Financial Analyst

New York, NY - Posted: 11/30/17 | SHARE:


The Research and Analytics Department in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks candidates for a full-time Financial Analyst position. The Research and Analytics Department is part of the Executive Division and works closely with senior staff to support the OAG's major initiatives, investigations, and policy development. The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Director of Research and Analytics, other research staff, the Investor Protection Bureau and other bureaus to support the work of the OAG.

 Employing over 1,700 people across New York State, the OAG is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. The OAG serves all New Yorkers in numerous legal and regulatory arenas, including vigorously protecting the rights of investors and consumers, coordinating state-wide criminal investigations, promoting economic and social justice, encouraging harm reducing public health strategies, and preserving the State’s environment. The OAG also advises the Executive branch of State government and defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State.

 Responsibilities of the Financial Analyst will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing rigorous financial, economic, and data analysis;
  • Analyzing financial instruments, explaining their structure, and identifying potential risks;
  • Proposing and conducting independent and collaborative investigations into new and emerging issue areas; and  
  • Developing systems to collect, organize and analyze required financial data.


  • Master's degree in finance, economics, or business or two (2) years of equivalent work experience in the financial industry;
  • Strong knowledge of common investment types and sectors (e.g. equities, bonds, fixed income, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds);
  • Basic knowledge of alternative investment funds and vehicles (e.g. structured finance, hedge funds, and private equity);
  • Experience with real estate related and other asset-backed securities or equity market structures (exchanges, order flow, execution benchmarks) a plus;
  • Experience working with the Bloomberg Terminal and/or similar financial data sources;
  • Strong data analysis skills (SQL and/or python preferred);
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and results to a non-technical audience;
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and curious;
  • Personable and positive, with a high level of integrity; and
  • Interest in public policy and social/economic justice.


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