing supervisory risk assessments and recommendations for supervisory planning and provide briefings to colleagues and others in the supervisory community.

  • Develop and maintain an awareness of potential changes to key rules, laws and regulations, and supervisory policies as well industry practices.

  • Build and maintain strategic working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, such as other Reserve Banks, the Board of Governors, and other domestic regulatory agencies. This also includes developing relationships, while maintaining independence, with institution management to further supervisory efforts.

  • Proactively implement strategies to collect peer agency views on a timely basis, act as key stakeholder within peer agency reviews, and holistically integrate other regulatory perspectives to help inform the team’s supervisory assessment.

  • Provide technical expertise and constructive feedback to all levels of staff.

  • Share knowledge, mentor and equitably support the growth of less-experienced exam team members.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • Master’s degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred.

  • Federal Reserve System Examiner Commissioning or progress towards preferred.

  • Seven plus years of direct work-related experience preferred.

  • An understanding of risk-focused supervision and processes preferred.

  • Expertise in corporate governance and risk management frameworks.

  • Possesses strong teamwork skills and the ability to build and work collaboratively within and across work teams.

  • Demonstrates advanced independent critical thinking and decision-making abilities as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage time and projects effectively by adjusting quickly to new and different priorities.

  • Possesses a general business and/or operations acumen.

  • Possesses the ability to provide guidance and constructive feedback to less experienced staff.

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively lead and influence a team with limited oversight and resolve complex to highly complex issues in a productive and timely manner.


This position is considered a hybrid position. Your presence will be expected at one of the 7th District locations—Chicago, Detroit or Des Moines.

What we Offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off and transit benefit.

  • A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career.

  • A wide range of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion community groups as well as active employee resource groups and mentorship programs.

  • Onsite gym and subsidized cafeteria

Other Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%.

  • 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. In addition, all candidates must undergo applicable background checks and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. Citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.

  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Referral Bonus:

Our employee referral program (ERP) encourages you to introduce your talented friends or former colleagues to career opportunities at the Bank. As an incentive, an award-eligible referral of an external candidate that leads to a hire could earn you an award.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Bank Examination

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

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