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Associate, Collateral Services at OCC (Chicago, IL)

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Perform accurate transaction processing and activity monitoring in the areas of collateral, settlement and stock loan in accordance with OCC rules, policies and procedures. Interact with clearing members, banks and exchanges daily to help optimize the processing of collateral, settlement, and stock loan. Perform audits related to department functions and assist management in responding to internal and external audits requests. Assist in the writing and reviewing of OCC policies and procedures. Provide training and leadership to Collateral Services staff members. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Accurately monitor and process collateral, settlement, and stock loan activity using OCC’s proprietary systems (such as Encore), multiple external bank systems, and other depository systems.

  • Analyze collateral, settlement, and stock loan data by utilizing internal and external systems; present results in a professional and enriching manner to management and external parties.

  • Interact daily with internal and external participants (including but not limited to co-workers, departments, clearing members, banks, and exchanges) by responding to inquiries and problems.

  • Review applicable rules, agreements, policies and procedures and perform scheduled audits to ensure the integrity of collateral. 

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of OCC policies, Collateral Services procedures and training guides by writing, updating, and reviewing them.

  • Adhere to OCC’s policies, procedures, and rules.

  • Assist in various ad-hoc and corporate projects as assigned by management.

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to solve problems.

  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with internal and external participants (including but not limited to co-workers, management, clearing members, banks, and exchanges).

  • Ability to cover various shifts and work overtime, including weekends if conditions warrant.

Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (managing data, formulas, pivot tables, macros and lookup functions)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and or experience

  •  1 – 3 years of related work experience preferred.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • N/A

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Where we are

Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

Technology we use

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    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, BYOD program with technology stipend up to $2,000 every three years, $35 per month pay to offset costs of mobile data plans. Open offices, online health coaching.

Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Partners with Nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
HSA or FSA accounts available for those enrolled in medical plans.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Includes back-up child or elder care along with other wellness programs.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 12% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
2 days per week work from home program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $10000.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recently recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Company in Financial Services! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/newsroom/press-releases/2022/06-23-linkedin-list…

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Monthly happy hours and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.


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