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Licensing Analyst – Chicago, LA, or D.C. Office

*One position located in Chicago, LA, or D.C. office

Under the direction of the Director, the Licensing Analyst is responsible for drafting license applications, reports, renewals, and amendments, tracking project status information, interacting with clients and regulators as needed to obtain and submit relevant information, and handling all aspects of licensing project management. This position is with APPROVED, Buckley LLP’s technology-enabled licensing division.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track informational requests to clients and from state and federal regulators
  • Prepare and compile mortgage lender, mortgage broker, mortgage servicer, mortgage loan originator, and other financial-services related application documentation
  • Organize application documentation
  • Prepare foreign qualifications, periodic reports, renewals, and ongoing compliance filings
  • Prepare correspondence to client, state, and federal regulators
  • Correspond with client, state, and federal regulators
  • Compile filings, scan filings, and send filings to regulators
  • Manage filings and update records within internal licensing database
  • Review and analyze regulatory notifications
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Effective time management skills to meet regulatory deadlines. Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed

Performance Traits:

Candidates must possess excellent organization skills, strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, strong oral and written communication skills, strong presentation skills. In addition, must be able to work well in a team environment and have great attitude and desire to learn and grow. The ability to manage a high-volume workload, and to effectively interface with various levels of personnel is critical to operational success.

Technical Skills:

Must have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Desired: Experience with Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS)

Education, Training, and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience is required, Office administrative, legal, compliance, financial services, and/or licensing experience is a plus.

To apply, please click here.

Licensing and Regulatory Research Manager – Chicago, Minneapolis, Santa Monica, D.C., or New York Office

*One position located in Chicago, Minneapolis, Santa Monica, D.C., or New York

Under the direction of the Director, the Licensing and Regulatory Research Manager is responsible for managing the licensing practice research and database maintenance program. The staff member will complete legislative research, analysis, and intake all licensing-related requirements for use in firm technology products and by organization personnel. In addition, they will develop processes and procedures to maintain the organization's database and related materials. Their goal is to ensure the Firm technology products and personnel have the most up-to-date licensing requirements available to them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design policies and procedures to ensure the organization is working with the most relevant information related to licensing requirements and statutes, including those related to various regulatory examination programs
  • Research law by studying laws, statutes, regulations, opinions, including precedents and reasoning, and trends and preparing summaries and structured data for input into data systems
  • Work with technology team to develop requirements and build solutions to keep licensing data and requirements up-to-date and ahead of trends to share with clients
  • Update job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading legal publications; maintaining professional networks
  • Enhance Firm's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Complete intake of all licensing requirement updates for use in Firm data systems
  • Draft blog posts on financial services licensing-related topics for APPROVED's online blog
  • Manage various licensing projects as periodically required

Performance Traits:

Ability to work with clients and team members to address outstanding issues and find solutions to organization initiatives. Must have attention to detail and superior communication skills, both oral and written. The ability to pay close attention to detail and strong work organization skills. Must take the initiative to identify and solve problems independently, but know when to seek help from senior team members. Also must proactively build new skills and help the team succeed.

Technical Skills:

Familiarity with Smartsheet and data structure basics, Microsoft Office Word and Excel (moderate to advanced level of experience). Desired experience with Microsoft Visio or other process flow software; other legal research system experience.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Bachelor's degree required and advanced degree or law degree desired or commensurate professional experience, is required, and candidates must show consistent excellence throughout their education and work experience.

To apply, please click here.