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Vice President, Cash and Asset Reconciliation

Wilmington, Delaware
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

About this role

Would you like to use your know-how to make a difference day in and day out at the world's largest asset manager? Look no further! BlackRock is an equal opportunity employer who value diversity in our company. We are pursuing a Vice President in Cash Operations. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference!
Team Overview & Job Purpose:
Cash Operations is a group of dedicated professionals who are essential to the investment process by ensuring that all BlackRock cash data is accurate for processes including investment management, analytics, compliance, and regulatory. Cash types include, but are not limited to, equities, fixed income, OTC derivative positions (swaps, swaptions, FXs, and synthetics) and collateral. Our team provides information services and solutions in support of all BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions businesses. The roles and responsibilities will include actively managing risk and exposure for BlackRock by ensuring the investment book of record reconciled with external prime record holders daily. The role requires an understanding of the mechanics of the reconciliation process, exception management, troubleshooting issues, driving innovative enhancements, data analysis, maintaining documentation, assisting management in leading processes, and recommending improvements to ensure efficient and accurate processes.

The Vice President is a senior member of the team responsible for managing risk for the firm by overseeing cash reconciliations and exception management processes. We ensure that BlackRock data is in line with custodians, counterparties and other prime record holders every day. You will lead the regional team, understand all of the reconciliation processes, ensure differences are raised and resolved timely, troubleshoot and identify root causes. You will collaborate with colleagues in the US, EMEA, & APAC regions and work with technology support to incorporate enhancements and recommend / drive operational change and improvements.
Key Responsibilities:
  • All facets of people management to be performed including: coaching and development of staff, leading and motivating as well as performing goal-setting, 1-1s, mid-year and year-end staff review
  • Key contributor to the management team ensuring appropriate staffing model, depth charts and succession plans are assessed across the location
  • Review of location initiatives and working with other members of the leadership team to define the criticality and priority
  • Review cash exceptions daily to ensure the team is appropriately raising and resolving.
  • Identifying, leading and mitigating operational risks and raising risk and service issues on a timely basis
  • Understanding and adherence to all regulatory requirements
  • Lead and empower team towards finding opportunities for process enhancements and other strategic operational enhancements that facilitates operational processes or mitigates operational risk
  • Accurately record metrics related to responsibilities to enable management to have a good view of team productivity and efficiency
  • Embrace change and participating/ leading efficiency and capacity-building initiatives, including automation/ standardization efforts, cost/benefit analysis and computing the resulting project value
  • Understand upstream processes impactful to the reconciliation and develop ability to correlate the effect of change
  • Build and maintain strong interactions with key internal & external partners including; leading & coordinating problem resolution
  • Embracing the BlackRock Principles and role modeling these behaviors to other team members.
  • Candidate should possess a minimum of 7 years of financial services experience and a good understanding of Financial Markets, preferably within the Investment Management, Fund Accounting or Global Custody environment; previous experience in custody reconciliation is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience; in leading teams of professionals, staff development, coaching and performance assessments
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products (with an emphasis on Excel) or other programming languages and an aptitude for learning new applications
  • Strong, effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills to efficiently articulate solutions to internal and external partners
  • Ability to multi-task and balance requests without losing sight of overall objectives and timescales.
  • Demonstration of strategic & tactical delivery in previous role(s) which enhanced the efficiency, risk management and control oversight of team
  • Exceptional decision-making skills and ability to communicate effectively with senior management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, rapid changing, deadline driven environment
  • Strong initiative to follow up on outstanding issues - identify what needs to be done, take action and see through to resolution

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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  • Job Reference: 707278856-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Blackrock
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent