Friday, March 21, 2014

New and Featured Finance positions posted in CareerLink - Week of 3/21/14

First American Equipment Finance – Rochester, NY
First American Equipment Finance is a growing, national leader in commercial equipment finance. First American was ranked as a top 5 Best Company to Work for in New York (under 250 employees) in 2012 and 2013. With new, national headquarter in Rochester (Woodcliff Office Park, Fairport), First American has approximately 110 employees and manages a $570MM portfolio. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank (NYSE: CYN), the 24th largest commercial bank in the U.S.
Project Manager – ALUMNI CONNECTED
Looking for a fast-paced, energetic and professional atmosphere that revolves around a team approach?  First American is looking for exceptional, career-oriented professionals interested in the field of commercial finance. In coordinating and managing lease transactions, the Project Manager’s specific areas of responsibility will include drafting lease documents, office support and organization, data management, on-line research, credit analysis, economic analysis, contract audits and management of outside parties including equipment suppliers and service providers.  No specific prior work experience is necessary and First American will provide formal, in-house training.

Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC – Jersey City, NJ
Lord, Abbett & Company L.L.C. ( is an investment management firm based in Jersey City, New Jersey. The firm has assets under management of over $90B.  The firm manages investment portfolios in a number of style disciplines, and offers investment management services in the form of separately managed accounts, institutional investments, and mutual funds.
Regional Consultant
Must learn and maintain in-depth knowledge of all Lord Abbett investment vehicles & services including: Investments: Mutual Funds, Separately Managed Accounts, IRAs and Annuities. Resources: Lord Abbett Advisor Site, Lord Abbett Insights & Intelligence, High Net Worth Proposals, Morningstar Comparison, Hypothetical and Portfolio Analyzer Tools, Saleslogix (CRM), Business Objects, etc. Partner with one or more Regional Managers to effectively manage a sales territory; Proactively contact advisors to share Lord Abbett sales & business building ideas; Strengthen and support existing and build new relationships with advisors; Provide superior customer service in response to inquiries from current clients and prospective investors.

Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC – Rochester, NY
Manning & Napier is headquartered in Fairport, NY with regional offices in St. Petersburg, FL and Columbus, OH. Founded in 1970, we provide a broad range of investment solutions, as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems.
Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for cross functional delivery of all goals and milestones associated with applications and systems projects. This individual will manage the analysis, design, execution and support of all assigned projects. The Project Manager will interact and build effective relationships across all business units which include sales, marketing, finance, human resources and information technology. position requires a strong project manager that has experience managing technical teams, business unit relationships, and internal shareholders.
Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will work closely with a team of Analysts to provide analytical coverage of the firm's Sector Teams. The Assistant will conduct company and industry specific research and analysis assisting Analysts in recommending equities in client's accounts and the firm's in-house funds.
Investment Operations – Growth Team
Responsibilities: Account Performance Reviews to clients; Account Reconciliation between the firm and custodians; Trade Processing, including tracking trade settlement and working with Broker/Custodians.
Quality Assurance Analyst
The Quality Assurance Analyst works in conjunction with the development team to ensure that applications meet business requirements and Manning & Napier’s high-quality standards. Responsibilities: Review business requirements and functional specification documents to design test cases that will test interface usability, functionality, data integrity and performance; Execute test cases and document defects where actual results do not match expected results; Identify inconsistencies from application standards and recommend modifications to conform to standards; Communicate regular status of assigned tasks with development team and management.

Citi – Buffalo, NY
Citi is today´s pre-eminent financial services company and was built to create a highly diversified financial services company that could act as one to deliver solutions to clients throughout the world. With the most diverse array of products and the greatest distribution capacity of any financial firm in the world, our employees manage 200 million customer accounts across six continents in more than 100 countries.
Credit Portfolio Analyst 2
Key Responsibilities: Risk assessment and credit analysis of existing relationships including periodic review of financial results and statements to monitor operating performance, liquidity position and financial condition, peer analysis, and preparation of financial projections and sensitivity analysis; Conduct industry reviews and identify trends and risk drivers in particular sectors; Assist in periodic portfolio reviews testing for industry, sector and obligor concentrations and assist in meeting ad-hoc Regulatory Requirement needs; Proactively monitor credit exposure, undertake analysis / investigation where required to ensure exposures are properly reported and exceptions resolved; Maintain a high degree of understanding of internal credit policy and reporting requirements.
Financial Accounting Analyst 4
The analyst is an accounting subject matter expert and has primary responsibility for managing a team ensuring the integrity of a balance sheet portfolio. The analyst will review the work of others, establish procedures for others, and will provide coaching and feedback to a team. The analyst should possess strong judgment and investigation skills, and will leverage these skills in managing balance sheet risk. The analyst is expected to function independently and will guide others in the execution of daily responsibilities - applying independent judgment to achieve results for both themselves and their team. The analyst is also responsible for the appropriate and timely escalation of any risk to the business resident in their account portfolio.

Numeric Investors, LLC – Boston, MA
Numeric Investors is a leader in the development and implementation of quantitative investment techniques focused on generating alpha for our clients. Our fundamental goal is to maximize total dollars of excess return in clients' portfolios. Consistent with this objective, we have committed significant resources toward building an investment team with strong research and modeling capabilities. Over the years, we have applied strict asset capacity limitations to ensure that our asset growth will not hinder the excess return goals that we expect to deliver to our clients.
Portfolio Manager Assistant
The PM Assistant will be responsible for supporting portfolio managers as they implement Numeric’s investment strategies. This involves both validating the inputs to our models as well as the output from the quantitative signals used to make “buy/sell” decisions. The assistant will also monitor portfolio risk and country/sector exposures and analyze portfolio returns. The candidate will also be involved in assisting the portfolio and research teams in researching and developing financial models to supplement and enhance our strategies. The role spans a broad spectrum of research, investment, and technical tasks but focuses on validating and testing data, researching discrepancies and communicating issues to the portfolio management team.

FTI Consulting, Inc. – Boston, MA
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,100 professionals located in most major business centers around the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring.
FTI is interviewing for the position of Consultant. The position demands knowledge of or interest in microeconomics, a broad range of research skills, and the ability to perform quantitative analysis. Consultants work with case teams in nearly all aspects of project work including a varietyof quantitative and qualitative tasks, such as; (a) data gathering and analysis, including spreadsheet modeling and regression analysis; (b) industry research; (c) review, critique and analysis of analyst reports and business documents produced in litigation; (d) production of analyses, text and graphics for expert reports, government filings, and client presentations; and (e) ensuring the quality of all work product.

T3 Trading Group, LLC – New York, NY
T3 Trading Group, LLC (T3) is a CBSX registered broker/dealer whose proprietary traders focus on intraday momentum, swing, and technical trading of US equity markets. T3, based in downtown New York City, specializes in the development of both new and experienced traders from around the United States.
Stock Trader
We are seeking motivated and disciplined candidates that we can teach to manage and control the risks of trading the markets. These successful applicants will join our team in the downtown Manhattan trading office and undergo an initial training period. In addition, Junior Traders will be provided with educational materials to familiarize themselves with the inner workings of the stock market and equity trading. Our team focuses primarily on swing and position trades. We use chart pattern recognition with high time frame analysis to anticipate future price movement of stocks. Trading chart patterns with familiar and similar characteristics can produce positive and consistent results. Our group specializes in studying and understanding how bottoms in stock price movement form. We use this analysis and recognition to find profitable risk to reward situations in the market.

Human Society at Lollypop Farm – Fairport, NY
Lollypop Farm is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. Here are just a few examples of how Lollypop Farm is involved with our community and beyond.
Entry Level Accountant
Compute, classify, record and verify numerical data for use in maintaining accounting records; measure business activities of a company and communicate those measurements to external parties for decision-making purposes. In addition, carries out major assignments that impact the operations of the business by performing the following duties relating to: invoices/billing statements, processing of revenue, processing of business transactions, department-wide productivity projects.

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