Mackenzie Investments

  • Senior Portfolio Operations Administrator ((Derivatives & Alternatives)

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/9/2019 2:27 PM)
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $60 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $140 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Vision

    Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Values

    Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.


    At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:

    Changing the Game:  We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.

    Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.

    Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.

    Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.

    Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.

    Thriving in a Supportive Environment:  We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.


    The Portfolio Operations Department is a shared services division within Fund Services that’s responsible for securities pricing, corporate actions, dividends, trade reporting, securities lending, FX, cash projections, and custody reconciliation for Investors Group, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Council.  We have offices in Toronto and Winnipeg.


    Portfolio Operations is accepting applications for the position of Senior Portfolio Operations Administrator with our Derivatives & Alternative Investments team. This position requires a self-motivated individual to take a leading administrative role in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.  Reporting to the Manager, Portfolio Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for:


    • Rigorously executing critical daily processes in support of accurate and timely full life-cycle processing of various derivatives (futures, SWAPs, shorts) including SMF set-up, trade input, settlement, valuation, collateral management, reconciliation, roll-over/exercise, and reporting
    • Rigorously executing critical daily processes in support of accurate and timely full life-cycle processing of term loans including SMF set-up, loan documentation, trade input, settlement, adjustments, payment receipt, reconciliation, and posting
    • Providing training, guidance, and assistance to team members with daily activities as needed
    • Supporting the Manager and being the first point of escalation for any issues or problems that arise during daily operations
    • Participating in departmental initiatives and projects
    • Operating and supporting specialist systems for derivatives, valuations, reconciliations, and term loans
    • Working professionally with traders/investment advisors, brokers/counter-parties, and custodians to identify, investigate and resolve portfolio discrepancies and market settlement problems
    • Researching and creating securities profiles

    The following qualifications will assist the successful candidate in carrying out these responsibilities:

    • Four years experience in an accounting/operations related position (experience with mutual funds, securities/investments, foreign currency translation, term loans and especially derivatives preferred)
    • Post-secondary degree in accounting/finance/business/commerce or equivalent
    • Successful completion of the CSC and DFC is required
    • Familiarity with systems such as Dimension, Bloomberg, Markit, and T-Recs
    • Proficiency in PC software such as MS Excel and Word
    • Programming/development and data management skills an asset
    • Strong attention to detail coupled with proven research and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently in a time sensitive environment and deal with fluctuating work volumes
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures


    Internal Applicants:

    If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by January 23, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 9. The referral bonus for this position is 2.


    External Applicants:

    We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Mackenzie Investments offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


    Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


    File #18-056




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