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Senior Analyst, Public Offerings - Rockville, MD at FINRA

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Rockville, Maryland





Job Description:

We Work to Protect Investors. Join our Team.

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:

The
Senior Analyst staff in the Corporate Financing Department is responsible for
performing analysis of complex and high-profile public offering transactions
filed under severe market-driven timing pressure.  The Senior Analyst will provide opinions, on
behalf of the Department, regarding the reasonableness of underwriting terms
and arrangements for such transactions prior to the commencement of sales.  The majority of filings reviewed have also
been confidentially filed with the SEC and the staff must coordinate its review
and timeline.  The Senior Analyst will
encounter varying workloads as well as frequent changes to the proposed terms
and arrangements that require immediate attention, including urgent discussions
with member counsel.

The
Senior Analyst will analyze numerous documents submitted through the Public
Offering System, including, but not limited to registration statements,
offering circulars, distribution agreements, escrow arrangements, engagement
letters, warrant agreements and a variety of legal correspondence.  Conducts preliminary evaluations and
recommendations related to requests for exemptive relief and communicates
potential rule violations and the status of reviews to member counsel,
compliance officers and/or other principals throughout the review process with
limited supervisory guidance.  Also
develops investigative matters for potential violations of the Corporate
Financing Rules including, but not limited to, drafting inquiry letters
pursuant to Rule 8210, evaluating firm responses, and referring viable matters
to Enforcement.  Collaborates with Member
Regulation, Advertising and other Departments with some supervisory direction.
This is intermediate-level professional work in which incumbents are performing
their assigned roles, applying professional expertise, and working under
limited supervision from multiple reporting lines.

Essential Job Functions:


  • Identifies and analyzes regulatory issues in public
    offerings, and reviews proposed underwriting arrangements for compliance with
    FINRA and SEC rules as well as federal securities laws.

  • Ensures underwriting compensation is adequately valued,
    within FINRA guidelines, and disclosed to investors.  Also verifies that conflicts of interest are
    prominently disclosed.

  • Drafts comment and inquiry letters, communicates FINRA rules
    and policies, and reviews correspondence on issues related to filings,
    investigations and spot checks.  Prepares
    memoranda, reports, and other correspondence, including 8210 Letters and
    Letters of Caution, resulting from such reviews.

  • Conducts investigations and develops cases related to
    potential violations.  Provides
    assistance to other FINRA Departments and/or coordinates with other external
    securities regulators.

  • Assists with on-site examination of members? corporate
    financing activities in connection with a routine or special examination.  Supports On-the-Record interviews conducted
    by the Department of Enforcement.

  • Responds to various inquiries from attorneys, members,
    issuers, the SEC, state securities regulators, other FINRA Departments and the
    public regarding securities offerings and rule interpretation.

Other Responsibilities:


  • Maintains a high degree
    of familiarity with department responsibilities, practices and industry
    guidelines including regulations affecting public offerings of securities.

  • Participates in various
    Department projects.

  • Other duties as
    assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor?s Degree.  JD
    or MBA is a plus.

  • A minimum of three years of related financial industry experience
    or equivalent business experience, or successful completion of at least two
    years as a Corporate Financing
    Investigator.

  • Excellent organizational skills to maintain working files
    that indicate the status of reviews and investigations, which also document
    verbal communications pertinent to the Department?s review. 

  • Must be detailed oriented.

  • Ability to work independently; self-motivated.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet established
    turnaround goals and deadlines.

  • Excellent time-management and problem solving skills.  

  • Ability to work under high pressure and in stressful
    situations.

  • Competent in using a desktop computer with the full suite of
    office software applications.

Working Conditions:


  • Work is normally performed in an office environment.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Some extended hours may be 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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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
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