Senior Compliance Analyst

| Chicago

Senior Compliance Analyst

 

As a Senior Compliance Analyst at IMC, you’ll manage the day-to-day compliance support, compliance review functions, and support of compliance initiatives. You’ll also:

  • Serve as the first line of defense in keeping our business compliant. This means you’ll maintain accurate, organized, and current compliance records that allow the Firm to respond quickly to any inquiry or audit. You’ll also monitor business activities to ensure the Firm remains in compliance with SRO Regulations along with Firm policies and participate in the development, review and maintenance of Written Supervisory Procedures.
  • Partner with our new employees to assist in the registration processes and Exchange membership documentation and applications. Continue to work closely with our office by managing the internal Compliance material to ensure all documentation is up to date.
  • Monitor trading activity using real-time alerts and various reports. Analyze and compile data into meaningful summaries, update log files and identify trends promptly; making findings available to the team.  
  • Investigate and perform research related to compliance initiatives. Summarize findings for review, including organizing supporting documents, data, and articles. Assist in monitoring and reviewing relevant laws, rules and regulations to identify new compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate and communicate with cross functional teams, particularly Systems IT to create solutions across multiple departments and to improve quality and efficiency within the support teams.
  • Work as a part of a team and independently. You should be able to work through a problem and come to a solution on your own through asking great questions and doing research. An analytical and inquisitive mind is essential to your success.

 

What makes it fun?

  • One of the most fun aspects of the job is how closely you will work with trading and other areas of the firm. As part of the Compliance team, you will interact with most teams within the organization and achieve a high-level understanding of how the business operates.  
  • We strive to create strong teams with strong individuals. You will learn a lot from your peers and will continue to develop your skills and business knowledge as the business grows and changes.
  • Working at IMC is also an opportunity to learn about financial markets. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’s one of the things that makes this job more attractive than others.

 

We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds. What they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Partner with Chief Compliance Officer to drive IMC’s regulatory vision and compliance efforts
  • Assess the impact of new and proposed changes in regulations and enforcement activities.
  • Developing and maintaining internal compliance surveillance tools.
  • Working closely with traders & IT to automate compliance functions
  • Align synergies with compliance teams in Chicago, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Hong Kong where applicable;
  • Balancing immediate risk and compliance exposure with the longer-term needs of the firm.

 

You Have:

  • 3-5 years of equities and etf regulatory compliance experience
    • Specifically, Dark pool, payment for order flow, or wholesaling knowledge
    • Working knowledge of Regulation ATS
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Exceptional written and grammar skills are vital 
  • Respond to requests for information from regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in the management of audits, examinations, and investigations into regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Understanding of financial industry business knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office
  • Experience with relational databases (i.e.: SQL, VBA, Access)
  • Ability to convey complex ideas or concepts clearly; evaluate documents and proofread/edit for structure
  • Promote awareness of regulatory rule and IMC best practices
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
IMC values sharp intellect over prior fintech experience when hiring
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An Insider's view of IMC Trading

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.

Stephan

Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.

Theo

Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.

Veronica

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.

Andy

Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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