Sr. Trading Compliance Analyst


Inver Grove Heights, MN, USA

Full time

Trade Compliance

Nov 18

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in the Compliance & Integrity office of our Legal and Compliance organization. We are looking for a Trading Compliance Analyst to join our team in Inver Grove Heights, MN. This role will be responsible for helping empower CHS to compete with integrity and confidence in the highly complex and regulated global marketplace that CHS encounters each day through daily operational and tactical support. In addition, this role will obtain, validate, and aggregate business unit information and prepare reports as required by relevant regulatory authorities and CHS leadership. We are looking for a self–motivated candidate with a deep understanding and knowledge of financial and physical agricultural and/or energy commodity markets and products, including futures, options, and swaps. You must possess strong analytical skills and communications skills and understand how the regulatory environment impacts business operations.



  • Obtain and validate information from business units for regulatory reporting purposes. Gather, analyze, and prepare responses to regulators and exchanges. Gather, analyze, and respond to requests for information from CHS Compliance and Integrity leadership.
  • Monitor daily regulatory position limits and work with business units to maintain compliance. Maintain schedule of regulatory limits, accountability levels, expiration dates, etc. for each product traded and assist in reviewing rules for new products. Assist in managing limit exemption requests and maintaining appropriate documentation to support such requests Daily Operation Support.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact with assigned business units. Assist with all trade compliance-related questions from business units and escalate to Derivatives Trading Compliance Program Manager when needed. Partner with business units to address issues and assist in the rollout of new business products and/or initiatives. Help identify, develop, and drive solutions/strategies to issues faced by the businesses and the necessary controls around any change.
  • Assist Derivatives Trading Compliance Program Manager in reviewing and revising contract language and marketing materials for assigned trading programs.
  • Maintain internal tracking of swaps and perform analysis in accordance with regulatory requirements and CHS policies.
  • Maintain Trader Repository and ensure systems platform accesses and monitoring processes are properly managed across enterprise trading population.
  • Monitor trading activity for compliance to policies and participate in audits or investigations as required. Gather and review materials for response to Exchange inquiry/document requests. Escalate any concerns to Derivatives Trading Compliance Program Manager as needed. Assist in preparing materials for the Trading Risk Governance Committee (or successor body) or the CHS Board of Directors.

Administration of Training and Communication

  • Assist Derivatives Trading Compliance Program Manager in ensuring all relevant personnel receives adequate training on regulations and rules, as well as policies that support compliance to the rules.
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance of compliance policies and procedures. Analyst will also lead the Trading Compliance Program communications efforts with business lines.

Research and Program Management/Enhancement

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional and/or regulatory publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies.

Strategic Projects

  • Participate on strategic projects that are focused on enhancing Trading Compliance Programs. Assist in non-derivatives trading compliance activities at the direction of the Trading Compliance and New Products Risk Director.
  • Follow all company safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards. Correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions in the workplace.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related areas of study.
  • 4+ years of experience in commodity risk management in one or more of the following areas:

Commodity trading, Commodity execution, Commodity risk management, Trading compliance.

  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Adaptable to change and able to prioritize multiple demands under pressure.
  • Ability to assess and understand complex situations presented by the business and provide appropriate compliance guidance/solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with interpreting and communicating complex regulatory requirements to business partners.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand organizational structure for the purpose of compliance testing and monitoring.
  • Able to work effectively and meet goals both as part of a team and independently.

Additional Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience with one or more of the following:

Program administration, Training and communications, Policy development.

  • Advanced understanding of commodity trading, particularly in the Energy sector or Swaps.
  • Data analytics experience.
  • Knowledge of compliance laws, rules, and regulations, such as CFTC, NFA, Commodity Exchanges, FERC, etc., as well as of emerging regulations related to commodity trading activities.
  • Experience working with complex financial information systems and controls in a large, complex business that provides consistent and reliable information.
  • Series 3 License, CPA, MBA, or JD CCEP or other compliance/ethics certification.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time.



CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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