Career Opportunities

Our Mission

To build shareholder value by delivering superior service to our clients

Careers at First National Bank of Southern California

As a bank founded by entrepreneurs committed to serving entrepreneurs, we are looking for high quality employees who are resourceful, driven, enthusiastic, well rounded and committed to excellence. We see banking as a business of relationships, and our goal is to promote the success of both our clients and our employees. We look for leadership skills at all levels. Whether you are already a banking professional, or considering a career in banking, if you are interested in making a commitment to a high quality team of financial professionals, we invite you to contact any one of our offices directly by emailing a cover letter and resume to the address within the posting for the position that interests you.

First National Bank of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected characteristic.

Current Available Positions

Commercial Underwriter

Exempt, Full-time

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: EVP/Chief Credit Officer The Commercial Underwriter 


The Commercial Underwriter will be responsible for supporting loan officers in the credit analysis and underwriting of commercial loan packages. The Commercial Underwriter will perform assigned duties under the general supervision of the EVP/ Chief Credit Officer   

Duties Include:
  • Preparing, reviewing and analyzing the creditworthiness of all commercial loan originations (including but not limited to C&I loans, CRE Loans, Construction Loans, and SBA Loans) and renewals by spreading company and personal financial statements and tax returns into Bank’s software.
  • Preparing written Credit Memorandums for presentation and approval.
  • Evaluating financial statements and tax returns, historical trends, projections, management performance, industry, cash flow, capital structure and collateral analysis.
  • Ordering, reviewing and analyzing reports (credit, environmental, appraisal, and property evaluations).
  • Performing various departmental functions, including loan covenant monitoring and file reviews, risk rating, stress testing and audit preparation and other special projects.


  • Accounting or business degree preferred– will consider comparable experience.
    3 – 7 years of experience in commercial CRE, C&I and SBA loan underwriting.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Customer service experience and the ability to monitor a portfolio of accounts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; critical decision-making skills and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Bukers, Moody’s or CASH).
  • FISERV experience a plus.
  • Regular attendance is required.

To be considered for an exciting opportunity at First National Bank of Southern California, Please email your resume to Human Resources at or Fax to 951-300-4605. 

Manager of Finance 

Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer   


Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager of Finance will oversee the Finance Reporting Department and ensure compliance with established Bank policies and procedures.  The Manager of Finance will be an efficient, organized individual with the ability to perform complex tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision.  The Manager of Finance position requires an understanding of, and commitment to, First National Bank of Southern California’s mission statement.

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for financial modeling/budgeting and analysis as it pertains to annual plan, quarterly updates, ad-hoc analysis, IRR analysis and other strategic initiatives.
  • Responsible for Loan Stress Test, Policy Stress Test, Allowance analytics and other loan tracking metrics.
  • Assist in the Bank’s financial reporting process to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reporting.
  • Review and stay current with legislation, GAAP and legal decisions and other regulations affecting the bank to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations affecting the operation and management of the bank.  Assist in financial regulatory report preparation and submission.
  • Prepare and present appropriate monthly/quarterly/annual Board of Directors reports.
  • Provide expertise to Senior Management for Asset & Liability management, Portfolio management and Interest Rate Risk monitoring, working alongside third party consultants.
  • Work closely with accounting team including general ledger, purchasing, accounts payable and payroll activities.
  • Responsible for Vendor Management including oversight of planning, vendor review/due diligence, contract negotiation and tracking, ongoing monitoring and risk assessment.
  • Participate in assigned marketing and sales calls working collaboratively with sales and credit department.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of existing systems and procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency and economy. Approve recommendations for automated systems or vendors.
  • Work closely with IT manager on operational system enhancements, core processing projects and other ad-hoc projects.
  • Review innovations in the banking industry and evaluate their practicality and effectiveness.  Direct research into new products and/or concepts that could increase operating efficiency, profits, and/or market share.
  • Serve as a key member of the bank’s strategic planning teams and participate significantly in developing overall policies, programs, objectives, and goals. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, adherence to, monitoring and responsibility for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry as they pertain to this position including but not limited to the following: Bank Secrecy Act in conjunction with the USA PATRIOT Act, Anti-Money Laundering and Customer Information Program, Customer Privacy requirements, protecting customer Privacy and the Community Reinvestment Act.


  • Bachelors degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university plus additional accounting and finance related experience / training.  Attainment of this position may be contingent upon 5 to 7 years banking experience, or equivalent education and accounting or finance experience. 
  • Strong Excel / Modeling skills a plus
  • Accounting Firm (Big 4, mid-tier, local firm) experience a plus; CPA a plus 
  • Financial Services / Banking experience a plus
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.   
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, teamwork orientation and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Position requires the ability to work before or after normal business hours, including Saturdays, to meet deadlines and attend various meetings.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position involves walking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The individual in this position may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

To be considered for an exciting opportunity at First National Bank of Southern California, Please email your resume to Human Resources at or Fax to 951-300-4605.

First National Bank of Southern California is An Equal Opportunity Employer