1) The role has a broad set of responsibilities that combine operational data management, investment performance analysis and systems development tasks that formalize and automate investment operations.
2) Above all, the analyst will provide essential operational risk management and internal controls to preserve the Universityâ™s investment assets under the direction of the senior manager, using on-the-job knowledge while acquiring higher-level skills. Including: 3) Under direct supervision, follows established internal controls to collect, reconcile, report, and make accessible the cash flow, valuation, and performance data that support the Investment Officeâ™s sophisticated models and reporting. Provides investment support functions. 4) Builds investment analytic capacity by centralizing key data collection of new and on-going investments, such as liquidity terms, holdings and performance details, and communications from fund managers. 5) Aides in designing, building and testing systems to automate investment data collection, analysis and reporting. 6) Interacts with multiple constituencies across the University as well as with external partners and audiences to complete collaborative tasks and resolve issues. 7) Prepares exhibits for use in presentations to the management team and Investment Committee. 8) Performs other related work as needed. 9) Executes investment transactions for assigned portfolios. Duties include processing all related wires through the custodian's electronic systems, or via hard copy; daily entry of transactions into the Office's database including accounting for capital calls, fees, stock and cash distributions, redemptions and purchases; and remedy discrepancies discovered through the reconciliation process. 10) Prepares valuation and activity reports. Duties include recording the receipt of audited financial statements; performing data entry on holdings, leverage, and other fund activity into database; prepares reports to submit to custodian and management; and support the University in the annual audit. 11) On-boards new investments by tracking compliance with the due diligence process; directs background checks, if applicable; secures original executed documentation; works with investment manager, comptroller's office, and custodian to establish new accounts and securities.
1) Ability to work within a rigorous control environment. 2) Ability to understand accounting standards and their application to an institutional multi-asset class portfolio. 3) Ability to understand performance calculations and apply this understanding to new investment instruments and strategies. 4) Proactive problem-solving orientation. 5) Ability to collaborate across functional teams. 6) Strong verbal and written communication skills. 7) Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and understand the organization's goals and the impact of their function. 8) Keen interest in portfolio management and institutional investment issues. 9) Willingness and interest in expanding their knowledge of the investment process and capital markets. 10) Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. 11) Ability to quickly master Bloomberg, Backstop, and Northern Trust Passport systems. 12) Technological savvy. 13) Attention to detail. 14) Issue resolution skills.
1) Mathematics, Accounting or Finance degree
1) A minimum of two years of experience in middle office financial or treasury operations, or audit firm, or bank.
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference list
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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