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Operations Analyst

Arlington, VA
Position Title:
Operations Analyst
 
Position Summary:
The Operations Analyst is responsible for supporting the management of institutional investment portfolios. The Operations team plays a critical role ensuring that transactions are accurately reflected in the internal systems, as well as with external third-party custodians. We seek an energetic individual with an accounting and/or finance background and a desire to learn the many facets of operational support in a collegial team environment.
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Record client daily and monthly transactions and cash activities into transaction system and review against the values at the custodian(s)
  • Identify, research, and resolve transactional discrepancies
  • Liaise between portfolio managers and custodians for all portfolio-specific activity and issues, ensuring communication of critical information
  • Assist in the monthly approval of NAV reconciliations (between administrator, custodian, and firm)
  • Update, monitor, and review investment book of record (IBOR), which includes updating monthly investment values in third-party funds and producing related performance return calculations
  • Develop investment roll-forward position reports for use by clients’ accounting groups
  • Assist in the coordination of client investment transitions and new investment and manager setup, including custodians, prime brokers, and counterparties
  • Aggregate, enter, and prepare capital calls for approval and execution
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in in Accounting, Finance, or other related discipline
  • 1-3 years of work experience in fund accounting/administration, investment operations or portfolio management support role
  • CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred
  • Experience with external financial custodians a plus
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Ability to learn and master various software programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and client-service oriented
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
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