Executive Director of Investment Operations Support
NYC Office of the Comptroller
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $160,000 - $175,000
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 210687
NYC OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Title: Executive Director of Investment Operations Support
Salary: $160,000 - $175,000
Bureau/Division: Asset Management / Investment Operations Support
Period: September 1, 2023 - Until Filled
The Bureau of Asset Management (BAM) is responsible for oversight of the investment portfolio of the New York City Retirement Systems (Systems). This approximately $250 billion portfolio as of September 30, 2022, is managed primarily by external Investment Managers with additional allocations to private equity, real assets, hedge funds, and opportunistic fixed income investments.
The Director of Investment Operations Support (IOS) will manage all operations groups within IOS. The primary function of IOS is to provide operational functions and oversight/support to ensure that transactions are processed timely and accurately and that Investment Managers, the Custodian, Administrators and other Third-Party investment related service providers are performing their duties appropriately as they relate to services provided for the New York City Retirement System (NYCRS). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the duties and responsibilities of the Director Investment Operations Support include, but are not limited to:
Oversee the operations functions related to the investment portfolio for the five New York City Retirement Systems and the Variable Funds. This includes the oversight of the approximately 120 Investment Managers for Public Investments and approximately 550 Alternative Investments.
Oversee the daily capital call and distribution processing for Alternative Investments to ensure that transactions are being processed timely and accurately.
Oversee the alternative investments oversight process to ensure that transactions are reflected accurately from an accounting perspective in the official books and records. Work with alternative’s administrator and third-party consultants to align records and ensure consistency in reporting.
Oversee the relationship with the various third-party service providers including the Custodian, Security Lending Agent, Foreign Exchange Provider, Tax Agent, Consultants and Alternatives Administrator.
Manage the annual Audit process ensuring that information is gathered and provided to the Auditors timely and accurately and all requests are responded to.
Oversee the payment process for all Investment related third party payments ensuring timely payment of all invoices; oversee the reconciliation of IRR and TVPI between consultants and alternative administrator; oversee the Account Management process for approximately 3000 active accounts.
Participate in discussions with Investment Staff, Investment Managers, Consultants, and others to ensure that investments are correctly recorded and resolve any issues.
Make recommendations, plans and implementation for continuous improvement of operational process.
Perform other related duties and functions as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and ten (10) or more years of satisfactory full? time experience in a financial services organization handling either Middle Office functions or Back Office operational support/oversight functions similar to those described in the bulleted list of the job description above; at least eighteen (18) months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial, or supervisory capacity, supervising professional staff engaged in performing functions mentioned above; or,
Education and/or experience equivalent to ?1? above. A graduate degree or a valid New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license can be substituted for two (2) years of professional experience as described in “1” above.
PREFERRED SKILLS IN ADDITION TO MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Substantial supervisory experience managing teams of finance/investment/accounting professionals;
Superior project management skills and demonstrated ability to multitask across various functional areas is ideal;
Experience with transaction processing at an Alternatives Administrator;
Familiarity with My State Street and other asset management tools;
Strong communications skills including excellent Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) computer skills at the user level.
TO APPLY, GO TO: Employment Opportunities at www.comptroller.nyc.gov
The selected candidate will be subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the office’s Personal Trading Policy.
Note: We appreciate every applicant’s interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Certain residency requirements may apply. Vacancy notices listed as “Until Filled” will be posted for at least five workdays.
POSTING DATE: September 1, 2023 POST UNTIL: Until Filled JVN: 015/04/117
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.