Rockefeller University Operations Analyst in New York, New York
Job Title Operations Analyst
Laboratory / Department Investments
The Office of Investments oversees an endowment of $2.2 billion, broadly diversified across a range of asset classes. The primary role of the endowment is to advance the research mission of the University through support of the annual operating budget. Endowment assets are invested in public securities, including U.S. and non-U.S. equity and fixed income securities, and private investments including private equity, venture capital and real assets. The assets are invested by external investment managers through separate accounts or commingled vehicles, including funds, trusts and limited partnerships. In addition to overseeing the endowment, the Office of Investments plays an active role in planning and executing the University's external capital program including debt financings and interest rate swaps, and in maintaining the University's rating agency relationships. The University is rated Aa1/AA+ by Moody's and Standard and Poor's. The current professional staff includes the Chief Investment Officer, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, and four additional investment professionals.
The Operations Analyst will provide general administrative support for the Office of Investments, including operations, analytical, and managerial support. The Operations Analyst reports to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and interacts with investment managers, service providers, and other departments in the University. Responsibilities include organizing and processing manager data, including monthly asset values and performance data for new and prospective investments, tracking liquidity terms for underlying investments and monitoring the endowment's overall liquidity, reconciling daily cash balances with capital calls, distributions, stock sales, gifts, and other flows, recording and tracking cash and stock distributions, and assisting with coding distributions for cost/gain, etc. The Operations Analyst will lead the process of quarterly reconciliations and serve as the primary contact for related inquiries between the Investments Office, Finance, and third-party vendors, collaborate with existing software providers to better utilize existing offerings, to encourage the development of new ones, and to ensure the accuracy of the data that sits on those platforms, assist with inquiries related to annual audits, filing of financial statements, and rating agency requests, build investment analytic capacity by centralizing key data collection of new and on-going investments, such as liquidity terms, holdings and performance details, and communications from fund managers, integrate and test operational systems to automate investment data collection, analysis, and reporting, monitor inbound communications, initiate related workflows and processes, and maintain the document management system, complete subscription packages and new account set-up for investments, and work with the team to prepare regular and ad hoc investment portfolio monitoring reports. #INDBIOINFO21
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of one year of work experience, preferably in accounting and investment operations, required. Must be adept at using computers and Microsoft Excel and be detail-oriented to solve complex problems and ensure data accuracy. Must be highly motivated with a willingness to learn and contribute to the team and work in a professional and confidential environment. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance multiple work streams and deadlines necessary. Must have the ability to work independently and autonomously. Experience as a CPA and experience with coding is preferred.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans