Located in our New York City Office and reporting to the Head of Operations in the Investment Office, this position will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial information for a diversified portfolio of public and private investments and act as the Office University Investments' (OUI) primary resource on all accounting matters relating to investment activity. She/he will also serve as the OUI's investment administrator, performing a wide variety of investment administration tasks in close collaboration with other team members.
This person will be responsible for the accurate routing/recording of security and cash transactions and all financial reconciliations. She/he will ensure that internal financial controls and valuation processes meet all accounting standards, audit requirements, and industry best practices. She/he will also direct OUI's annual external audit process working with auditors and OUI staff to produce a successful audit review. The person will serve as a resource on investment taxation matters, providing tax analysis on prospective investments and working closely with the University's Tax Director to monitor the impact of endowment investments on the University's tax position.
As investment administrator, this person will be responsible for setting up new investment accounts with the custodial bank, opening of new markets for trading, processing of market litigation claims and tax reclaims. She/he will also be a liaison with Cornell's custodial bank for day-to-day transaction and cash flow treatment issues.
This position is located in our New York City office.
A background check will be required.
Bachelor's degree with at least 5 to 7 years general accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Deep understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).
Excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
A successful candidate must be a problem-solver and a self-starter who can learn quickly, show initiative, and take ownership of assigned tasks.
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Excellent overall communication skills.
High level of proficiency in spreadsheet and database management essential.
Team oriented individual who embraces collaboration & fosters effective relationships with all staff & outside constituencies.
CPA (or CPA candidacy) strongly preferred.
Experience with fund and/or investment accounting
Audit experience in an investment environment
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