Analyst, Examinations

Department: Futures Compliance

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  398

NFA is committed to creating an exceptional work environment. Learn from staff how NFA fosters a culture of diversity, ongoing learning and development, and work-life balance.


When you join NFA as an Analyst, Examinations, you will gain unique insight into the global derivatives industry and its regulatory framework. Utilizing your analytical and problem-solving skills, you'll support NFA's regulatory programs through examination of firms under our jurisdiction.

Bring your curiosity and critical thinking skills. Bring your thirst for knowledge and learning. Bring a healthy skepticism and an eye for detail.

Beginning your first day, you'll gain exceptional experiences, personalized learning and invaluable coaching and mentoring. We believe in nurturing talent to develop future NFA and industry leaders.

What you'll do:

You'll join a high-performing team of dedicated problem solvers who analyze financial filings and investigation matters for anomalies and possible non-compliance with NFA rules and CFTC regulations in support of our important regulatory mission. Using technology, you will leverage your human curiosity to analyze documents and escalate potential areas of fraud or significant material violations. As a team, you'll utilize resources to increase industry, market and regulatory knowledge, as well as technical expertise, to assist in responding to questions posed by Members, industry professionals and the investing public. 

What we’re looking for:

Detail-oriented, driven individuals thrive in this collaborative, analytical role. We value diverse perspectives and are looking for motivated applicants with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. If you're eager to apply your problem-solving abilities to serve a public good—supporting the integrity of the derivatives markets—and meet the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply to join our team as an Analyst, Examinations.

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-oriented major
  • Nine hours of accounting, including an intermediate accounting class
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Ability to apply the appropriate level of professional skepticism to assignments
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

This position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. NFA complies with federal, state and local laws with respect to providing accommodations for individuals who are unable to receive the vaccine due to a medical condition or religious belief.



We understand how important culture is to an organization, and we pursue a culture of excellence where every NFA employee, regardless of circumstances, can succeed. Our workforce respects and celebrates each employee's diversity, unique values and abilities, all of which mold our creative approach to regulation. Most importantly, we believe that our diverse, inclusive workforce makes NFA a friendly, supportive and enjoyable place to work.


NFA is purpose-driven. We safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure that our Members meet their regulatory obligations. We take pride in our work; maintain a conviction to do the right thing; empower each other; and support our community. Envision your career in a place where performing critical regulatory work within the financial industry is as significant as the diverse, passionate and talented individuals with whom you work.

Together, we will innovate regulation.



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