Operations Analyst / VBA/SQL Programmer - Hedge Fund Investment Firm

Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
Up to £30,000 + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted
24 Nov 2016
Closes
22 Dec 2016
Ref
9213
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Operations Analyst / VBA/SQL Programmer - Hedge Fund Investment Firm
Chichester
Up to £30,000 + Attractive Benefits Package


We are currently looking for a Hedge Fund Operations Analyst to join our Operations Team. Reporting to the Head of Operations this is a new and challenging role for a growing Hedge Fund. 

Who we are:

We are a small boutique Investment Management Firm based in Chichester, currently going through a phase of expansion following strong returns and Assets Under Management (AUM) growth. 

We are currently looking for a Hedge Fund Operations Analyst to join our Operations Team. Reporting to the Head of Operations this is a new and challenging role for a growing Hedge Fund. 

You may have recently graduated or only been working for a few years, the Operations Analyst position will support the Operations Manager in the running of core daily processes. The Operations Analyst will be required to design and implement additional processes as well as improvements to existing processes to enhance daily operations using the following technology:

+ Excel & Outlook VBA
+ SQL
+ XML/XSL
+ Crystal Reports
+ Sophis (query writing, various configurations)

Due to the reliance on automation, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate understanding and practical application of the technologies used to ensure these daily processes run without encountering delays as well as being able to use these technologies to create additional processes to increase efficiencies. 

The daily processes include: 

+ Morning trade reconciliation and confirmation
+ Trade processing, execution and settlement
+ Cash/Bonds/Future Options/FX reconciliation

As such the role requires the successful applicant is able to review data and reconcile information to ensure the successful completion of trades. Team spirit is fundamental to this role, the Operations Analyst is expected to provide support to the Operations Team in daily tasks as and when required to ensure the successful running of the department.

The successful candidate will either be educated to level in an IT or Computer Science degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in VBA/SQL Process automation.

Individuals will be asked to demonstrate an in depth understanding of programming language used to enable or enhance the automation of daily processes, most importantly Advanced Excel VBA and SQL. Being able to oversee and understand the daily automated processes is fundamental to this role. 

We are a forward thinking, flexible employer who are keen to invest in their employees. Individuals are encouraged to grow and develop skills outside of those required for their specific job function so that they are enabled to adapt to the ever changing business environment and are in a position to compliment their colleagues’ skills. 

Knowledge or experience in the following areas are desirable but not essential:

+ An interest in the finance industry
+ Able to demonstrate an understanding of Hedge Funds and how they operate. 
+ XML/XSL, Crystal Reports, Sophis

As the fund grows, the successful candidate will be expected to take on additional projects, as such the ability to work flexibly is absolutely key.

Employees may be required to travel to their London offices on an occasional basis. 

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