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TIAA Senior Investment Operations Analyst in CHICAGO, Illinois


Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at


Nuveen is seeking a Senior Analyst for the Investment Operations Portfolio Accounting Team. This function encompasses end-to-end exception management accomplished through various systematic, written, and verbal interactions with Operational Teams, Front Office and Middle Office Teams, as well as Custodian Banks. The primary focus of the position is timely and accurate reconciliation of complex accounts across multiple business lines, maintenance of the overall quality and accuracy of assigned processes, and preparation of ad hoc statistical reports.


  • Monitor Reconciliation Tool andany associated applications daily to ensure all exceptions are captured

  • Ensure cash and positions for respectiveFunds / Portfolios are reconciled accurately, efficiently and on a timelybasis with custodians and other external parties, as well as acrossmultiple internal systems

  • Continuously seek opportunitiesto improve existing workflows and processes both within PortfolioAccounting and with other Global Investment Operational teams.

  • Support and mentor PortfolioAnalysts in the following areas: analysis and problem solving,flexibility in a changing environment, and notification and escalation.

  • Proactively seek out learningopportunities

  • Develop a significant level ofexpertise of the holdings, terms, and transactions of all Funds /Portfolios to provide intuitive and proactive oversight of same

  • Upon identifying and analyzingexceptions, ensure necessary, corrective action is assigned to responsibleparties, logged, and prioritized for resolution

  • Interface with internal andexternal business teams to identify root cause of exceptions

  • Respond to numerous ad hocrequests from internal and external clients for additional information

  • Coordinate corrective actionswith appropriate teams

  • Monitor changes in businessprocesses to ensure Reconciliation Tool and any associated applicationsare updated accordingly

  • Assist in testing updates toReconciliation Tool and any associated applications

  • Support metrics reporting

  • Assist with ad hoc requests andother duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3 or more years of experiencein portfolio accounting / fund accounting.

  • Experience with the followinginvestment instruments; Fixed Income, Equities, Derivatives, and ForeignExchange.

  • Experience with the followingsecurities processes; Corporate Actions, Trade Operations, and SecuritiesLending


  • Solid problem solving skillsand demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyzeprocesses and procedures

  • Detail-oriented and extremelythorough – having the confidence to ensure work processes are completedaccurately

  • Experience at working bothindependently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills

  • Experience using MicrosoftOffice suite of products (particularly Excel & Access). Portia,Electra Recon, and Eagle PACE/Star is a plus

  • Customer service skills areessential

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1720422

Field: Business Management & Operations

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Jul 10, 2019