2024 Financial Services Analyst

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Chatham Financial
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Kennett Square, PA
recency icon Posted 09-08-2023

Job Description

Overview: We don't simply hire employees. We invest in them. When you work at Chatham, we empower you - offering professional development opportunities to help you grow in your career, no matter if you've been here for five months or 15 years. Chatham has worked hard to create a distinct work environment that values people, teamwork, integrity, and client service. You will have immediate opportunities to partner with talented subject matter experts, work on complex projects, and contribute to the value Chatham delivers every day. Chatham Financial is a unique global financial services provider that takes a creative and holistic approach to developing our team members. We invest in creating a culture that is defined by professional growth, collaboration, and opportunity. As our most valuable assets, Chatham's team members are rewarded with the opportunity to work with an incredible range of clients and consult on complex and exciting financial problems.Role Opportunity - Financial Services: The Financial Services (FS) team advises and serves Insurance and Banking clients on financial risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and more. Sitting within the Financial Institutions (FI) sector, the FS team assists organizations as they design, implement, and operate hedging strategies through advisory, operational, and technology-specific offerings. The FS team training approach utilizes is cross functional; where analysts will have the opportunity to spend time on a variety of different teams to gain a breadth of experiences across the sector, during the first 2 years of being on the team. Areas for FS Analysts include: ChathamDirect (technology), Hedging Advisory, Hedge Accounting, and Business Development/Client Relationship Management In this role you will: While the specific responsibilities of an Analyst vary based on their current (seasonal) placement, here are some examples of responsibilities managed across our current Analysts: Work directly with clients in onboarding their company's financial portfolios into our technology platform Assist our operations team in collateral management, trade loading, and reporting Organize contracts and provide support to consulting engagements to streamline internal success Conduct market research and prepare client presentations Assist in preparation of month end accounting deliverables for clients Travel requirements will vary depending on home office and any scheduled rotations. All Denver based analysts will need to spend at least a few weeks in the Kennett Square office. Other travel responsibilities could entail being onsite at client offices or travel to other Chatham offices to support internal initiatives, usually for a week or two at a time, with opportunities for longer stints possibly available. Because each rotation is flexible and each placement may have unique needs, please let Chatham know if you have any limitations on your ability to spend time outside of your home office. Contributors to your success: Chatham maintains an entrepreneurial culture that rewards teamwork and innovation. We seek individuals who are natural leaders, who have a desire and ability to learn quickly, and who fit our culture.The team members that thrive consistently at Chatham tend to display the following attributes: Quantitative skills: the ability to work with large amounts of data and understand causal relationships, attention to detail in both inputs and outputs, experience with statistical analysis and financial modeling a plus Communication skills: the ability to communicate complex subject matter in a way that educates and prioritizes findings, flexing delivery style to accommodate different audiences, engaging with clients on new project proposals and ongoing delivery, effective communication through various formats (PowerPoint slides, email, verbal, spreadsheets, etc.) Collaboration skills: the ability to share information internally to grow the capabilities of the team and to seek out knowledge from others when needed, partnering with external clients throughout a project, delivering on internal requirements to support other teams as needed Project management skills: the ability to prioritize competing demands and align resources with project deliverables, communicating internal and external expectations throughout a project A combination of these skills will be utilized by every team member, but we expect individual roles to draw out individual strengths that complement the team. Our goal is to develop people to their fullest potential so that they can achieve greater responsibilities, and have impact on those around them, clients, and teammates alike. While our work is in the financial realm, the primary qualification to apply is a willingness to join our community. No professional experience or certifications are required as we provide the relevant education through a mixture of training and apprenticeship programs, but our process is highly selective as we intentionally seek candidates with traits that contribute to the balance of the firm's culture.Training program: Chatham Financial analysts attend the New Hire Academy which focuses on improving their speed to proficiency by developing the knowledge, skills, and relationships needed to be successful. It is a combination of online learning resources, virtual debriefs, and in-person workshops with the cohort. Content areas covered include: fixed income math, derivatives basics, options theory, client communications, and effective consulting skills. About Chatham Financial: Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, Chatham provides clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team of over 600 employees to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves more than 3,500 companies across a wide range of industries - handling over $1 trillion in transaction volume annually and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate academic program with a graduation date between December 2023-June 2024. #LI-Onsite #LI-AS1