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US Research Analyst (Temp)

Company: Source2
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Each year, institutional investors such as mutual funds and pension funds vote on key governance issues at their portfolio companies. These include the election of directors, ratification of auditors, and votes on executive compensation plans, mergers, and financings. For over 30 years, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has been the leading provider of governance research to institutional investors, helping them assess governance risk in their portfolios and cast informed votes on these issues.
Our U.S. Research team seeks to hire an analyst in Rockville, MD during the spring annual meeting season, starting in February 2022 for a term ending in May/June 2022 (there could be some fluctuation -in start and end dates).

Responsibilities
Perform research and complete proxy analyses for shareholder meetings of publicly traded companies.
Read and understand SEC filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, DEF 14As) and other company disclosures and distill financial, industry, and corporate governance information to draft analyses and issue proxy vote recommendations based on ISS' policy guidelines (available at issgovernance.com/policy).
Develop understanding of governance issues, in particular those dealing with mergers, acquisitions, and equity or debt financings.
Answer internal and external queries on research analyses, and discuss policies and vote recommendations.
Qualifications
Strong analytical abilities
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Organizational skills, attention to detail, a self-driven work ethic, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment.
Ability to work within a team-oriented environment and communicate with various internal parties.
Familiarity with SEC filings.
Bachelor's degree or higher, plus relevant work experience preferred in finance, accounting, economics, governance, or law.

Additional Information
We cannot sponsor work authorizations for this short contract; however, we can work with the school requirements for OPT/F1 (provided the work authorization is obtained prior to January 2022) .
We are currently working remotely; however, we are seeking candidates who can commute to our local office locations when we begin transitioning back.
This is an hourly paid position.
This position requires the ability to work over-time potentially, including weekends, during peak weeks (generally late March - June).

Keywords: Source2, Wilmington , US Research Analyst (Temp), Accounting, Auditing , Rockville, Delaware

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