As an Advisory Operations Senior Analyst, you will:
Provide high value service to internal and external clients in an environment that promotes Baird’s culture and the Operations mission and values statement.
Support team as the subject matter expert on regulations and policies, understand end-to-end processes.
Utilize data analysis to monitor process efficiency and/or identify data integrity exceptions.
Ability to be versatile across platform, products, and within Operations to strategically drive results and be proactive.
Assist with the resolution of complex process issues, branch issue resolution and/or error resolution.
Identify and contribute to productivity, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to drive exceptional client service and risk mitigation.
Interface with various Baird business units to support firm wide and Operations initiatives; serve as main partner during conversion/transition activities.
Demonstrate and apply understanding and knowledge of markets, products, processes, regulations and systems required to deliver on business objectives.
Partner with Corporate Resource Group teams to implement and develop policies to satisfy regulatory obligations.
Establish teamwork through collaboration, mentoring and contributing to the development of associates. Identify and mentor talent within the team; partner with manager on developing top talent.
Participate on project teams creating requirements and testing through workflow analysis and use cases. Evaluate recommendations to determine impact to process/platform; communicate responses effectively across varying audiences.
Research, coordinate and execute complex advisory account scenarios while providing accurate direction to Baird’s branches and other internal departments.
Demonstrate strategic mindset and thought leadership through broader firm and external engagement.
Ability to create, execute, and evaluate project and test plan requirements for operational aspects of Baird’s advisory programs. Provide recommendations and independently make decisions for the team.
Stay on top of industry trends and use that knowledge to help prioritize department initiatives, develop standards and set policies specific to Baird’s advisory programs.
Perform other duties as required.
What makes this opportunity great:
Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.
Opportunity to grow your career in the exciting and fast-paced world of financial services.
Flexible work-life balance is promoted.
What we look for:
Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related of experience in a financial services operations role is a plus.
Series 99 within 120 days if role processes cash or security movements, otherwise Series 7 a plus.
Understanding of advisory/managed accounts.
Strong experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio).
Advanced analytical skills with the ability to perform complex problem solving.
Ability to handle multiple assignments; work under pressure and within deadlines and produce accurate, high quality results.
Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks under strict deadlines.
Passion for providing high-value client service.
Ability to work independently and effectively, relating to others in order to accomplish work responsibilities and objectives.
Diverse understanding of operational procedures and processes.
Highly motivated individual who has a desire to learn, and an ability to think creatively in a demanding environment.