Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Examiner - Member Regulation, ROOR - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois

Title: Examiner - Member Regulation, ROOR - Chicago, IL Location: null Other Locations: null

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Examiner opening in Chicago, IL. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at – no phone calls, please.

Job Summary:

The Examiner learns to identify risks, develops regulatory strategies to address those risks, and works in a team environment to achieve the stated goals. This is an entry-level professional position that combines classroom training and in- field instruction to develop and refine skills, while conducting financial and operational examinations under close supervision and guidance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in the examinations of assigned member firms; assist in identifying key risks and developing strategies to review such risks; conduct move-the-line and risk reviews, and prepare examination reports while working under close supervision and guidance.

  • Assist team members in identifying trends in industry practices, products and procedures.

  • Assist team members in analyzing member firms’ financial and operational books and records to identify areas of risk.

  • Participate in meetings with firms during examinations under close supervision and guidance.

  • Work to ensure regulatory programs serve departmental goals and FINRA’s mission in an efficient and effective manner.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Exemplify the FINRA Leadership characteristics

  • Participate on committees and special projects.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics with a minimum of 6 credit hours in Accounting preferred; equivalent experience in a directly related securities industry position may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree.

  • Basic knowledge of financial and operational risks; and securities industry rules, regulations, guidelines and industry best practices.

  • Basic knowledge of securities products, activities of member firms and the securities industry.

  • Strong analytical skills; proficient at analyzing data and identifying risk.

  • Proficient critical thinking, research and quantitative skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong excellent time management skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in an office environment at FINRA, member firm premises or at various locations.

  • Overnight travel is required.

  • Extended hours are frequently required.

  • Work expectations include timely and high quality productivity.

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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Important Information

FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’ investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code’s investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions—including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA’s Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President—by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA’s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company’s policy on nepotism.


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