Investment Accounting Associate

Investment Accounting Associate


About this Role:

Our Portfolio Accounting Team handles NAV calculation and Performance measurement for a large number of institutional separate accounts and retail funds. This includes analysis/comparison with third parties, collaboration with the Pricing and Cash and Asset Groups to ensure minimal risk in portfolio accounting calculations caused by NAV-impacting exceptions.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Conduct portfolio valuations, performance calculation and analysis for Institutional portfolios using Aladdin Accounting platform;
Work closely with upstream teams such as Cash reconciliation, Trade operations, Data Integrity Groups and Portfolio managers to ensure accuracy of the jobs remit;
Support Portfolio Management Group (PMG) and Institutional Client Business group (ICB) in resolving portfolio valuation and performance related queries;
Work with clients effectively by supporting Client Business in servicing client requirements on a regular basis or on special projects;
Prepare and provide extensive reconciliation with custodian banks and accounting agents to prevent/resolve NAV/Performance discrepancies;
Lead all aspects of the preparation and review of holdings/market value reconciliations using Aladdin Reconciliation Tool to reconcile positions, prices, market value and accruals;
Coordinate the re-engineering of BlackRock’s operating environment and participate in various automation projects to enhance productivity and controls;
Involved in the training process of newly hired professionals and interns, as well as testing and implementation of the straight-thru-processing research and reconciliation tools;
Assist in conducting and implementing procedures and controls to ensure GIPS, SOX, RCSA and SOR Audit requirements.

Skills and Qualifications:

Proven experience in performance measurement, fund accounting and/or operations;
Proficient in the working knowledge of Equity and Fixed Income securities and derivative products;
Works well in a team environment with an entrepreneurial spirit that is willing to build on additional responsibilities quickly;
Good knowledge of Excel. SQL and VBA experience desirable but not necessary;
Enjoys working in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment, with excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills.
Strong client service skills and a passion for delivering service excellence
Highly proactive, willing to take ownership of issues and follow through to resolution

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