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Investment Operations Manager

Job Description
Colorado PERA
Organization Type: 
Government agency
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Job Category: 
Job Description: 


This position is responsible for managing the Investment Operations processes which include all aspects of the trade life cycle, asset servicing, portfolio accounting, and cash management.  This position is also responsible for the management of the Investment Operations Analysts.


Our ideal candidate has an extensive financial services background with proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate and engage staff.  We are looking for an approachable, open-minded, and collaborative investment operations manager who has experience implementing new strategies, demonstrates a very high level of accuracy and thoroughness and serves as a resource to support their team in performing their jobs efficiently and effectively  


  • Standard office environment with constant computer use 

ABOUT COLORADO PERA Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. Our main office is located in Denver; where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine to make it the nation's top city in which to live, work, and play. PERA is a vital and stable contributor to Colorado's economy.

Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our membership while maintaining the stability of the fund. Our vision is to become the retirement plan of choice for all Colorado public employees.

At PERA, you can be part of a dynamic, collaborative group of professionals working to fulfill the retirement expectations of our members. You will use your unique skills to do important and meaningful work that is critical to the success of both the organization and the state of Colorado that you love. You will have the opportunity to develop, become an expert in your role, and tackle new challenges, all while enjoying the competitive compensation, lifestyle, and stability that PERA provides. Thus, for both member and employees, PERA represents "One of Colorado's Best Investments."


Position Title:              Investment Operations Manager
Division:                       Investment Operations
Reports to:                   Investment Operations Director
Job Status:                  Full Time; Exempt
Salary:                          Commensurate with experience
Posting Dates:             8/7/19 - 8/25/19


Areas of Responsibility


  • Responsible for providing a consistent high level of operational support to the Investment teams
  • Oversees processes to ensure compliance with internal and external guidelines, policies and regulations relating to securities processing
  • Responsible for professional communication with internal and external business associates to ensure timely and accurate processes
  • Directly oversees the investment trading and accounting systems and confirms accurate records are maintained in all relevant reporting systems (Longview, Portia, FXALL, etc.)
  • Ensures that all proper internal controls are maintained and current for all investment operations functions
  • Oversees the trade life cycle to ensure the timely matching, reconciliation and settlement of trades
  • Oversees the asset servicing process to ensure accurate income collection, corporate action processing, and securities valuation and pricing
  • Oversees the completion of foreign country registrations and renewals, Know Your Client and compliance requests, and provides support for the tax reclaim process 
  • Oversees the cash management process including reconciliation of cash, processing of movements and wire transfers
  • Responsible for the management, evaluation, and development of Investment Operations staff as assigned
  • Responsible for reviewing and maintaining job procedures and policies
  • Responsible for managing staff to ensure that all securities transactions and records are accurately entered, reconciled, reviewed, and recorded
  • Provides assistance and backup to other team members as necessary
  • Participates in training and educational opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Maintains regular and prompt attendance in the workplace 
  • Carries out other duties and projects as assigned 
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or closely related field; five to ten years investment operations or investment accounting experience; may substitute an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Extensive experience in investment operations management
  • Sound knowledge of financial markets and various security types
  • Familiarity with investment related software such as Bloomberg
  • Strong working knowledge of information systems with PC proficiency and experience with MS Office
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Effective team building and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail

Commensurate with experience - Salary


Health Insurance is 100% employer paid, generous paid time off as well as paid volunteer hours, PERA defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans, tuition assistance, certifications, on-the-job training, free access to on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more. For more information, please visit

HOW TO APPLY Complete the employment application online at Please have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. Please review the following questions. You will be asked for a response to these as part of your application: 

  1. What approach do you take in communicating with people? What kinds of communication situations cause you difficulty? Give an example.
  2. Describe a task or project that you completed that required a very high level of accuracy and thoroughness.  What steps did you take to ensure both were achieved?
  3. What steps do you take to ensure accuracy while managing multiple projects at once?
  4. Some people work best as part of a group others prefer the role of individual contributor. How would you describe yourself? Give an example of a situation where you felt you were most effective.
  5. Why are you interested in this position?  Why do you think your skills and/ or experiences would make you successful in this position?
How To Apply

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