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Valuation and Pricing Analyst

Company: Allspring Global Investments
Location: Boston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

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COMPANY
Allspring Global Investments is a leading independent asset management firm that offers a broad range of investment products and solutions designed to help meet clients' goals. At Allspring, our vision is to inspire a new era of investing that pursues both financial returns and positive outcomes. With decades of trusted experience propelling us forward, we strive to build portfolios aimed at generating successful outcomes for our clients. We do this through the independence of thought that powers our investment strategies and by bringing a renewed approach to look around the corner to unlock what's possible. Allspring is a company committed to thoughtful investing, purposeful planning, and the desire to deliver outcomes that expand above and beyond financial gains. For more information, please visit About Us - Allspring Global Investments.
At Allspring, unique views inspire us. We leverage the diversity of people, ideas, and skills to help our clients pursue their financial goals. We strive to attract and retain a diverse talent pool that enables us to better serve our global client base. Intentionally fostering a diverse and inclusive culture allows us to empower innovation, productivity, and engagement. It's also essential for elevating the experience of our clients as well as the communities in which we operate. Thank you for considering Allspring as you explore the next step in your career journey.
POSITION
The position will partner with the team completing daily security pricing and valuation oversight within internal systems and at external service providers for accounts and funds managed by Allspring Global Investments. This position will work on day-to-day responsibilities with internal accounting, IT Portfolio Management teams and external fund accountants and custodians.
The successful candidate for this role supports Allspring by collaborating with other internal business partners including Legal, Internal Accounting, IT Portfolio Management, Compliance, Risk, Internal Audit, and other parts of Fund Administration, as well as external business partners, to complete deliverables and support strategic initiatives.
This position requires the ability to work well within a team as well as independently. The ability to prioritize tasks and stay focused as well as a high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment is a must.
RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Daily workflow of the pricing processes.
  • Resolve complex NAV calculation and pricing issues and escalate as needed, exercise strong judgment within guidelines.
  • Maintain oversight of security valuation and NAV calculation function of external fund accounts.
  • Prepare and review weekly / monthly / quarterly / annual statistical data and other reporting for the funds' Boards and internal and external business partners.
  • Assist with oversight of pricing vendors.
  • Participate in the further development and enhancement of department policies and procedures as well as identifying areas within processes that can be improved or streamlined.
  • Support business initiatives with large and/or complex valuation impacts with medium to high risk, including but not limited to product launches, closings, liquidations, mergers, acquisitions, and services provider transitions.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • 4 years of investment accounting and/or mutual fund operations experience.
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills.
    • A Bachelor's Degree OR Equivalent work experience.
    • Accounting experience (preferably in pricing).

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

      • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or economics OR Equivalent work experience.
      • 5 years of investment accounting experience in the mutual fund industry.
      • 3 years of related security valuation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Extensive knowledge and understanding of administering mutual funds; including financial reporting, fund accounting, and operations.
      • Basic knowledge and understanding of calculation of NAV.
      • Knowledge and understanding of mutual funds, financial reporting, and regulatory filings.
      • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook) skills.
      • Ability to navigate multiple computer systems, applications, and utilize search tools to find information.
      • Advanced communication skills including presentation.
      • NAV calculation and the pricing process for mutual funds experience.
      • Experience with automated financial systems (EDM, APX), knowledge of Bloomberg and other securities industry pricing services (e.g., ITG, Reuters, ICE Data Services, Markit).
      • Knowledge of the international mutual fund industry and UCITS.


        Base Pay Range: $85,000 - $130,000
        Salary Range for California candidates only.Actual based may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary bonus programs, or other annual or non-annual incentive or sales plans.)
        We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Allspring Global Investments, Boston , Valuation and Pricing Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Boston, Massachusetts

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