Data Management Analyst II Job at Invesco – in Toronto, ON

Job Purpose (Job Summary): DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: Global Portfolio Services Group provides global end to end trade processing, portfolio operations and data management to support Invesco’s investment related activities. The group mission is to provide quality service with highly disciplined operations; deliver responsive support for investment process, new products and instruments; be responsive to changing economic, regulatory and risk environment; manage and deliver quality data in accordance with “SMART” data principles.

The mission of the Data Management function within the Global Portfolio Services Group is to process and deliver standardized and centralized security reference, pricing and corporate action data that serves as the single source of data for all relevant applications and processes, at the best cost. The department’s objectives are to:

o Operate a global organizational structure responsible for securities data management including security master, security valuations and corporate actions

o Maintain and continue to enhance the single security master reference database that all investment, trading, and functional (portfolio administration, fund accounting, compliance, client services) teams can depend upon for performing their tasks

o Manage, source, value, validate and deliver high quality security price data to be used in all valuation activities, taking into consideration all regulatory, accounting standard and risk management requirement

o Manage all aspects of corporate actions activities to ensure the right information is updated and made available for investment and accounting activities

o Continuously improve on efficiency, effectiveness and quality of investment operations data management, streamline data feeds and associated data quality activities

o Create and maintain global security data standards and global pricing policy

Expected to self-managed and independently prioritize own work as well as work for global project team members; escalate issues appropriately. Be the subject matter expert and represent Global Portfolio Services in cross functional/global/complex projects. Lead internal/cross functional/global projects, perform research/analysis, facilitate discussions to reach consensus, coordinate responses, document outcome, train global team, effectively communicate to all levels within Invesco and external vendors. Mentor and share knowledge with global team members. Be the escalation point and own critical production issues. Participate in daily production support as needed.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:
Provide support to GPRS colleagues in day-to-day operation and production support tasks when call upon

Lead the research and analysis of security master related data in support of the creation / maintenance of Invesco specific data elements

Ensure data provided fits Invesco’s global needs

Represent GPRS as subject matter experts in cross-functional / global projects

Facilitate discussions to establish consensus and agreement with a win-win focus in mind

Lead, facilitate, coordinate and project manage the research, analysis, implementation, documentation and training of new business requirements/projects (e.g. new instruments, new/change regulatory requirements, new systems implementation) globally

Across multiple GPRS functions also

Require to motivate a diversified (cross function, cross location) group of project team members and create an open and healthy project environment for project team members to deliver desired outcome

Establish and continually refine global support model while ensuring unique regional business needs are addressed

Ensure operation procedures are documented, shared with and cross-train the global team

Perform independent research, review and analysis of financial statements, organizational structure, business model, operational risks, performances and securities / financial statements issued by organizations we invest in

Validate and ensure data override requests conform to Invesco’s Data Standard; conduct research/analysis and escalate issue to appropriate Data Governance bodies as needed

Provide oversight for the standardization, acquisition, maintenance and quality assurance on data that GPRS has ownership and stewardship responsibilities.

Proactively contribute ideas, research and recommend continuous improvement opportunities (e.g. data standard enhancements, streamline / automate daily operations processes)

Lead approved continuous improvement initiatives

Provide oversight to ensure data integrity in systems we support and that data are reconciled across these systems

Serve as a mentor to Analysts and Administrators in the global Data Operations Team

Provide guidance by sharing knowledge and experience with the team

Provide feedback to location-managers on performance of global team members he/she interacts with

Research in new security instruments, lead the creation of support procedures and train global team

Liaise and build strong business relationship with global colleagues within Invesco, data vendors (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters) and application vendors (e.g. Eagle, BlackRock)

Proactively identify potential operational risks, suggest mitigation strategy to manager and lead the implementation of the agreed upon mitigation strategy

Act as subject matter expert and the escalation point in production issues pertaining to GPRS

Own critical production issues and ensure these issues are resolved accurately and efficiently

Work Experience / Knowledge:
Minimum 4-6 years’ securities industry experience

Excellent knowledge of investment products globally is required

Knowledge of market data services such as Bloomberg and Reuters is required

Must have pervious knowledge and work experience with data management applications (e.g. CADIS, Eagle PACE)

Trading applications (e.g. Charles River, Aladdin)

Portfolio administration applications (e.g. Eagle STAR, Portia, FMC) and fund accounting applications

Must have a good understanding of the end-to-end investment services processes such as trade entry, trade process, settlement, valuation, corporate action processing and fund account

Must have a strong understanding on the impact of different characteristics of a security has on downstream data consumers and business functions (e.g. Compliance, Risk, Performance)

Must have a big picture view and deep data / process / business flow knowledge across systems GPRS used

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:
Customer focus and with a keen interest in providing superb services to clients

Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Experience in communication and facilitation with all levels within a global organization is required

Excellent organization skills, detail oriented, big picture perspective and work under pressure with tight deadline

Excellent research & analytical as well as problem solving skills

Self-managing and proactively prioritize his/her work as well as team tasks

Maintain a global focus and have strong connection with all levels of colleagues in a cross-functional global team environment

Strong Microsoft Office skills – in particular Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Vision

Numerate and analytical

Ability to mentor and lead a global project team that is not his/her direct reports

Strong facilitation, project management and presentation skills

Is open-minded and a strong “out-of-the-box” thinker who challenges status-quo

An excellent listener with superb facilitation skills

Ability to understand technical details of system and data flow; and communicate/present technical concepts to business colleagues

Formal Education:
Require a University degree in Accounting, Finance or business area of concentration (or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and ability required)

MBA an asset

License / Registration / Certification:
Certify Financial Analyst (CFA) or Professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA, CPA) an asset

Working Conditions:
Participate in Business Recovery testing on an as-needed basis as defined by manager

Overtime, off hours support and travel may be required

About the Company

Company: Invesco –

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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