Performance Analyst

Tulane University Investment Office
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Investment Accounting for Tulane University, the Performance Analyst is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the performance system for the Tulane University's Investment Management Office. Primary activities performed are related to investment analytics and portfolio performance. This position will also interface with our custodian and investment management firms. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. 2. One (1) year of experience in accounting and/or finance. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 1. Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as the ability to interact courteously and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 2. Ability to anticipate and meet deadlines, establishes work assignment priorities, and performs duties without immediate, constant supervision. 3. Proficiency with Microsoft office products, specifically with Excel. 4. Ability to generate error-free work and adhere to control checks that are established for the role. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. More than 1 year of experience in accounting and/or finance with experience using Backstop's performance system preferred. 2. Specific experience using Microsoft Office products with experience in Microsoft Excel including knowledge of functions such as VLOOKUPs, SUMIFs, and pivot tables. Job Duties - 60% of job: ?? Process monthly market values obtained from fund managers to our custodian and our performance system (Backstop). ?? Reconcile and validate returns from managers and their respective benchmarks as well as the Static benchmark calculation as defined by the Investment Policy Statement and upload to performance system. ?? Reconcile cash balances and update schedules detailing cash projections. ?? Update Cash activity and receivables/payables in the performance system. ?? Assist with compiling reports for weekly staff meeting and quarterly Committee meetings. Performance Standards: Reports are completed accurately and timely without errors. Market values and rates of return are reconciled prior to distribution. Job Duties - 60% of job: ?? Maintain performance and informational databases and files on investment managers. ?? Compile and prepare supporting documents for the annual audit report and work with the external auditors when requested. ?? Act as a liaison between the Investment Office, custodian bank and Tulane University accounting. ?? Cross train with another analyst on their role within the Accounting group. Performance Standards: Databases are updated with the most recent information available and investment manager files are maintained in an accurate and orderly fashion. Is able to fill in as needed during the absence of other staff. Job Duties - 10% of job: ?? Performs other duties as required or requested whether or not specifically listed on this job description. ?? Coordinate with supervisor for various projects. ?? Cross train with other support staff or management to assist as needed. Performance Standards: Exhibits a willingness to learn new tasks. Ask questions before beginning an unfamiliar assignment. To Apply, go to: Click on the "Search Jobs" button. Keyword: IRC10520 Location: Darien, CT

Company Description:

The Tulane University Investment Office manages the University's $1+ billion Endowment in a dedicated investment office located in Darien, CT. The Endowment's mission is to provide a perpetual revenue source that helps meet the growing financial needs of its students, faculty and broader Tulane community. The investment team works collaboratively to identify the most attractive investment opportunities to achieve the highest possible return given the university's risk tolerance. Over the long term, the goal is to preserve the purchasing power of the Endowment after spending and inflation.