Senior Alternative Operations Analyst

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary and benefits
21 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities

Delivery New business
  • Work closely with the Private Market deal teams, understanding the operational implications of a deal (accounting considerations, cash flows, valuations, and structuring considerations where applicable) - assisting in the implementation of new or existing operating models where required, ensuring understanding is documented.
  • Work with external third-party providers, whilst co-ordinating with stakeholders internally, to ensure any new service provisions with a third party meet the associated deal requirements.
  • Liaise with Performance, Risk, Legal, Compliance and Finance as required

Delivery existing business
  • Responsible for asset set up, settlement instruction maintenance. Confirmation of an initiation of cash flows.
  • Management of the efficient funding of the mandates requesting FX transactions and generation of subscriptions / redemptions and distributions
  • Liaison with the Public markets funding function
  • Complete cash and stock reconciliations daily and escalate as appropriate
  • Complete Rift process and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Operate with minimal errors

  • Liaise with Aztec to ensure mandate guidelines are monitored and provide a regular summary report
  • Report any events within 24 hours into accelerate
  • Deliver data for Weekly operating Report
  • Prepare slides for the Alternative operations oversight meeting

Third party Relationships
  • Grow and develop the relationship with Aztec for Find administration
  • A growing interaction with additional third party providers, whilst assisting with the implementation of a new third party framework.
  • Relationship with JPM for any listed portfolios and for the unitisation of Private market mandates
  • Attendance at third party service reviews as required

  • Look for training opportunities to enhance skills
  • Improve personal skill matrix score each year

Stakeholder management
  • Build a strong relationship across the internal supply chain from initiation to delivery with all areas. Drive solutions that are scalable and controlled.
  • Develop close working relationships with third party service partners

Your Experience
  • Accounting qualification required (ACA/ACCA)
  • CFA/CAIA qualification advantageous
  • Deal implementation background, considering operational and finance related components
  • Business/ Operational experience of working within an alternative's manager
  • A depth of product knowledge across multiple products (Private Equity, debt, both direct and through funds)
  • Knowledge of fund structuring is advantageous
  • Problem solving with independent though
  • Experience of Bloomberg AIM
  • Attention to detail
  • Track record of initiative/project delivery
  • Flexible approach to re-prioritise as needed
  • Can do attitude
  • Good Excel skills

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