Job Summary: Â Sr. Analyst, Investments for Chicago, IL location. 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. Performs financial operations, institutional investment and finance, financial and budgeting analysis, accounting, reconciliation, non-profit tax and audit, gift accounting and management in a rigorous control environment. Aides in designing, building and testing systems to automate financial workflows and investment data collection, analytics and reporting. Interacts with multiple constituencies across the University as well as with external partners and audiences to complete collaborative tasks and resolve issues. Prepares exhibits for use in presentations to the management team and Investment Committee. Executes investment transactions for assigned portfolios such as 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. Prepares valuation and activity reports which includes CAGR/ROI, data analytics, 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. 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. While the focus will be on a primary asset class, the job will also process information on CRSP indexes, alternative investments, long-term equity, joint venture investments, or administer loans and tracking the performance of them. Supports many facets of the investment process, including the selection and monitoring of external investment specialists across asset classes. Tools: VBA, Tableau and Power BI dashboards.
Bachelorâ™s degree in Math, Accounting, Financial Management or related field plus two years of experience as an Analyst or in finance. Required skills: 2 years in financial/treasury operations (including financial and budgeting analysis, accounting, reconciliation, non-profit tax and audit, gift accounting and management); Experience must include: rigorous control environment; institutional finance and investment; CAGR/ROI; data analytics; VBA; Tableau/Power BI dashboards; automation of financial workflows. Background check with review of conviction history required. Eligible for some hybrid work (remote and in person).
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