Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Rockville , MD 20850
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Case Manager opening in Rockville, MD or other FINRA office Locations. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers - no phone calls, please.
The Case Manager independently performs investigative functions for all types of Enforcement cases in order to develop complete and factual investigative records. The Case Manager is able to work on the most complex Enforcement matters with minimal supervision.
Essential Job Functions:
o Determine and execute an effective risk-based investigative strategy;
o Identify key documents and compile evidence supporting any type of charge, demonstrating independent understanding of evidence, legal requirements, potential defenses and Principal Considerations;
o Draft requests for information that are clear, complete, and targeted;
o Draft clear and complete summaries of factual findings in any case, including FINRA's most complex and high risks matters, with minimal edits from managers
o Accurately and objectively assess and communicate with legal staff re: areas of weakness or ambiguity in factual findings;
o Strategize and execute effective customer interviews;
o Plan for and participate in and/or conduct OTRs of witnesses, demonstrating mastery of factual record and ability to create an effective record;
o Ensure that Principal Considerations affecting sanctions are fully investigated;
o Accurately and succinctly discuss any case or issue in meetings with respondents and other stakeholders;
o Provide effective testimony in litigation, including testimony concerning complex data analysis, complex products, and extended investigations
o Conduct advanced analysis in accordance with well-developed methodology
o Identify and resolve questions about the best approach to data analysis in order to ensure consistency in matters across FINRA;
o Independently identify new investigative or analytics techniques as needed and assess the model for consistency with accepted approaches;
o Effectively describe data analysis and findings, noting exceptions or assumptions embedded in analysis;
o Independently identify interpretive or novel issues, and participate in discussions with other departments regarding interpretive issues;
o Communicate with other investigative units across FINRA to problem-solve and resolve conflicts in investigative approaches or inconsistent findings
o Establish timelines and achieve them, including directing the work of other team members to progress the case in a timely fashion;
o Actively monitor investigations to ensure they are focused and targeted;
o Identify and escalate matters or issues that require re-prioritization, and recommend next steps or alternative approaches;
o Prioritize risks and needs appropriately;
o Provide work product that requires minimal change or re-direction;
o Avoid unnecessary investigative steps and identify necessary inquiries in real time;
o Contribute meaningfully to case discussions and meetings, facilitating efficient progress of the case
o Partner with legal staff to plan investigation and fully develop the record in all matters, including matters involving complex fact patterns, new rules, multiple respondents, large numbers of customers or other affected parties, complex or new products, high likelihood of litigation, and high risk activity that requires urgent response
o Ensure that information requests are guided by a clearly defined legal framework;
o Incorporate legal guidance into investigation planning and execution throughout the course of the matter;
o Proactively identify and discuss relevant and accurate factual findings with legal staff;
o Provide clear and accurate factual findings to legal staff, and provide insight from industry experience and/or subject matter expertise to help objectively assess the sufficiency of evidence
o Conduct accurate investigation and analysis in any matter, including matters involving complex fact patterns, new rules, complex or new products or strategies, high likelihood of litigation, and high risk activity that requires urgent response
o Identify opportunities to work with other staff or leverage other matters for more efficient results, and manage team's work product;
o Ensure that team members' contributions result in a consistent and coherent record and analysis;
o Identify potential team members based on expertise, skills, and case demands;
o Counsel other staff on efficient ways to leverage collective knowledge and work across the organization;
o Where possible, identify routine investigative tasks to be assigned to more appropriate staff, and effectively communicate with other team members about factual and legal issues for analysis;
o Identify assignments for other staff members where possible to achieve more efficient results
o Provide feedback to other team members and coach performance as appropriate;
o Keep managers informed and incorporate feedback into planning and execution
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field, or the equivalent; MBA preferred.
Ten (10) years of directly related experience.
Substantial knowledge of rules, regulations, and guidelines governing the securities industry.
Competence using a desktop computer with the full suite of office software applications.
Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours, when necessary.
Work outside of business hours and overnight travel 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 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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