DescriptionAbout this role
Want to elevate your career by being a part of the world's largest asset manager? Do you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes great performance? At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. We know you want to feel valued every single day, and be recognized for your contribution. With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.
BlackRock is currently seeking Operations professionals at the Analyst levels to become part of our Global Investment Operations team. The diverse function spans Trading & Market Documentation, Transaction Management, Collateral Management, Payments, Corporate Actions, Cash & Asset Operations, and Securities Lending Operations. It plays an integral role within the organization interacting with multiple internal and external parties to ensure risk is minimized, processes are efficient and high levels of client service are achieved, in what is an ever changing and dynamic environment.
The Portfolio Services Cash & Asset Operations Team is a dedicated group of professionals who ensure that all BlackRock cash & position data are accurate for critical processes including investment management, analytics, compliance, and regulatory. Cash & Position types include, but are not limited to, equities, fixed income, OTC derivative positons (swaps, swaptions, FXs, and synthetics) and collateral. The team provides information services and solutions in support of all BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions businesses. The roles and responsibilities will include actively managing risk and exposure for BlackRock by ensuring BlackRock cash & position data is in line with external prime record holders daily. The role will result in understanding the mechanics of the reconciliation process, exception management, troubleshooting issues, driving innovative enhancements, data analysis, maintaining documentation, assisting management in leading processes, and recommending improvements to ensure efficient and accurate processes. The cash & position reconciliations play a prominent role in the lifecycle of a trade, using BlackRock’s proprietary platform Aladdin to ensure operational consistency and client fiduciary responsibilities.
Ensure reconciliations are successfully completed and troubleshoot any discrepancies
Review cash & asset position exceptions daily including researching differences and resolving them in an accurate and timely manner
Ensure accuracy of published cash figures
Data analysis improving transparency, decision drivers and efficiency
Work with internal/external partners to ensure issues are being appropriately reviewed and progressing to completion
Develop expertise around team control mechanisms and reporting
Identify and coordinate escalation of priority issues
Actively participate in all team meetings including review of key risk and process indicators
Understand and adhere to all regulatory requirements impacting the reconciliation process
Ability to evaluate systems, procedures and make recommendations for improvement
Participate in various efficiency and capacity-building initiatives, including automation/ standardization efforts
Understand upstream processes impactful to the reconciliation and develop ability to correlate the effect of change
Maintain accurate process documents and train team members to ensure holistic understanding
Accurately record metrics related to responsibilities to enable management to have a good view of team productivity and efficiency
2 – 4 years of experience with Master’s Degree – concentration in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics is preferred
Understanding of financial instruments with an emphasis on derivative products is preferred
Strong, effective analytical and problem solving skills
Data Analytics skillsets preferred inclusive of coding (VBA,SQL, PYTHON) and/or understanding of data science methods & implementation
Organized approach to ensure follow up on outstanding issues and identify appropriate action to be taken
Attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy for all deliverables
Excellent communication skills to effectively articulate solutions to internal and external partners
Ability to multi-task and balance requests without losing sight of overall objectives and deadlines
Exceptional decision-making skills and ability to communicate effectively with senior management
Ability to work in a team environment and build positive relationships with colleagues and external contacts
Ability to work in a dynamic, rapid changing, deadline driven environment
Expertise in Microsoft office products with an emphasis on Excel
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.As of December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalfof investors worldwide.
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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.