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Investment Operations Associate


Our opportunity


The main responsibility of this role is to perform and oversees processing, posting, and clearing of transactions, payments, and corporate actions to ensure correct, complete, and timely position management for standard clients and processes. Performs and oversees control activities for complex clients and processes in accordance to required timelines. 


Your role


As an Investment Operations Associate your main responsibilities will involve


  • Responsible for correct daily processing, posting and clearing of securities transactions, income payments and corporate actions.
  • Perform daily settlement operations processes
  • Responsible for timely month end closing activities
  • Periodic reconciliation of securities holdings and cash account holdings between our systems and custodian banks.
  • Support projects covering operations questions related to investments and cash accounts
  • Perform monthly hard closing processes
  • Monitor automated operations processes
  • Perform tasks with awareness to documented controls and processes, in adherence to overriding SOX compliance.
  • Support local Operations Teams / Accountants
  • Maintain good relationships with all involved parties
  • Supports Investment Operations and GIAA projects 


Your Skills and Experience


As an Investment Operations Associate your skills and qualifications will ideally include:




  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is required and 4 or more years of experience in related field
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is preferred and 2 or more years of experience in related field.






  • Good understanding and knowledge of traditional and non-traditional financial instruments and markets
  • Good knowledge of corporate actions in the securities market
  • Good communication skills both orally and written in English (and local language where required)
  • Client focus Client focus, combined with analytical and complex problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to be self-motivated to work unsupervised
  • Interested about investments and keen on exploring technology solutions
  • Managing Multiple Priorities



Key & business accountabilities


  • Generates insights and recommendations by addressing specific technical queries from clients and delivering appropriate solutions
  • Resolves specific problems within the team ensuring an efficient and high-quality service
  • Liaises within the team and department as well as with internal and external audit
  • Executes agreed correct, complete, and timely service delivery
  • Trouble shoots standard operational day-to-day issues
  • Acts as a subject matter expert and business analyst to projects, internal initiatives, and country-specific customer demands


Additional job functions


  • Develops expertise within the team
  • Trains other team-members and new joiners on day-to-day operations and internal control matters
  • Validates and continuously improves controls and quality checks as part of the closing process and internal frameworks
  • Manages relationships with internal stakeholders, key business partners, asset managers, and custodians.


Performance Management Accountabilities


  • Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values.
  • Provide input into performance management discussions of project team members.
  • Coach and provide technical advice and counsel within and outside operating unit.
  • Provide guidance and support for team members.


Additional Information


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:


  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 80% - you choose
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts


Primary work location is Barcelona, Poblenou. Please apply with your CV in English.


Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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