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Investment Operations Analyst

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Development & Advancement, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
The Wesleyan Investments Office is charged with the day-to-day management of Wesleyan’s $1.7 billion endowment. The primary objective of the endowment is to provide enduring support for the academic mission of the University by releasing a sustainable and reliable flow of funds to the operating budget, thereby enhancing Wesleyan’s long-term financial stability and supporting excellence in programs, personnel, and facilities.

Reporting to the Director, Operations and Investments, the Investment Operations Analyst will be a member of a small investment team.
This position will be responsible for a full range of investment performance and reporting needs of a multi-asset class portfolio.
This individual will represent the University effectively while interacting with global investment managers and service providers.
Responsibilities include:

Investment Reporting
  • Reconcile transactions and valuations with investment managers and third party administrators.
  • Compute and interpret performance, risk, and exposure metrics for multiple asset classes.
  • Produce performance reports for use in investment decisions and communicating to key stakeholders.
  • Forecast and monitor cash flows for an active portfolio of alternative investments.
  • Establish strong relationships with service providers to communicate directives and feedback.
Document Storage
  • Monitor shared email inbox for notices of cash flows, valuations, portfolio updates, financial statements, tax reports, deal summaries, and legal documents.
  • Review all documents and evaluate next steps: archive, action, or escalation.
  • Maintain electronic document management system to properly categorize and file documents.
Audit & Tax
  • Work closely with external auditors and internal departments to provide requested information and documents.
Special Projects
  • Track quantitative and qualitative data fields for use in monitoring and underwriting new and existing investments.
  • Develop and maintain custom reports, models, and software packages.
  • Engage with investment managers and fund administrators on subscription and anti‐money laundering documentation.
  • Other projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree Keen interest of financial services and investment operations. Proficiency with Excel. Strong numerical skills. Basic understanding of investment accounting concepts. Effective communication and collaboration skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities. Mission-driven: ability to demonstrate desire to support causes greater than one’s self or track record of mission-driven roles. Adherence to a strict code of ethics and conflict of interest policy.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Accounting, finance, or business major. 2 years of experience with financial services or investment operations at a global fund administrator, endowment, or foundation. Demonstrated understanding of key investment accounting principles. Advance proficiency with Excel (experience with complex spreadsheets, writing formulas, use of pivot tables and VLOOKUP , and other similar skills). Demonstrated expertise in proactively identifying, researching, and resolving issues in large data sets. Familiarity with investment software including Bloomberg, Morningstar Direct, Caissa, and Advent Tamale.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application closing date is January 29, 2022

Flexible start date is possible with a potential start date between May – July 2022
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19 unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption. New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their start date.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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