The Department of Banking, located at 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT, is recruiting for a Financial Examiner position. This is a full-time (40 hours per week M-F) position. As a fundamental part of its mission, the department is committed to protecting Connecticut users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by ensuring that regulated entities and individuals adhere to state consumer credit and securities laws.
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Any questions pertaining to this job posting should be directed to Lorraine Vittner: Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-713-5449.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Banking this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination and investigation of financial entities regulated by the Department of Banking.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts or assists in the conduct of examinations and investigations of domestic and international banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, investment advisers, mortgage companies, consumer lenders and other financial entities; assesses financial condition and/or regulatory compliance by reviewing financial and operational documentation, including financial statements and reports, loan files, investments, management policies, consumer complaints, risk management programs, advertising, licensing information and other records; researches and documents apparent violations of applicable laws and contraventions of policy; communicates with industry and department managers to review issues and findings; assists in enforcement activities such as drafting subpoenas and interviewing witnesses; provides guidance to public on industry regulatory requirements and business practices through consumer complaint resolution and outreach activities; reviews and makes decisions on non-routine license and registration applications; prepares exam and investigation reports and correspondence; may provide guidance to lower level staff regarding examining procedures and techniques; may work with prosecuting attorneys and testify with regard to examinations or investigations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the organization, operations and business practices of financial entities such as banks, credit unions, trust companies, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mortgage companies and other non-bank grantors of credit; knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, auditing and finance; some knowledge of laws applicable to regulated entities; some knowledge of regulatory and investigative procedures and techniques; ability to interpret and apply applicable statutes and regulations; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the regulation of financial entities or in accounting, auditing, banking or finance.
Note: Financial entities are defined as domestic and international banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mortgage companies and consumer lenders.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the paraprofessional level.
Note: This will be interpreted as work requiring the exercise of some independent judgment in the application of basic principles and practices of accounting, auditing, banking, finance or the regulation of financial entities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
• Experience working in a regulatory agency or in a bank or credit union regulated by the Department of Banking in an audit, accounting or compliance role;
• Experience with oral and written communication skills;
• Experience with the ability to utilize computer software including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to prepare work product and presentations;
• Experience with the ability to perform high level arithmetical computations utilizing a variety of source data including charts, graphs and tables.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.