Senior Analyst - Registration and Disclosure - Rockville, MD at FINRA

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Rockville, Maryland





Job Description:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Senior Analyst opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers – no phone calls, please.



Job Summary:



Supports
the following regulatory-related programs as follows: Statutory Disqualification/Membership
Continuance, “Acceptance” (FINRA individual registration approvals), Form U6
reporting to Web CRD® and regulatory support functions such as the preparation
of the disciplinary actions summaries for the monthly Regulatory Notices
publication.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Review
    potential and actual statutory disqualification cases, including filings, court documents and correspondence referred by all Regulatory Review & Disclosure
    (RR&D) staff. Performs additional research as needed.

  • Review and analyze disclosure related filings that have been preliminarily approved by Disclosure Review analysts and perform “Acceptance” function. 

  • Perform liaison activities with RAD Legal & Policy, Member Regulation, Office of General Counsel, SEC and NYSE in support of the Membership Continuance Program, as needed, by reviewing all relevant documentation, gathering additional information as appropriate, providing written comments on the case, and summarizing the merits of the case for review.

  • Maintain SD files, tracking and statistics in accordance with prescribed standards, policies and procedures.

  • Review, identify and analyze disciplinary actions taken against individuals and organizations by the FINRA, SEC and other Federal, State and Self Regulatory authorities, as well as FINRA arbitration statementsof claim and awards/final decisions, to determine if they meet uniform form reporting requirements. If so, summarize as appropriate and create Form U6 filing and submit to Web CRD (including CRD and “disclosure-only” individuals/firms). 

  • Determine sanction effective dates and notify respondents and their firms of the sanction dates and regulatory requirements.

  • Based on comprehensive review and analysis, identify potential sales practice violations in the disciplinary sanctions that require action pursuant to FINRA’s Taping Rule.

  • Coordinate as well as assist with the preparation of drafts for the disciplinary actions section of the Regulatory Notices and determining information to be provided to the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) regarding respondents in review before the NAC.

  • Prepare Press Releases for dissemination to the news media of all disclosable disciplinary actions.

  • Independently investigate and resolve routine and complex problems and discrepancies concerning disciplinary records in Web CRD, including suspensions, bars, and expulsions.

  • Research and respond to correspondence and/or Tier II telephone inquiries from FINRA firms, other FINRA departments, regulators and/or other constituents. Escalate calls to appropriate persons as needed.

  • Coordinate as well as assist with the preparation, presentation and maintenance of RR&D policies, procedures, and work processes and related materials (e.g., Core Process Manual (CPM).

  • Identify and recommend process improvements and system enhancements that will help improve overall consistency and operating efficiencies.

  • Participate in and help coordinate projects and/or ad hoc assignments as assigned. Assist other Analysts/RR&D Management in compiling and reconciling statistics.

  • Maintain essential skills by attending training programs and participating in required meetings.

  • Perform any other duties required to maintain the effective operation of the RR&D Units, Registration and Disclosure department, and FINRA.

  • Provide assistance to Senior Analysts, Manager, Assistant Directors, Director, Vice President, and other departments.


Education/Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s
    degree with a legal and/or business concentration or equivalent work
    experience. 

  • Course work in legal studies, including the securities field,
    preferred. 
    Law degree desirable. 

  • Minimum of three years relevant work
    experience required, preferably industry related. 

  • Well- developed interpersonal
    skills. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must. 

  • Strong
    research and analytical skills, and attention to detail required. 

  • Demonstrated
    organizational skills and the ability to multitask also required. 

  • Working
    knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and proficiency in Windows PC environment as well as
    MS Word, Excel, and Access.
    .



Working Conditions:



  • Work in
    an open office environment, frequent use of the telephone, PC, and the Imaging
    system and other systems/software applications (e.g., CCH, Lexis-Nexis, other
    FINRA regulatory systems, etc.). 

  • Evening and weekend work occasionally required.


To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.



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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