Portfolio Analyst - Investments

Boston, MA 02110

Posted: 01/03/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82731

A top investment management firm in Boston, MA is seeking a Portfolio Analyst to join their team. As the Portfolio Analyst, you will be responsible for providing accounting expertise to the firm. You will also be responsible for maintaining and guiding the continuous development of the team’ s accounting capabilities to ensure that they can provide investors with timely and accurate positions, market values and cash balances to be incorporated into investment decisions. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Portfolio Analyst:
  • Provide expertise on current accounting standards
  • Central point of contact for accounting related inquiries
  • Oversee all daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual controls to ensure consistent and accurate accounting data
  • Strategically review accounting capabilities and make recommendations on areas where additional development is needed
  • Provide leadership and education across the firm regarding our accounting capabilities and work to resolve accounting issues experienced by cross-functional users of the data
  • Perform impact analysis of regulatory and operational changes in portfolio accounting that impact the investment process and suggest ways to address changes, both tactically and strategically
  • Provide guidance and expertise to Business Analysts and IT regarding development requirements for accounting initiatives

Requirements for the Portfolio Analyst:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree and 5-7 years of experience in the financial services industry with some experience working in portfolio or fund accounting
  • Work towards CPA, advanced degree, or CFA preferred
  • Well organized, resourceful, motivated and have the ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Extensive fixed income accounting experience
  • Experience working with, and accounting for, derivatives and synthetic exposures
  • A proven track record of initiating and managing change utilizing strong business judgment, risk analysis skills and risk mitigation techniques
  • A broad knowledge of capital markets
  • A solid understanding of investment management operations and support practices
  • Well-developed interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong business judgment, including the ability to synthesize multiple complex issues and effectively balance competing objectives
  • Dedicated, highly motivated and passionate professional with a strong service and investment orientation
  • Ability to think with vision
  • Ability to partner effectively with others
  • High degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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