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2019 Summer Internship Program
FINRA is dedicated to providing you with an internship opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the securities industry with an employer that places a high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees. We set the bar high we are looking for interns that are strong academically, can bring results, and are committed to exceeding expectations. We need you to represent the highest standards of personal integrity and organizational values. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, then consider an Internship with FINRA.
We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a Graduate/Undergraduate Intern in our Internal Audit (IA) Department in Rockville, MD. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 20, 2019 through August 9, 2019. Flexible start and end dates will be allowed based on school schedule. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers. No phone calls please.
Work with IA TechnologyDirector and audit staff to enhance IA's Data Analytics Programcapabilities. Design and develop moreadvanced risk analytics, predictive models, etc., utilizing data collected byIA from a wide range of FINRA systems. Facilitate development and use of dataanalytics to effectively evaluate FINRA functions, in alignment with auditobjectives.
Maintain and enhance
Internal Audit management and workpaper systems (e.g., FINRA Audit ManagementInformation System [AMIS], audit workpaper databases [AutoWPS]). Perform joint system analysis with auditorsto develop specifications for audit software to accomplish audit objectives;develop, document and test audit software based on agreed upon specifications;integrate developed software into the overall Computer Assisted Audit Tools& Techniques (CAATTS) structure.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with IA Manageemnt, TechnologyDirector, and audit teams to understand business data requirements andtranslate them into analytics useable to IA:
Developsoftware tools to collect and analyze large volumes of structured and/orunstructured data.
Designand develop more advanced risk analytics, predictive models, etc., utilizingdata collected by IA from a wide range of FINRA systems.
Maintainand enhance IA's Continuous Audit Process (CAP) programs that facilitateidentification of exception situations based on pre-established parameters,allow for communication of potential exceptions to business and technology unitmanagement, and confirm exception resolution by IA staff. Examples include testing of Travel & Entertainmentexpenses, Market Regulation patterns, Technology back-up and recoveryprocedures, and Member Regulation examination status.
Work with the AuditTechnology Director, to perform IA system support, including:
Maintainand enhance IA's audit management system (AMIS) to help ensure acceptableavailability standards
Maintainand enhance IA's automated workpapers (AutoWPS) functionality
Developcomputer assisted audit tools and techniques (CAATTs) that query multiplecomplex systems throughout FINRA (e.g., PeopleSoft, CRD, STAR) in support of IAstaff in conducting internal audits. This will include use of advanced softwaretools to perform complex CAATTs to re-create, as appropriate, desiredproduction system results.
Working towards aBachelor's degree or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science orrelated field (or equivalent work experience). Only candidates entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or pursuing graduate studies will be considered.
Possess strong PC skillsincluding Word and Excel.
Demonstrate excellentteamwork and communication skills.
Strong workethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Effectivecommunication, time management, and organizational skills.
Work experience in technology, a brokerage or investment environment isa plus.
Ability to work withothers to meet deadlines.
Ability to performmultiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
This position will be ina standard business office environment
Use of desktop PC is required.
Exciting, hands-on,challenging position and success-oriented work environment.
The information provided above has beendesigned to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of allduties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
To be considered for our Summer InternshipProgram, please submit the following to the Internship opportunity that is thebest match to your ambitions:
A cover letter (i.e. outlining your area of interest, whatyou hope to achieve through this program, what you can contribute to theorganization and your current GPA) and
Your current resume.
Note - A transcript isnot required with your initial resume submission, but those students selectedfor an interview may be required to submit a transcript at that time.
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In addition to a competitivesalary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation,FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with companymatch. You will also be eligible for participation in an additionalFINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program andmany other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important missionand work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence,integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
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