Investment Operations Officer

Full-time - Melbourne

Date posted
17 October 2021
Applications close
7 October 2021
  • Growing team with development opportunities  
  • Join the Investments team of a leading profit for member fund
  • Get involved in our Charles River implementation

Short Description

Growing team within Market leader, opportunities for project work. Apply now for immediate consideration.

About Us

As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. Rest supports over 129,000 contributing employers, around 1.8 million members and has more than $60 billion of funds under management.

Culture

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

About the Job
 
We are looking for an Investment Operations Officer to join our growing Investments team. Your role will assist portfolio managers in the administration of investment portfolios, independently monitor compliance with Rest’s investment mandates and support the delivery and ongoing management of the Portfolio Management System.

This is an interesting role with an element of project work as you will be given the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of our new Portfolio Management System – Charles River. 

Key responsibilities include:
 
  • Manage the day to day working relationship with the Custodian, focusing on the delivery of instructions to the Custodian, resolution of issues relating to the settlement of transactions, the timeliness of day-to-day reporting, portfolio valuations and consistency of data between the Custodian and Rest’s portfolio management systems;
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Portfolio Management System;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Portfolio Management System, liaising with system developers to deliver enhancements to both Front and Middle Office teams;
  • Ensure a positive working relationship between Rest and the Custodian and liaise with Rest as required to prevent and resolve any issues which may impact unit pricing;
  • Ensure that the internal portfolio management systems are accurate and consistent with the fund’s custodian’s records;
  • Undertake appropriate reconciliation of records to ensure management reports are accurate;
  • Ensure an effective, efficient and secure settlement process is implemented and maintained and liaise with the Custodian and other counterparties in respect of settlements;
  • Contribute towards development and improvement of portfolio management reporting processes and settlement systems

About You:

  • An understanding of financial instruments, derivatives and settlement procedures
  • An appreciation for maintaining strong internal controls and procedures
  • Experience using a Portfolio Management System (eg. Charles River, BR Aladdin, Bloomberg AIM etc)
  • An ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • tertiary qualification in a financial or related discipline.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

Benefits

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to;
 
  • flexible work environment
  • an open plan and modern office
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email careers@rest.com.au

To learn more about your next opportunity at Rest visit  http://www.rest.com.au/about-rest/careers

Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 
 
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.