Good luck - standard separation of duties requires these be separated. Here is a quote from the FDCI Exam Manual and I'm sure you will find like references in the other regulator's manuals also. What makes your bank so special to require otherwise??
Segregation of Duties
The participation of two or more persons or departments in
a transaction causes the work of one to serve as proof for
the accuracy of another. Additionally, when two or more
persons are involved in a transaction, the possibility of
fraud diminishes considerably. Ideally, duties should be
arranged so that no one person dominates any transaction
from inception to termination. For example, a loan officer
should not be allowed to disburse loan proceeds..........
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