Equity REIT Investment Operations Associate

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Main Purpose of the Role

AEW is seeking an Investment Operations Associate that will be responsible for the oversight of the accounting, financial and performance reporting, as well as a number of other middle and back-office functionalities for separate accounts and funds within the Securities Business Unit. Additionally, assists the Vice President and Director of Operations with numerous compliance and regulatory reporting requirements and initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Provide operational support and contribute toward a team with oversight of third-party accounting administrator
  • Review accounting packages and client statements provided by third party administrator
  • Monitor cash activity and ensure any discrepancies are resolved in a timely fashion
  • Ensure accurate cash balances are populated in Trading system for Portfolio Management teams and trading team
  • Efficiently and accurately prepare monthly and quarterly client reports
  • Prepare management fee calculations and invoices for distribution to clients
  • Ensure ad hoc requests from investors are addressed in a timely manner
  • Assist with the reconciliation of monthly investment accounts to the underlying supporting investment accounting system
  • Notify Custodian banks of pending trade settlement and ensure that trades settle properly
  • Monitor failed trades and work with counter parties and custodians to reduce failed trades
  • Assist in proxy voting process to ensure all ballots are voted as requested by portfolio management team before deadlines
  • Prepare and manage multiple ad-hoc investor inquires
  • Develop leadership skills by demonstrating a willingness to assist and offer input on special projects

Skills/Experience Required

  • BS/BA in accounting or finance required
  • 1-2 years of fund accounting or similar experience preferred 
  • Experience with Global trade operations and Foreign Exchanges a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel) and Adobe/PDF
  • Strong organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within and meet all deadlines while executing on multiple deliverables
  • Must exhibit problem solving, decision making and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in an independent, self-driven manner and to perform equally well as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with team members in different physical locations
  • Trade lifecycle experience would be a huge plus

AEW Capital Management is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

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