Investment Advisory Data Analyst

Investment Advisory Compliance Opportunity in Financial Services

IA Data Analyst

Location:          10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  All qualified internal applicants, irrespective of location, will be considered for all internally posted roles at this time.  Compensation range displayed in internal postings is the national average, and compensation decisions will be employee-location based. 


The Investment Advisory Data Analyst works within the Investment Advisory compliance department as a lead analyst supporting the RIA Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.


  • Forensic Testing – Develop ad hoc reports to support forensic testing efforts as part of the annual review required by rule 206(4)-7. Forensic testing will be used to test for previously unidentified issues by:
    • Gaining additional insight form data or other information or evidence evaluated in new ways from current information sources, and in additional ways from new information sources
    • Determining whether currently undiscovered circumstances are in fact, present
    • Exploring uncertainties
    • Acting on one’s instincts and with skepticism, as in asking questions of “what if”, what about” or “how do we know”
  • Quality Assurance – As an extension of forensic testing, perform quality assurance on integrity of data provided by IT directly to IA compliance, or operational functions where IA Compliance has oversight.
  • Support Regulatory Inquiries – Provide support to regulatory affairs team on regulatory data requests for RIA entities.
  • Assists with special projects, including creating compliance reports based upon deficiencies and/or recommendations from regulatory inquiries.
  • Perform Monitoring & Surveillance over business processes and controls
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university preferred, high school diploma (or equivalent) in combination with significant experience will be considered in lieu of degree.  Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent is required. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Two to five years of relevant work experience with a financial institution such as a broker/dealer, registered investment adviser, regulatory agency, or other financial institution.
  • Two to five years experience in MS SQL Server, VBA, and Excel macros
  • Proficiency in MS Office and various other business applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate effectively as part of a project team or individually
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Unqualified Applications

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Recruiting Agencies

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