Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trading Assistant: $55-75K

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Classification: Full-time

Compensation: $55000.0 to $75000.0 per year

Robert Half Finance and Accounting has teamed up a world class investment firm with over $3 billion in assets under management to help locate a Trading Assistant (Investment Analyst). To be considered for this job candidates must meet the following requirements: 1. Degree in business from a tier 1 school; 2. GPA of 3.5 or better; 3. Strong analytical ability (high SAT, GMAT scores) and MUST have investment experience with a top tier investment bank (Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, etc) or with a billion dollar + buy side alternative investment firm (no exceptions). Pay is market for qualified applicants.

Please email your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or you can call Chris Willhite at 972-789-9590

Financial Analyst for Hedge Fund Trading Group

I. Job Description
General Summary (overview of position and group responsibility)
Under general supervision, the Trade Analyst will apply their knowledge of finance, accounting, securities, market conditions, and government regulations to support the decision-making processes of Traders focused primarily on credit driven investment products. This group executes credit-driven investments involving the securities of non-sovereign issuers in developed markets, primarily in the United States and Europe. Such investments involve investment grade and high yield bonds, par and distressed loans, convertible bonds, trade claims, credit default and total return swap instruments, index products, and direct interests in assets, including real estate.

Position Responsibilities & Duties (in order of priority)
This person's responsibilities will be broken down into 4 main functions:

1. Equity trading support and investment analysis
2. Analyst and portfolio management support
3. Spreadsheet improvement and maintenance

Equity / investment trading support:
Duties will include:
1. Trade entry
2. Trade confirmations with counterparties
3. Trade breaks
4. Daily P&L for the group
5. Trading desk's primary contact/interface with the back office on trade breaks, settlement, instrument setup and issues related to some documentation
6. Tracking a universe of 100+ stocks and becoming an expert on those companies.

II. Job Requirements
Required Job Skills (skills that are absolutely necessary for this position)
# Must possess 2-4 years of experience in Big 4 Audit/Assurance or Transaction Services
# Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting and/or Finance
# Minimum overall GPA of 3.7
# CFA designation is highly preferred (not required)
# Very strong MS Excel knowledge (e.g. Pivot Tables, Macros, VBA programming)
# Strong MS Access knowledge
# Detail orientation, must be able to produce high quality work with no errors
# Strong organization skills
# High level of intelligence
# Technical aptitude, comfortable using and applying technology to increase efficiency
Success Factors (core competencies that will contribute to success in this position)
# Detail oriented; quality over quantity
# Passion for finance and investing
# Ability to function incredibly well in a stressful, fast-paced environment
# Comfortable with technology
# High aptitude; able to grasp new information very quickly
# Flexible and adaptable
# Inquisitve nature

Founded in 1948, Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's first and largest specialized financial recruitment service. We specialize in placing experienced professionals in all areas of accounting, finance, credit and collections, bookkeeping, payroll, audit and taxation. For more than 60 years, we have developed lasting relationships with the industry-leading companies we serve, which gives us access to the best career opportunities for our candidates.

Our parent company, Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI), was the first company in the staffing industry to be added to the S&P 500. We are consistently named to FORTUNE® magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list and the Forbes Platinum List, and were recently added to The Forbes Global 2000 listing of the world's largest companies. Robert Half Finance & Accounting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics from a top tier school
GPA of 3.5 or hire
Passion for investing
1-3+ years experience with a top tier financial services company (investment bank)

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