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FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Analyst, Shared Service – Fixed Income opening in Washington, DC. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers – no phone calls, please.
Assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating national programs focusing on Fixed Income and related FINRA regulatory matters. Support external engagement with government agencies, other self-regulatory organizations, and regulated firms. This position requires strong analytical and communication skills, consistently high productivity levels and work quality (frequently under tight deadlines), and a strong commitment to ensuring that the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. Work under limited supervision and minimal guidance.
Essential Job Functions:
· Support the uniform and consistent application of the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and related Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules, as well as applicable FINRA rules regarding corporate, asset-backed, and government agency securities (e.g., TRACE).
· Respond to questions about examination procedures and relevant rules. Analyze exam result data to support FINRA’s obligation to share information with the MSRB and to identify areas in which exam procedures may need to be enhanced or additional examiner training may be necessary.
· Research and identify rulemaking and rule amendments that affect the examination process. Perform ad hoc research and data analysis of internal and external data sources in response to requests from management.
· Support, in coordination with end users, the identification and development of requirements for new technology solutions and the enhancement of existing technology and procedures supporting the examination process. Manage the technology development process to ensure successful and timely delivery of reports and tools.
· Assist and support Regulatory Operations staff involved in surveillance and examination activities of member firms involved in a fixed income securities business. Assist in providing advice to and technical support for the regulatory policy function within Regulatory Operations, including matters of common interest among FINRA departments, the MSRB, and the SEC.
· Develop and supervise the maintenance of fixed income-related databases and reporting of related information to Member Regulation staff. Maintain and enhance the Fixed Income page of the Member Regulation portal. Supervise the reconciliation of MSRB registrant information against CRD information and resulting updates to internal databases (e.g., STAR) to ensure MSRB registrants are accurately identified.
· Assist in providing guidance and training to FINRA staff to enhance understanding and enforcement of MSRB and FINRA (particularly those relating to TRACE) rules and interpretations. Support coordination with the staff of the MSRB, SEC, and other FINRA departments to foster information exchange and cooperation between organizations and to obtain additional information and/or guidance for examination staff in support of the risk-based examination program.
· Support the execution of FINRA’s fixed income program in an efficient and effective manner by, among other things, responding promptly to examiner questions and requests for information.
· Develop and assert FINRA leadership qualities to motivate self and contribute to a productive team environment to achieve results. Work collaboratively on teams comprising staff from multiple FINRA departments. Effectively communicate with team members and other staff. Help develop and maintain a positive and supportive work environment and culture.
· Demonstrate and continue to develop a functional level of competency in fixed income in order to identify emerging trends, products, and risks to investors in the fixed income market.
· Assist team members and management in identifying issues and problems and devising solutions. Support Member Regulation decision-making by coordinating issues, policies, rules and other regulatory matters among various FINRA departments.
· Participate in ad hoc special projects and national initiatives, as requested.
· Participate in both internal and external regulator working group meetings to discuss transaction reporting, public finance rules, changes in information sharing between SROs, and other matters of mutual interest.
· Ensure all assigned activities are completed according to prescribed policies and standards.
· Provide status reports of assigned tasks or projects.
· Maintain current knowledge of applicable business activities.
· Fulfill administrative reporting tasks.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related discipline preferred, with a minimum of three (3) accounting and/or finance courses required. Advanced degree preferred.
· A minimum of five (5) years of regulatory experience or work experience within the securities industry.
· A strong understanding of the Member Regulation examination process or similar industry compliance experience.
· Knowledge of federal securities laws, FINRA Rules of Fair Practice, and laws and regulations related to municipal securities.
· Demonstrated ability to work under multiple time deadlines with minimal supervision.
· Strong analytical, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and competence with office software applications are essential. Effective team skills, including the ability to work effectively with others, resolve issues, and support change. A familiarity with FINRA systems and electronic data retrieval is desirable.
· Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours when necessary.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
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