Reserves Data Specialist

267246 Requisition #

Do you have a passion for analysis? Are you curious about monetary policy and regulation of banking organizations? If so, an exciting opportunity as a Reserves Data Specialist awaits you.

The Data Insights + Analytics group collects, validates, and provides high-quality data to support our supervisory and monetary policy objectives. As a Reserves Data Specialist on the Reserves Administration team, you will draw upon your knowledge of economics, finance and accounting to collaborate with a dynamic team whose primary focus is to analyze and process diverse financial and monetary data. These data are used by a wide range of end users, including the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, financial institutions in the Twelfth District, other divisions within the Bank, and external financial analysts. Your work will help ensure that depository institutions comply with Regulation D –Reserve Requirement of Depository Institutions. This is an extremely vital role as the Reserves function directly supports the implementation of monetary policy.

Support of the Reserves Resource Center (RRC) is another aspect of the Reserves Data Specialist. The RRC provides analytical and technical support on Reserves processes and procedures to the Reserves user community. Additionally, you will work on ad hoc projects related to work process improvements, enhancing data quality, and developing queries and automation tools.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and accurate analysis related to Reserves administration, balances and frameworks
  • Ensure depository institutions are in compliance with Regulation D (Reserve Requirements) and provide feedback/counseling, as necessary, to these entities
  • Update and maintain information used in processing depository institutions' data, and reconcile data discrepancies between different applications
  • Manage and administer the accounting of Reserves related tools, such as Interest on Reserve balances and the Term Deposit Facility
  • Respond clearly and knowledgeably to requests for information, including providing direction to financial institutions on Regulation D compliance questions
  • Perform hands-on exploratory data analysis using a variety of tools and languages to process, visualize, and interpret monetary and regulatory data
  • Share knowledge and perspective gained through research to broad audiences, including virtual and in-person presentations on calls and at workshops
  • Research and evaluate Reserves data and provide comprehensive analyses to stakeholders
  • Actively experiment with new processes and influence the adoption of your ideas
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with senior management at depository institutions and colleagues across the organization
  • Triage and resolve RRC reported issues and questions raised by users around the System
  • Support data analytics and querying requested by other Reserves Data Specialists across the System


To be considered for this position, you should be able to demonstrate your proficiency with accounting concepts and financial analysis, communication skills, a growth-mindset, and your initiative and innovative approach when tackling new challenges. Additionally, you exhibit strong behavioral competencies, particularly in collaboration, emotional intelligence, accountability, and critical thinking. Specific qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance or equivalent experience
  • Typically requires 3+ years of related experience
  • Prior data analysis experience
  • Related prior experience, such as in a financial organization or regulatory agency’s reporting, reserves, or related function
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite


  • Working knowledge of data retrieval and statistical analysis programs (Excel, SQL, R, Tableau)


We offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account, Backup Child Care Program, Pre-Tax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and a Retirement / Pension

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment

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