Senior Investment Operations Officer

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
28 September 2020
Applications close
7 January 2020
  • Be supported to achieve your personal best career outcome
  • Leading industry fund in period of growth
  • 5 mins from Wynyard

Want to be recognised for your expertise and delivery? And work in an environment with great benefits and professional growth opportunities.

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. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

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.

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, free fruit, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome with us.

About the Job
To be responsible for the effective and efficient operations of the Fund’s investment activities including key activities such as unit pricing, cashflow and liquidity management, securities lending and custody related matters.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Day to day responsibility for operational matters including all required instructions to Rest’s custodian and investment managers.
  • Assist the management of daily unit pricing process and ensure that the daily process is undertaken for the oversight of REST’s unit pricing process.
  • Contribute to building relationships with key service providers and participating in service reviews so that Rest can continue to improve the quality of services received from one of its strategic partners.
  • Contribute to and/or manage the delivery of projects to ensure delivery within its specified timeframe, budget and to acceptable quality standards.
  • Manage the daily cashflows of the Fund including calculating and instructing all daily flows required from manager transactions to maximise returns from Rest’s cash holdings.
  • Manage Rest’s liquidity position by undertaking periodic liquidity stress testing and maintaining a schedule of Rest’s cashflow requirements to ensure it has sufficient liquidity to meet its short-term and long-term funding requirements.
  • Responsible for the daily management of securities lending activities and ensuring Rest’s return is optimised whilst providing oversight on the program to manage risks.
  • Support the class action process for when required to ensure Rest is actively seeking the best financial outcomes for its members.

About You:
Your collaborative style, drive and care factor coupled with your ability to ensure multiple tasks are dealt with in priority and to deadline are natural skills. You enjoy the trust of the team and the ability to deliver autonomously and hold yourself to high standards with accuracy at the core, very aware of the impact and essential nature of your delivery.

Desired experience, understanding or credentials including:

  • Tertiary education in relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Accounting related qualifications such as CA, CPA, ACCA would be beneficial.
  •  Preferably at least 7 years of experience in the financial services industry and in particular, Fund Accounting / Custody experience with an in-depth knowledge of unit pricing processes is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate needs, problem solving, work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate, liaise and contribute at meetings with people at different levels within the organisation.
  • Proven experience managing multiple projects and prioritising competing deadlines.

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.

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
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Please note only people with the right to work permanently 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.