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Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative - Institutional Oversight Analyst

Specialisterne is Recruiting!

Specialisterne connects qualified neurodivergent candidates to employment opportunities in numerous industries and sectors in Canada and the US.

To apply, you will have experienced barriers getting and/or maintaining meaningful employment and identify with one of the following:
  • Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Learning Disability (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome 

Specialisterne USA is proud to partner with Goldman Sachs on a Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative.
At Goldman Sachs, the crux of our efforts is a focus on cultivating and sustaining a diverse work environment and workforce, which is critical to meeting the unique needs of our diverse client base and the communities in which we operate.

Descriptions of the roles are provided below. Applications must be submitted in full no later than Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 PM EST.
Institutional Oversight Analyst Intern
Goldman Sachs
10 Week Internship
July 2023
Dallas, TX (on-site)
7:30am-5:30pm Central Time
The Institutional Oversight (IO) team sits within Client Operations and has primary responsibility for all aspects of institutional account onboarding, portfolio accounting, cash management, client reporting, and serves as the single point of contact for all operations related client inquiries. These functions cover a wide range of clients and a complex product range, which include equities, fixed income, currency and derivatives. 

The group supports portfolio managers, sales and client relationship professionals by providing accurate and timely client account information and overseeing all aspects of operational risk across portfolios. 

This involves extensive interaction with internal and external parties to ensure effective oversight for existing business and also to shape and implement solutions for new clients, products, strategies, and system architecture. 
The group continues to focus on best in-class client experience and working closely with the business to maintain and enhance client relationships.
Core Tasks:
In this job, employees:
  • Assist in the onboarding of new clients, maintenance of client portfolios, and termination of client portfolios
  • Ensure accounting data accuracy and provide accounting policy oversight in order to create a controlled environment for the investment management process
  • Review account level metrics (i.e. reconciling items on cash/position reconciliations, daily corporate actions, NAV Reconciliations, failing trades, standard/non-standard reporting deliverables) as defined by operating standards and research, escalate, remediate exceptions as appropriate
  • Proactively review indicators of operational issues/concerns with the goal of resolving such issues before client impact

General Skills and Abilities 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team oriented environment
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively work with clients and stakeholders
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate recording of client and company information
  • Ability to work with deadlines and changing priorities as client needs change

Digital/Technical Skills & Tools
Successful employees use the following:
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP)
  • Basic skill level with Microsoft Word
  • Basic skill level with Microsoft Powerpoint

*How Specialisterne defines skill levels:
  1. Basic - I can do this in simple situations with close or extensive guidance
  2. Between Basic and Intermediate
  3. Intermediate - I can do this in most situations, with occasional guidance
  4. Between Intermediate and Expert
  5. Expert - I can do this in exceptionally difficult situations with no guidance and I can be a key resource for others

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline 

Additional Information

Here’s how frequently the following types of communication and interaction are required to perform the job:
  • Oral communication: Constantly 
  • Email communication: Hourly
  • Instant messaging: Daily
  • Telephone communication: Daily
  • Video communication: Daily
  • Interacting with supervisors: Constantly
  • Interacting with peers: Constantly
  • Interacting with customers: Infrequently

Here’s what can be stressful on the job:
  • Managing deadlines 
  • Competing priorities based on customer needs

Here’s what is attractive about the company/role:
  • The ability to work with client portfolios across the entire life-cycle from creation to termination

Workplace Support:
  • Specialisterne and our employer partners are committed to providing inclusive onboarding experiences and supporting new employees as they learn on the job 
  • All new hires continue to liaise with a Specialisterne Workplace Support Manager for their first twelve weeks on the job

The Recruitment Process

To be considered for this position, you won’t be interviewed by the employer. Instead, here’s how it works:

  1. Apply to the job: This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne USA.
  2. Join our talent pool (if you haven’t already): Complete a talent pool questionnaire and a “Workplace Skills Inventory” (about your situation, job skills and how you work best), and a pre-employment assessment (this is an additional way to show your job skills/abilities instead of interviewing).
  3. Create a job-specific Candidate Profile: If you meet the qualifications of the role, our talent acquisition team will give you access to your Candidate Profile. You will use it to answer job specific questions and/or complete a work sample exercise to showcase your skills for this role. 

*This program is only available for those who self-identify as being autistic or neurodivergent. For Specialisterne, this includes self-identification with the following: Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Learning Disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), Intellectual Disability, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Tourette Syndrome.*