Portfolio Accounting Systems & Data Analyst

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mar 26, 2023
Apr 25, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

About the Role

This is a blended role across Technology and Business Operations as part of the Portfolio Operations - Client & Portfolio Technology & Operations Team within InvesTech. InvesTech provides each of Wellington's investment teams with the data, controls, and support they need to ensure that their investment intent is accurately reflected in accordance with client regulatory and operational requirements. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Analyst to join a strong, collaborative, global, and blended technology and operations team in a role with leadership and advancement opportunities. The individual will be responsible for supporting the portfolio accounting technology application suite as well as day-to-day activities associated with managing and processing of portfolio accounting activity with a specific focus on those in Asia Pacific.

Our Portfolio Accounting Technologies serve complex requirements on multiple fronts including:
  • A high-volume environment with substantial daily transaction activity
  • A wide variety of asset classes across equity, fixed income, and
  • derivatives
  • A large number of markets in which we invest around the world
  • A global team of investors and relationship managers who require
  • timely data
  • A complex technology environment providing real-time integration with many of our investment applications
The Technology responsibilities will include supporting the portfolio accounting technology application suite and associated batch processes. These applications relate to supporting integration with the vendor portfolio accounting application, Geneva (SS&C/Advent), and its integration with our reference data, investor, and client reporting applications around the firm to generate timely and accurate information to our investment teams and clients.

The Operational responsibilities will include data analysis, validation, and adjustment of portfolio accounting transactions processed through the portfolio accounting systems as a part of a global team. Expect to communicate regularly with other groups within InvesTech, and across the firm including Trading, Portfolio Management, Legal, Performance, Derivative Operations, Private Equity, and Global Relationship Management. You will also serve as a resource to other members of the Portfolio Operations team in Asia Pacific for portfolio accounting knowledge, escalations, and guidance.

Due to the many consumers of portfolio accounting data throughout the firm, this position requires excellent analysis and communication skills. You must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work on a variety of assignments with people at all levels of the organization.

This position requires some early, late and weekend shift coverage.

A day in the life of a Portfolio Accounting Data & Systems Analyst
  • Act as the APAC regional escalation point for all portfolio accounting data and technical issues that require detailed analysis and management
  • Execute daily processing/validation procedures during portfolio accounting batch processing, ensuring the integrity and consistency of data across multiple platforms
  • Identify and implement process improvements and system enhancements that increase efficiencies and/or reduce risk for the team and firm
  • Represent Portfolio Accounting at interdepartmental and external meetings
  • Interact directly with business and technology partners at all levels of the organization to define, analyze and document requirements, as well as set priorities. Act as a champion for the needs of the business partners and a trusted advisor
  • Develop a strong partnership with the delivery team to ensure on time, scalable and high-quality business solutions
  • Experience with Geneva (SSC/Advent) or similar vendor portfolio accounting system
  • Experience with writing, optimizing and executing complex SQL queries with relational database technology to perform data and systems analysis
  • Experience with batch scheduling technologies like IBM TWS or similar
  • Willingness to work across both technology and business functions in a fast-paced, and team-oriented environment while managing conflicting priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong client relationship skills and proven ability to build consensus. Experience working directly with business partners to understand their needs and deliver solutions that meet those needs.
  • Change agent, creative, innovative, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Bachelor's degree is required
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .