The Nature Conservancy Investment Operations Manager - 53418 in Helena, Montana
OFFICE LOCATIONArlington, Virginia, USAThis is a hybrid role that requires in-office presence 3 days a week at the Arlington, Virginia office.#PDN#LI-REMOTE#LI-POSTWHO WE AREThe mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHERThe Investment Operations Manager is a member of The Nature Conservancy's Office of Investments team. The Investment Operations Manager will be responsible for a full range of monitoring, analysis, and reporting functions for a complex, multi-asset-class portfolio. The Office of Investments team mission is to support the funding of TNC's global conservation priorities by increasing the organization's purchasing power through prudent and sustainable investment management. The Office of Investments team, under the leadership of TNC's Chief Investment Officer, works on all aspects of the management and monitoring of the endowment and other long-term pools of capital in excess of $4B. The Nature Conservancy's investment assets are used to support TNC's global operations and most pressing conservation projects. The Investment Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of investment operations tasks supporting the overall efforts of the investment office. Responsibilities include investment manager operational due diligence, generating monthly performance and valuation reports, short term cash management, and managing the front to back operations projects regarding existing and prospective investment managers. In addition, the Investment Operations Manager will perform monthly reconciliations, assist with TNC's annual audit, and work in depth with TNC's custodian bank and portfolio management system (Backstop).Working alongside the Director of Investment Administration, daily responsibilities involve supporting the operational activities of a multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio invested globally across a broad range of strategies including public equity, hedged strategies, private investments and fixed income. This role is heavily involved in the Office of Investments data management. The Investment Operations Manager will review current processes and suggest new ideas in order to improve team efficiency. They will communicate on behalf of the OOI and will have substantial contact with stakeholders, including all levels of staff, third-party investment managers, consultants, advisors and service providers. They will take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team.RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE* Manage the investment operations activities of a global, multi-asset class portfolio.* Oversee portfolio performance reporting and attribution, including performance analytics, exposures, and benchmarks.* Assist with operational due diligence, compliance, and budgeting.* Manage the execution of cash management, investments, account openings, capital calls, rebalancing, corporate actions, vendor notifications, and similar duties.* Perform reconciliation of transactions, valuations and investment returns with investment managers, custodian bank, and portfolio management system.* Complete performance and market value updates and track other quantitative and qualitative data fields for investments.* Assume ownership and accountability of the collection, interpretation, entry, and quality control of investment data. Maintain managers and funds files and information; process and monitor investments documentation and activities.* Support audit and tax related tasks by providing information to the auditor and tax teams.* Serve as the primary Office of Investments contact for TNC Accounting, Tax, and Treasury departments.* Manage other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Investment Administration and the Director of Investments.WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUAre you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We're looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of data and personnel. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation.WHAT YOU'LL BRING* Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration and 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination.* Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.* Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.* Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS* Knowledgeable about investments. Passionate about investment operations, data analysis and documentation.* Experience with Backstop Solutions (or other Portfolio Management Systems).* Ability to manage project timelines with several variables, set realistic deadlines, and ensure accountability.* Very process oriented.* Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.* Experience in performance reporting, financial reporting, or portfolio accounting.* A collegial work style and a willingness to perform a wide range of tasks.* Excellent organization skills, attention to detail and being a self-starter.* Excellent problem-solving, analytic and quantitative skills.* Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* CPA may be preferred.WHAT WE BRINGSince 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.APPLY NOWTo apply for job ID 53418, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to [email protected] withRequest for Accommodationin the subject line.An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible locationwithin countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established asan employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.