Assistant Director - Market Regulation, Treasuries Surveillance
We Work to Protect Investors. Join our Team. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Assistant Director opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers a€" no phone calls, please. Job Summary: Responsible for overall administration of Market Manipulation Teams, with primary responsibility for ensuring that reviews and investigations are planned, assigned and completed in a timely manner. Plan and coordinate staff activities to ensure consistency of work process and work product, promote best practices, and the efficient flow of work and information among Investigations, Alerts and Treasuries staff and other Market Regulation Department personnel. Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of a successful candidate. Essential Job Functions: The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for the leadership, direction and management of assigned Market Manipulation Teams. The Assistant Director specifically performs the following functions: Plan and coordinate staff activities to ensure that qualitative and quantitative objectives of the assigned teams are met. Regularly meet with Supervisors, Team Leaders and staff to review progress of reviews and investigations, provide direction concerning future initiatives, and share information and provide feedback. Regularly meet with the Director, Market Manipulation and otherwise provide periodic progress reports concerning the development and completion of reviews and investigations and recommendations for disciplinary actions and sanctions. Establish and maintain effective informal and formal communication processes for personnel. Provide leadership and direction to ensure that objectives are met. Regularly meet with immediate subordinates to discuss performance related and employee satisfaction issues. Ensure adequate training and development of personnel. Handle administrative and personnel functions for staff. Qualifications Education/Experience Requirements: Four (4) year college degree in Business/Finance or equivalent with course work in investments, finance and accounting. Seven to nine years experience in the securities industry or related field, with extensive working knowledge of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in general, and the rules applicable in market making activity, in particular with exposure to trading and market making issues, securities processing, clearance and trading practices and knowledge of relevant rules and regulations enforced by FINRA. Familiarity with software applications and automated systems. At least two to four years supervisory experience as well as exposure to personnel related issues. Skilled in the preparation of clear and concise reports and memorandums. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent research skills. Demonstrated strong oral and written ability. Demonstrated ability to oversee comprehensive reviews and investigations for potential securities laws violations. Working Conditions: Normal office environment located in Rockville, Maryland. Work outside of business hours and some 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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