Associate, Investment Operations Associate

Employer
BlackRock
Location
San Francisco, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 22, 2022
Closes
Aug 06, 2022
Ref
15981265
Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

About Aperio

At Aperio (part of BlackRock), our strategies are designed to put our clients' and their clients' interests at the center of our investment advice; to minimize costs and taxes; and to incorporate each client's unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) preferences. We are a purposefully growing quantitative/index-tracking investment management business specializing in managing customized equity portfolios tax efficiently.

At Aperio, we work hard and move quickly as a well-coordinated, collaborative team whose exceptional people are focused on providing extraordinary client service. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, industry-disruptive, fast-paced environment, Aperio is the place for you.

About this Role

We are adding to our staff and looking for an entry-level Investment Operations Analyst, with one to three years of experience, who is bright and articulate and has a sense of humor. Ideal candidates must have excellent problem-solving skills, a high degree of attention to detail, and strong organizational and analytical skills. This is a great opportunity to work for a growing investment management firm. The position requires strong analytical and communication skills. Ideal candidates will have good Excel and database skills and must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. In addition, the Investment Operations Analyst should be able to work well independently and in a team environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor and reconcile separately managed accounts between the firm's portfolio accounting system and our external custodians, daily
  • Communicate with custodians, banks, brokers, and vendors to resolve issues related to daily processes, data delivery, trade settlement, etc.
  • Work on miscellaneous projects to streamline operations, automate processes, and reduce errors
  • Help set up new intermediaries, custodians, platforms, and interfaces
  • Help maintain our security master, trading restrictions, and various financial account information
  • Respond to diverse external and client requests in a timely and professional manner: reporting, valuations, analyses, etc.
  • Reply to various internal requests, typically from client onboarding and portfolio management teams
  • Handle assorted monthly and quarterly closing processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, math, finance, or a related field
  • Five plus years of relevant work experience at an investment management firm
  • Portfolio accounting and performance experience
  • Solid understanding of financial markets
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills to manage data, projects, and processes
  • Knowledge of Advent APX, Salesforce, VBA, SQL a plus


Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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