Compliance Examiner

Department: Futures Compliance

Location: New York, NY

Travel Requirements: 20-50%

Job ID:  344

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Description: Compliance Examiners support NFA's mission in safeguarding the integrity of the derivatives markets, protecting investors and ensuring Members meet their regulatory responsibilities by performing extensive examinations, investigations, and surveillance of Members' records, operations, and policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NFA rules and CFTC regulations.


  • Review Members' policies, procedures, records and operations.
  • Document testing and findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Identify and address key issues and collect all necessary evidence for possible disciplinary cases.
  • Discuss with Members the corrective action needed to address compliance deficiencies or rule violations.
  • Analyze financial statements for anomalies and possible rule violations.
  • Collaborate with examination teams to develop investigative strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree in business-oriented major
  • Nine hours of accounting, which includes 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

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.


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