Accountemps is searching for a Research Analyst to join a team in assisting in an audit of a nationwide bank. This project will be related to matters with significant organizational impact and/or very sensitive context, researches, analyzes the decisions of actions taken or loan documentation, files, or on-line transactions through a review of individual or aggregate transactions, assessing compliance with contractual terms/conditions, insurer guidelines, investor requirements and/or government regulations. Responsible for comprehensive and highly accurate reviews including report preparation, analysis and trending/insights of findings (including identification of fraud concerns) and proposes recommendations for changes that can impact future loan quality and processing. Determines appropriate course of remedial action, conducting investigative steps to fully identify the issues, researching product information, terms, conditions, contracts, etc., creating correspondence as needed, enacting responses, and processing complex and/or corrective transactions on-line (including monetary and non-monetary actions). Consults regarding difficult, complex transactions. Typically has latitude to determine contact and escalation levels and make exceptions to underwriting guidelines; refers recommendations exceeding authority levels and/or items unable to meet resolution to senior management for review. Typically participates in projects that identify/implement process improvements. Typically performs team leadership and provides work direction. Acts as a mentor to lower level team members and may assist with their development.