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Position Overview Reports to the Head of Fund Operations assisting with the supervision of the Fund Operations team. The Fund Operations Manager will have oversight primarily of fund operations for mutual funds, collective trust funds, Canadian funds and sub-advised funds. Such operational responsibilities include oversight of financial reporting, fund accounting, product development, valuation and tax reporting. The Fund Operations Manager will lead project management for new investment products working with internal teams such as investment, distribution, legal, product, client service and externally with fund administrators and custodians.
Review Fund Operations team work for accuracy, procedures are followed and deadlines are met
Oversight of third party administrator and adherence to the service level agreement
Lead Annual fund audits and financial statements under U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting standards with external auditors and fund administrators
Valuation and pricing responsibility for funds and oversight of administrators
Participate as a member of the Local Pricing Unit for the America's Pricing Committee and assist with preparing pricing committee materials
Lead project management for new investment products and liquidations
Regulatory filings required for funds such as N-PORT and N-CEN
Review fund expense and budget accruals
Vendor and invoice payments for funds and tracking against purchase orders
Update and periodic review of Fund Operations Procedures and monthly/daily checklists
Assist the annual preparation of the Risk Control Assessment for potential risks and implementation of controls to mitigate risk
Global Fund Operations systems such as FundSphere, FREDA and other reporting
Prepare pro-forma analysis and participate in product development of new funds
Train and mentor members of the Fund Operations team
Board reporting for quarterly meetings and 15C reporting
Tax reporting and review of distributions
Cross train with team members responsible for hedge funds and private debt funds
Knowledge of Canadian fund structures and regulations is a plus
Work closely with legal, both external and internal auditors, risk and compliance teams
Liaise with management and various internal departments for issue resolution and/or escalation
Prepare oral and/or written reports to senior Distribution, Infrastructure and Investment management
Facilitate and/or manage related components of broader projects
Bachelor or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance or other similar degree
5 years minimum relevant industry experience ideally in the fund industry
Strong knowledge with mutual funds and daily valued NAV funds as well as best practices, markets, and investment instruments and their respective characteristics
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines and successfully manage multiple requests
Strong "Team Player" attitude.
Excellent PC skills including experience with the Microsoft Office application suite.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
Project management skills
ADA Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. EEO/Affirmative Action Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, or protected veteran status.