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Associate, Investment Accounting

San Francisco, USA
Closing date
Jan 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock is one of the pre-eminent global asset management firms and a world-class provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

Accounting Services and Oversight ("ASO") is a unit within Business Operations. ASO, in part, is responsible for the oversight of accounting service providers for BlackRock's US and CAD Mutual Funds, Americas iShares and BTC Collective Investment Funds ("CIFs") as well as providing strategic product support for other teams throughout BlackRock.
Role Responsibilities:
Within ASO, we perform daily and monthly functions using appropriate controls in accordance with accounting and procedural policies. We also partner with custodians, counterparties, accounting providers and various internal departments to resolve operational, valuation and accounting issues. We are a group that enjoys problem solving and working collaboratively. We are seeking a hardworking, ambitious learner, who has a strong work ethic to join our team. The ASO Associate will lead and assist in all functions focusing on the daily accounting oversight of the mutual funds, iShares and CIFs, and collaborate with management on how to set priorities as business needs change. An Associate will also develop broad expertise, capabilities and perspective to lead our function. You will present to senior management, train team members and complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner. VPs within our team participate and lead in the coordination of product lifecycle events (launches, mergers, in-kinds and liquidations). You would help the team ensure accurate NAV valuations by driving continuous improvement of our overall control environment. The suite of services provided to our clients offers opportunities for further personal learning, both in terms of product types and accounting complexities, as well as the ongoing development of technical strengths. As a member of ASO, you will have the opportunity for continued professional development with a career path within the group, or into other operating teams or business areas across BlackRock.
  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • 3+ years of equivalent work experience in the Mutual Fund Industry
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Fund Accounting, Administration or Custody Operations preferred
  • Mutual fund regulatory, GAAP and tax knowledge preferred
  • Excellent organization, communication and writing skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Proven leadership skills and success working in a team oriented environment
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
Strengths You'll Need:
  • Attention to detail, accurate work and analyze relevant information using logic and consider relevant facts to make rational, realistic and sound decisions
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills; clear articulation of financial analyses and issues to management
  • Self-motivated, determined to achieve goals and works hard to meet those goals
  • Promotes and facilitates the group's work while contributing to the group using encouragement and motivation
  • Effectively plans, implements and controls major projects or strategic assignments that involve multiple resources and sophisticated scheduling within the team or cross-functional approach.
  • Makes timely decisions and is prepared to take action in conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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