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Business Insights Financial Analyst

Jump Trading LLC is a proprietary trading firm headquatered in Chicago, IL.

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Business Insights Financial Analyst

Jump Trading Group is committed to world class research. We empower exceptional talents in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science to seek scientific boundaries, push through them, and apply cutting edge research to global financial markets. Our culture is unique. Constant innovation requires fearlessness, creativity, intellectual honesty, and a relentless competitive streak. We believe in winning together and unlocking unique individual talent by incenting collaboration and mutual respect. At Jump, research outcomes drive more than superior risk adjusted returns. We design, develop, and deploy technologies that change our world, fund start-ups across industries, and partner with leading global research organizations and universities to solve problems.

The Business Insights team partners with trading operations, technology and back office teams to leverage data in order to make informed business decisions. As a Business Insights Analyst you will have the opportunity to work with and own key operational data while gaining a keen understanding of the use of this data across the firm. In this role, you will help the firm operate more efficiently and assist teams in making informed business decisions by supporting enhanced data collection processes and reconciliations and providing quality insights to key members of the firm.

Are you a highly organized, strong communicator with an interest in our industry? Do you have an analytical mind, enjoy solving challenging problems, a desire to join a fast paced, collaborative team environment, and an intellectual curiosity that pushes you to reach your fullest potential?  If so, this role may be a good fit for you.

This role is based out of our Chicago office with an expectation to work in the office a portion of each week.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build an understanding of the firm’s operational data – everything from which services the firm has contracted for, to their use within the trading infrastructure and operations, internal data sources housing metadata related to contracted services, and vendor billing.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of business development, infrastructure, and internal system changes which can enhance the quality of data capture.
  • Manage the master data source for contracted services, including creation, updates, and deletion of data.
  • Develop and design best practices for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information from source system and translating to our internal data warehouse; monitor input to ensure consistency, quality, and integrity of data.
  • Develop an understanding of internal data sources that can be used to reconcile against vendor billings and own reconciliations between data inputs and vendor invoicing, including identifying and resolving discrepancies between contracted expectations and vendor billing, and utilizing system reporting to validate balances between systems.
  • Make recommendations for system enhancements; assist in testing and implementation of modifications and enhancements.
  • Analyze data and calibrate reporting to deliver actionable insights to decision makers with an eye for what drives efficiency, productivity, and overall business performance.
  • Consult with and advise the business on the use and interpretation of data and collaborate as appropriate in the structuring and development of data requirements and business reporting needs.

Skills you’ll need:

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to define and resolve problems
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Proven data management capability
  • Proactive thinker and strong team player with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving
  • Strong written, oral, and visual presentation skills
  • Collaborative and able to build and sustain relationships across teams and global offices
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible, conscientious, and easily adaptable to constant change
  • Professional demeanor and ability to use discretion when working with confidential material
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 3 years of work experience in an analytical or business research related field such as Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • Experience with excel, SQL, and python desired
  • Trading industry experience preferred

Benefits

   - Discretionary bonus eligibility
   - Medical, dental, and vision insurance
   - HSA, FSA, and Dependent Care options
   - Employer Paid Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
   - Voluntary Life & AD&D insurance
   - Paid vacation plus paid holidays
   - Retirement plan with employer match
   - Paid parental leave
   - Wellness Programs

Annual Base Salary Range
$90,000$120,000 USD

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