Friday, June 30, 2017

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA
POSITION SUMMARY
The Director position is part of the Company’s fast-paced Investment Division. Activities include evaluating equity, fixed income and other investment opportunities; performing sector and company-specific research and analyses; preparing written summaries and recommendations for senior management; producing investment models; analyzing special projects as needed; preparing investment reports; and maintaining in-depth knowledge of economic trends.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analyze potential investment opportunities and prepare well-researched and well-reasoned analyses
  • Maintain and update investment portfolio reporting systems and financial models
  • Produce investment reports
  • Prepare materials and exhibits for senior management meetings
  • Complete time-sensitive special projects, including ad hoc analyses
  • Maintain positive attitude and collaborate with colleagues
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Independently research, analyze and value investment opportunities and provide recommendations
  • Summarize results and present conclusions in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Regularly monitor developments and news for assigned companies and sectors; communicate relevant information to colleagues and update recommendations if warranted
  • Prepare presentations for senior management meetings
  • Update holdings, run reports and prepare financial analyses
  • Perform general market research & analyses
  • Respond quickly to ad hoc requests
REQUIREMENTS
  • 3-5 years of experience in investment-related field
  • Extremely well-organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, solves problems independently and able to meet firm deadlines
  • Maintain positive attitude and teamwork in a fast-paced environment
  • Protect confidential information and respect compliance procedures at all times
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel; VBA programming skills strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, quantitative and communications skills
  • Strong proficiency in investment concepts and terminology
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED)
  • CFA Charterholder or CFA Program Candidate
  • MBA or relevant academic background
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Experience using Bloomberg terminal and Excel plug-in
Please Apply: http://bit.ly/2sn2KcV

Friday, June 23, 2017

InvAssociate, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - Irvine, CA

Investment Associate, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - Irvine, CA
 
Under the administrative and technical direction of the Director of Investments, the Investment Associate performs analytical tasks on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians investment portfolios and assists in analyzing investment manager portfolios. 
 
The work involves assisting in the administration and analysis of investment portfolios managed by external investment managers. The work also includes activities such as developing and maintaining the investment risk management monitoring program, analyzing investment manager strategy and portfolio results, assisting in the ongoing monitoring of managers, and performing asset allocation studies.  The Investment Associate is the primary party responsible for data collection, management and analysis for the total portfolio, underlying investment managers, and general market research.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
ASSET ALLOCATION
  • Helps conduct asset allocation studies. Collects data and information from Bloomberg and investment managers to develop expected return and risk forecasts for the portfolio and managers.
  • Assists in monitoring capital markets and maintaining knowledge of current market trends and practices.
  • Aggregates information from managers on outlook for asset classes and investment themes.
  • Analyzes risk factor exposures for portfolio and managers.
MANAGER ANALYSIS
  • Assists in monitoring external asset managers for investment performance and research.
  • Statistically compare investment managers against one another on various metrics.
  • Assist in the research and analytics for quarterly Investment Strategies Update newsletter.
  • Develop templates in excel that can improve and enhance Investment Staff’s understanding of investment managers exposures and attribution.
  • Run regressions and return analysis on managers in excel.
  • Participates in quarterly calls with current and prospective investment managers.
  • Prepare manager analysis for monthly Board meetings.
  • Security-level analysis to assist Staff when interacting with investment managers.
  • Potential to write post-meeting analysis on managers for team distribution.
 PORTFOLIO RISK MONITORING
  • Assists in analyzing and implementing investment analytic systems and makes recommendations for workflow and reporting improvements.
  • Manage our portfolio oversight and risk management system called Caissa.
  • Create customized templates and output for internal and committee reports.
  • Work with investment managers to ensure high quality data is reported to our risk systems.
 OTHER
  • Ad hoc research and analytical projects as determined by the CIO and Director of Investments.
  • General statistical and analytical work to make the team progressively best in class in portfolio management.
Education/Experience
  • High school diploma or GED required and enrollment in the CFA or CAIA programs or the completion of the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program; Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or accounting preferred. Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Excel required, with Word and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment, be proactive, and able to handle confidential material a must.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Strong research and problem solving skills essential.
  • Proficient in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communications beneficial.
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations
  • Enrollment in the CFA or CAIA programs desirable.
  • Must undergo and successfully pass a thorough pre-employment background investigation including criminal, credit, education, verification of work history and professional references.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Staff Accountant/Fin Analyst, Landsea Holdings - Irvine, CA

Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst, Landsea Holdings Corporation - Irvine, CA
Landsea Holdings Corporation, in Irvine, CA. is recruiting for a Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst. Experienced in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting, accounting records and financial data for Home-building and Land Development.
JOB DUTIES
  • Assist in preparation of proformas on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the Company’s financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Participate in monthly closing procedures.
  • Extensive ability to prepare schedules and reconcile various general ledger accounts; i.e., cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accounts payable, payroll, and other accrued expenses and liabilities
  • Research and code vendor invoices.
  • Review and prepare job cost reports as needed.
  • Review accounting reports and explain variances.
  • Assist with annual budget process and prepare monthly budget variance analysis.
  • Provide information to auditors and participate in annual audit.
  • Assist with the preparation of land/draw packages.
  • Manage contractual obligations of builder.
  • Assist Land Department in processing PO’s and payments to development Contractors.
  • Experience with maintaining policies, procedures, and internal controls.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in accounting, financial analysis, job costing experience a plus (Will consider internship experience)
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • ERP System Experience Required (Real Estate software experience a plus)\
  • Excellent Excel skills required
  • Residential, home-building, construction, and real estate accounting experience is a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented, and possess strong accounting and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and critique cash flows and proformas a plus.
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to slow@landsea.us
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
A Portfolio Compliance Analyst is responsible for reviewing client accounts to ensure compliance with applicable rules. Responsibilities include analysis of transactions and portfolio holdings with respect to mutual fund regulatory requirements and prospectus guidelines. Analyst will independently research compliance issues, communicate findings internally, coordinate resolution, and interact with external clients. Analyst is expected to produce routine (daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly) compliance analysis and client reporting. Analyst is also involved with process improvements, ad hoc projects, scenario analysis, etc.
 
The position is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in a fast paced, dynamic, and challenging workplace with highly motivated and intelligent professionals. In this role, you will be expected to learn about trades, trade strategies, the impact of trades to client portfolios, and the implementation of rules and regulations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
•Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting.
•2+ years compliance experience, preferably with 40-Act mutual funds.
•Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving ability.
•Technical aptitude with MS Excel and Macros/Visual Basic.
•Financial product knowledge: fixed income, equity, ETFs, and derivatives.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Capable of managing multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
•Experience with Bloomberg and Business Objects.
•PIMCO Compliance Assessment and Excel Test: Min 90%.
•CFA/MBA, a plus.
 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
•Honesty and integrity.
•Professional demeanor in both low-stress and highly charged situation.
•Adapt to environment, awareness of target audience and situational nuances.
•Flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment.
•Ability to shift priorities and operate with a sense of urgency.
•Commitment to quality; work product delivered complete, accurate, and on time.
•Desire to take initiative and contribute to the department and the organization.
•Promoting a positive attitude and displaying a sense of teamwork.
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
 
To apply, click the link Portfolio Compliance Analyst - PIMCO

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Compliance Consultant, Advisor Solutions - Newport Beach

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisors, Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California
 
Title: Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisors
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach, California
 
Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. ("ASG") is an established, rapidly growing regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to small and mid-sized registered investment advisers. ASG seeks a compliance consultant who will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship including developing, creating, and presenting customized compliance solutions.

Common job duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Providing individualized compliance consultations
• Preparing written compliance policies and procedures for clients
• Creating forms and compliance calendars
• Performing annual reviews of compliance programs or mock audits
• Preparing regulatory filings
• Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
• Researching rules and regulations
• Summarizing regulations and applying those to client situations
• Traveling to various client sites (up to 20% travel)
• Completing special projects as assigned


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
• 3+ years prior investment adviser compliance or similar experience
• 4-year college degree in accounting, business, law, or related discipline preferred
• Prior auditing, paralegal and/or securities law experience a strong plus
• Working knowledge of Federal and State securities laws and rules
• Exceptionally organized and strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
• Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
• Proven research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

• Entrepreneurial spirit and team player
• Strong desire for a career in compliance
• Unparalleled integrity and excellent work ethic

What we offer
:

• Exciting career position with growth opportunity
• Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
• Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Flexible work schedule

This position presents an opportunity to join a budding firm and is ideal for an energetic person, seeking a long-term career in compliance. Responsibilities may increase with the growth of the firm and increased experience.

Note: Relocation package is not provided.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and salary history & requirements to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com
 

Jr. Compliance Analyst, Advisor Solutions - Newport Beach

Jr. Compliance Analyst, Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California

Title: Jr. Compliance Analyst
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach, California
Status: Full Time Employee


Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. ("ASG") is an established, rapidly growing regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to small and mid-sized registered investment advisers. ASG is seeking an individual to work closely with the other compliance team members and assist the team in supporting ASG’s investment adviser clients with customized compliance solutions.


Common job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Supporting the Compliance Consulting team
• Drafting regulatory filings
• Drafting disclosure documents
• Drafting written compliance policies and procedures for clients
• Reviewing marketing materials
• Creating forms and compliance calendars
• Assisting with annual review testing
• Researching rules and regulations
• Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
• Completing special projects as assigned
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
4-year college degree in accounting, business, law or related discipline preferred• 1+ years prior investment adviser or equivalent experience a plus
• Exceptionally well organized and strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
• Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
• Entrepreneurial spirit and team player
• Strong desire for a career in compliance
• Unparalleled integrity and excellent work ethic
 
What we offer:
• Exciting career position with growth opportunity
• Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
• Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Flexible work schedule

This position presents an opportunity to join a budding firm and is ideal for an energetic person, seeking a long-term career in compliance. Responsibilities may increase with the growth of the firm and increased experience.

Note: Relocation package is not provided.
 
To apply, please e-mail your resume and salary history & requirements to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com
 

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sr Cap Mkts Analyst, loanDepot - Foothill Ranch

Senior Capital Markets Analyst, loanDepot  - Foothill Ranch, California
 
Position Summary:
The Senior Capital Markets Analyst will be a key member of the loanDepot MSR team whose primary tasks involve the support of mortgage servicing rights valuations, risk management and reporting, co-issue best execution analysis, servicing performance analytics, prepayment and risk modeling, and asset return analysis. 

Essential Job Functions: 
-Support daily and monthly valuation of mortgage servicing rights
-Support MSR hedging with risk analytics/reports
-Support co-issue best execution pricing/volume analysis
-Support DCF analysis of total asset return, including NPV, IRR, and financial statement impact
-Utilize third-party models including Compass Analytics, ADCO Prepayment Model, and CoreLogic RiskModel in valuation and analysis activities
-Conduct data querying, manipulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets
-Conduct reporting/surveillance of servicing portfolio performance

Principal Challenges:
-Critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, financial analysis skills
-Good communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, demonstrate initiative
-Strong organizational skills, ability to execute on complex projects with autonomy and close attention to detail 
-Adaptability to changes and shifts in priorities 
-Multitasking skills, ability to manage competing deadlines  

Education/Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a quantitative discipline (finance, engineering, science, or mathematics)
-Experience in finance or finance-related field required, mortgages and fixed income preferred

Job Knowledge:
-Complex financial analysis and valuations
-Data querying, manipulation, and analysis
-Excel, SQL, and VBA required 
-SAS, R, and Python preferred

Candidates willing to relocate will be considered.