Job Details


Requisition Number 18-0049
Post Date 10/4/2018
Title Analyst, Investment Operations
Organization Concordia Plan Services
Job Grade 9
City St. Louis
State MO
FT/PT Full Time
Description

Mission and Vision

  • Concordia Plan Services ‘walks together’ with LCMS ministries in caring for workers and their families…so that the Word of God continues to spread!
  • Our 2020 vision is to transform CPS from being solely a benefits provider to the most widely recognized source of employer and worker-related solutions for LCMS ministries.

 

Reporting Relationships

  • Analyst, Investment Operations reports to Director, Investment Operations

 

Summary

  • The Analyst, Investment Operations assists in all facets of the organization’s investment activities, including cash management, investment accounting and support senior management in assembling and analyzing data related to external investment managers.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews and processes capital calls and distributions for private equity and real estate investments as well as investment transactions related to investment manager fees, trust rebalancing and raising funds for liquidity purposes and other treasury functions as required.
  • Responsible for investment accounting and budgeting including reconciliation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports generated by custodial bank and investment managers.
  • Responsible for reconciling performance data between the custodian and investment consultant as well as producing and issuing monthly performance reports for all benefit plans.
  • Monitors the daily cash position and overlay strategies for each of the benefit plans to maintain the optimal level of cash, manager values and asset class exposures and prepares monthly cash flow analysis. 
  • Communicates investment transactions to investment/overlay managers, investment custodian, and investment consultant as required.
  • Supports senior management in assembling and analyzing data related to external managers as well as developing the knowledge and skills necessary for investment and financial analysis.
  • Maintains and develops relationships with internal departments, consultants and investment managers as required to maintain accurate and timely data reporting and accounting.    
  • Monitors regulatory changes that may affect investments and prepare investment footnotes and associated workpapers for the Concordia Plans annual audits.
  • Assists in data retention of all investment related documentation.
  • Assists in ad hoc projects as assigned.
  • Occasional travel required.
Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related field. 
  • Minimum three years of experience in treasury, investments or accounting.
  • Experience in employee benefit, financial service or institutional investment environment, a plus.

     

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Ability to collect, research, and analyze complex investment and accounting data.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Proven integrity, discretion, and judgment in confidential matters.
  • Project management skills including interdepartmental projects.
  • Ability to plan and execute projects with multi-week timespan under minimal supervision.  
  • Ability to articulate information simply and concisely in person and in writing, and to reflect CPS values (integrity, compassion, excellence, stewardship, accountability) in all internal and external communications. 
  • Steadfastly pushes self for results, self-motivated with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks with minimal supervision, maintains focus on organizational goals.
  • Uses logic and sound methods to solve difficult problems, is excellent at objective analysis, and engages others in analyzing and developing solutions.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to concepts and principles of the Integrity Service program or similar values-based customer service program; is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Sets clear goals and objectives, cooperates and participates fully in the coaching process, and actively seeks continuous learning to improve their own and team performance.
  • Participates fully on assigned and adjunct teams, fosters a collaborative spirit, builds collaborative networks with internal staff and vendor representatives.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Analyst, Investment Operations does not have supervisory responsibilities.
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