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Financial Analyst - Pricing

  • Location: Greenway Plaza, Texas, 77046
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 16 days ago

Contract Opportunity with 90-Year Old Global Investment Firm

Position: Pricing Analyst
Location: Houston, TX, 77046
Term: 18 Months (05/24/2021 to 11/23/2022)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Obtain security prices from the approved sources.
  • Review various variance and exception reports.
  • Use secondary sources to verify daily quotes.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the daily pricing process.
  • Assist in the documentation of good faith pricing procedures and reports and any other pricing issues.
  • Prepare reports and answer queries relating to fund audits.
  • Answer queries from Fund Accountants, Fund Accounting Managers, compliance specialists, auditors and Investments personnel.
  • Complete special projects as required.
  • Review exchange rates for accuracy.
  • Assist in the completion of all periodic reporting requirements.
  • Develop relationship with pricing vendors to provide support with various pricing issues.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • At least 2-5 year Fund Accounting or Finance experience in the securities/investment industry is required.
  • Must have a solid understanding of accounting and financial principles as it applies to daily pricing and various reporting requirements.
  • Must be able to utilize computer equipment and software, specifically spreadsheet applications.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a variety of individuals are required.
  • Must have strong analytical skills in order to handle a variety of pricing issues including but not limited to foreign currency translations, futures, option and swap contracts and corporate actions related items.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and concentrate on detailed information.
  • Must demonstrate initiative in actively pursuing solutions to pricing issues.
  • Must be able to utilize computer equipment and software, specifically spreadsheet and database applications.
  • The ability to contribute in a team environment is critical.
  • Must also be able to work under pressure and make quick, sound decisions.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting or Finance is required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and ability required.
Even better if you have:
  • Knowledge of market data services like Bloomberg or Reuters is a plus.
  • Proficient knowledge in fixed income securities or derivatives is strongly encouraged
  • CFA designation or progress towards designation preferred
If this looks like a perfect fit, apply today!