Senior Analyst, Investment Operations

Full-time, Permanent

$100k

4 weeks ago in Accounting and Finance

Job Description:

Our client, a downtown pension fund requires a Senior Analyst to join their Investment Operations team. Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Investment Operations, the Senior Analyst, Investment Operations will be responsible for investment accounting and reporting, investment operations, cash management and investment compliance. This individual will ensure investment related data at the Custodian and other investment market data necessary for supporting the reporting and analytics are accurate, complete, and delivered on a timely manner throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:

Reporting

  • Manage the data elements for the portfolio reporting process and support the portfolio analysis and reporting act
  • Ensure data accuracy, timeliness and completeness through reconciliations and ongoing oversight of the custody, accounting and performance provider(s)
  • Consolidate and review critical data elements relevant to portfolio and asset reporting
  • Prepare asset exposure reports as well as assessing reasonability and fluctuations in the portfolio
  • Build and standardize reporting templates to facilitate month-end/quarter-end analysis and provide management insights
  • Conduct ad-hoc reporting and analysis to support key investment finance decisions
  • Develop and implement solutions to facilitate ongoing internal and external reporting effectively
  • Configure investment data from third party custodian systems to map into the Corporate Finance system

 

Investment Operations

  • Support the day-to-day investment operations, review and controls.
  • Perform/review fund activities such as reconciliations of trade position and Net Asset Value and
  • investigate any discrepancies to ensure timely completion and accuracy
  • Review monthly accounting entries and audited statements from fund administers to ensure proper accounting treatments and address internal and external queries timely
  • Develop and prepare/review monthly and year-end working papers with appropriate analysis and supporting documentation for annual financial reporting and audit purposes
  • Effectively communicate with internal business partners and external fund managers, including email monitoring for shared mailbox and tracking/escalating critical items
  • Prepare proper documentation to support operations and reviews performed
  • Coordinate and assist with internal and external audit(s)
  • Proactively identify inefficiencies/gaps in operational controls, processes and reconciliations and formulate recommendations, including implementing improvements

 

Cash Management

  • Conduct cash flow forecast analysis, as required
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and investigate any discrepancies
  • Ensure cash items are tracked and reconciled in timely manner

 

Investment Compliance

  • Collect and consolidate financial and operating information for investment compliance reporting
  • Track and reconcile manager advisory and performance fees
  • Reconcile manager performance to performance provider figures and document/investigate discrepancies
  • Reconcile manager holdings and market value to custodian records and document/investigate discrepancies
  • Prepare information and proper documentation for statutory and other reporting, as required

 

Other Projects

  • Provide guidance and support to other team members
  • Proactively lead team to support better execution of tasks
  • Support any special projects and initiatives launched by the Investments Finance team
  • Contribute to other company wide functional and enterprise projects, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Accounting, Commerce, or other related discipline
  • Successful completion of an accounting designation preferred (e.g., CPA); CFA considered an asset
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in investment accounting and financial reporting in the financial service industry (private fund or mutual fund background preferred)
  • Strong understanding of investment accounting and fund accounting standards and reporting practices
  • Solid understanding of investment operations and processes, including IT platforms and analytic tools that support investments
  • Practical experience with financial reporting for investment portfolios and experience with accounts/portfolio structures and multi- asset portfolios (i.e., equities, fixed income, derivatives etc.)
  • Proficient with MS Office required; proficiency with programming languages (e.g., macros, SQL, Python etc.) considered an asset

To apply, upload your resume and complete the required information in the “Apply For The Job” section located to the right of the posting. Alternatively, quote the position title and email your resume to: Lindsey; l.title@tdspersonnel.com

If you are already registered with TDS Personnel please contact your Consultant.

TDS Personnel is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations within reason due to a disability or medical need are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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