Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chief Financial Officer - Oakland, CA

Chief Financial Officer - Oakland, CA
Title: Chief Financial Officer (1015-3)
Location: Oakland, CA (BART Accessible)
Compensation:  Generous Base Salary
The CFO is responsible for ensuring effective financial and budgetary controls and fiscal responsibility and accountability throughout the organization. This individual maintains a strategic perspective of the business and serves as a key resource for the management team and to facilitate company growth.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements/FOCUS reports
  • Prepare budgets by establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data, recommending plans
  • Bank reconciliations and relations
  • Comply with federal, state and local legal requirements, existing and new legislation while enforcing adherence to requirements
  • Forecasts company business activity and financial position in the areas of revenue, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations
  • Annual audit preparation
  • Record-keeping for all corporate contracts and documents
  • Bank reconciliations and relations
  • Creates ad hoc financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • A Series 27 would be a plus
  • Experience in maintaining the General Ledger; Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions; and managing the Compensation process
  • The ability to self-start projects and follow through until completion
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance
  • Superior time management skills and a willingness to respond quickly to ad-hoc requests
  • Knowledge of wealth management, equity markets and past experience in subject matter preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including expert proficiency in Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a similar accounting role is required
  • QuickBooks experience is a plus
  • A CPA would be a plus
If interested, email  your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Nicole Sarillo
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Friday, July 17, 2015

Investment Officer, OCERS - Santa Ana

Investment Officer, OCERS - Santa Ana
Under the general direction of the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the incumbent will assist in the administration and review of investment programs of OCERS.
Provide technical assistance to the CIO, in administering the long-term investment policy, strategy, and portfolio manager oversight
Work closely with investment advisors and managers in the development and execution of investment strategies, and monitors compliance and risk associated with those activities
Review portfolios to assess where managers/asset classes took risk and what generated returns earned
Assist CIO in working with pension investment consultants to coordinate asset allocation studies and integrate results into the long-term investment strategy
Assist in the administration and review of OCERS investment program and monitor portfolios of marketable and non-marketable securities (real estate, timber, venture capital and other nontraditional investments) to assess and maintain current valuation in custodian statements
Prepare reports and presentations communicating relevant information and recommendations regarding risk exposures and performance of the fund to senior management and the Board of Retirement
Work with financial auditors, legislative and regulatory agencies to fulfill information requests
Work collegially with other investment team members in a variety of projects, research and reporting activities
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field, with evidence of professional training in capital markets, investment theory, securities analysis and portfolio analytic techniques.
Three years of qualifying journey-level experience in public pension fund investment analysis and operations.
Two years of such experience with public funds and two additional years of similar experience with a similarly sized pension or endowment fund in the private or non-profit sectors or any qualifying combination of education, training and/or experience that could demonstrably provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
PLEASE NOTE: For this specific recruitment, candidates with extensive prior experience with public pension funds, portfolio risk management systems, private equity, and other alternative investments (in that order) will be given favorable consideration.
Experience Substitution Option: At least two years of proven, documented or demonstrated additional experience operating data interfaces regularly used or similar to those used by OCERS, conducting due diligence meetings, and preparing due diligence reports on institutional investment managers or investment advisors can be substituted for one year of the public pension fund experience requirement. Alternatively, a CFA charter with at least three years of prior senior-level qualifying experience with institutional asset management functions equivalent to the Investment Analyst position can be substituted for the public pension fund experience requirement.
Only online applications that include complete answers to supplemental questions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
You MUST apply online at the County of Orange Website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oc/default.cfm


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dir of Investment Operations, Oregon State Treasury - Oregon

Director of Investment Operations, Oregon State Treasury - Oregon
About the Oregon State Treasury (OST)
The OST is a highly sophisticated organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the investment of state funds, issuing all state bonds, serving as the central bank for state agencies, and administering the Oregon 529 College Savings Network.  OST’s Investment Division, with 25 staff, is responsible for a complex $90 billion financial and real asset investment portfolio comprised of both internally and externally managed mandates.  This includes the $70B Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (OPERF), one of the nation’s largest and better funded public pension plans.  More comprehensive information about the OST, the Investment Division, OST-managed funds, and the Oregon Investment Council (OIC, which provides fiduciary oversight for OST’s investment management activities) can be found at www.oregon.gov/treasury.
Director of Investment Operations (DIO) Responsibilities
The DIO is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the Investment Operations Team and will plan and supervise the work and procedures for the Operations function.  The DIO reports to the Chief Investment Officer and initially will supervise a financial reporting manager and two accountants.  OST has received authorization to hire additional positions and will seek additional authority as the Operations function is built out.
This DIO position offers the opportunity to provide leadership and direction in the development of a strong operations function for a well-respected, successful, and growing investment organization.
·         MBA or MS in Computer Science strongly preferred.
·         Substantial experience in an operations role with a custodian bank or other investment operation that includes internal trading and transactional compliance for fixed income and public equity mandates.  Ideal experience will also include exposure to private market investment strategies.
·         Experience working as part of a senior management team and for an oversight board viewed favorably.
Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary and benefits.
For more information – or to apply please contact:
Betsy Guastello
Research Associate

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: Wealth Mgt/Investment Assoc, SageView - Irvine, CA

Wealth Management/Investment Associate, SageView Advisory Group, LLC - Irvine, CA

Position Title: Wealth Management/Investment Associate
Education level: Bachelor’s Degree
Work Experience: 1 to 5 years in Financial Services

Company: SageView Advisory Group, LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor with over 100 employees located in 17 offices nationwide. The firm provides unbiased retirement plan and wealth management consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. We have been evaluating and advising retirement plans and participants since 1989.

Job Description: This position is part of SageView’s Wealth Management Division based in Irvine, CA.  Our Associate would be responsible for financial planning, investment management, relationship management and proactive servicing of the firm’s wealth management clients. He/She would be responsible for and assist with management of the firm’s CRM, Comprehensive Financial Planning tools, and Portfolio Management systems.  They would eventually handle the day to day investment portfolio implementation and investment management for the firm’s clients.

We do not expect you to bring a pre-existing book of business.   We are looking for someone who is client focused and personable to grow into a lead advisor role.  A candidate for this position will be successful if they can assist the senior wealth advisor with managing the wealth management clients of the firm and develop into a lead advisor role over time.   Some client facing experience is needed along with experience working in the wealth management industry.  Self management, responsibility for managing clients and making sure any servicing or investment related tasks are completed is critical. 

Responsibilities & Activities:
  • Be responsible for the firm’s CRM , Financial Planning and Portfolio Management Software programs. Be able to demonstrate the Wealth Plan software to existing and potential clients.
  • Enter client information into various CRM, Investment management and Financial Planning Software programs and generate Wealth Plans, and assist in presentation to new clients.
  • Initiate and manage client annual review process
  • Assists in client events and presentations
  • Handle total preparation for Annual client review. Review investment positions, compare to the firm’s recommended list, suggest changes to portfolio. Review client file, notes from past meetings, beneficiary forms. Meet with the client, take notes, input comments in CRM software, implement changes to their portfolio, and perform follow up.
  • Assists in research, ultimately handles day to day investment management of clients’ portfolios.
  • Participate in Research meetings – assist research team with various projects
  • Research new investment strategies  (ETF’s, alternative portfolio’s) 
  • Assist and manage investment review process
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
·         Previous experience working with clients (between 1 and 5 years preferred)
·         FINRA Series 7, 66, or 63/65 is required
·         Bachelor’s degree is required
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Excellent attitude and an extraordinary client service orientation
·         A genuine interest in serving and caring for other people
·         Great listening skills
·         Excellent organizational and time management skills
·         Attention to detail
·         An ability to handle multiple tasks and handle changing priorities
·         Life, Disability license (desired)

SageView offers a competitive benefits package, including 401(k), health and dental coverage, and paid vacation and sick leave.

If interested in this position, please send resume to:
Brock Becker
SageView Advisory Group, LLC
1920 Main Street, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92614