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CW Portfolio Accounting Analyst

Charlotte, NC

This is a Non-Employee Contingent Worker Role providing services for TIAA’s family of companies and will be employed by TIAA's preferred 3rd Party Supplier. As a Non-Employee CW, perform a variety of moderately complex business planning, support, and project-related duties. Demonstrates an exceptional standard of quality and holds themselves accountable to achieving excellent results.

This role is located onsite at our TIAA office in Chicago, IL, USA but will currently be remote.

The anticipated term of this engagement will be 10 months. This term could be extended based on company business needs.

CW-Accountant III
The Senior Accountant ensures compliance with financial transaction recording standards (e.g., general ledger, cash payments/collections, tax transactions, etc.). With minimal oversight, this job reconciles the company's accounts and records (balance sheet, P&L, bank accounts, etc.). The Senior Accountant works closely with business areas on the ledger processing, and leads the Accounting team in updating, maintaining, and documenting new accounting guidance that impacts the company.

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Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Maintains records of organization's financial activity in accordance with GAAP, organizational standards, and in compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • Assists general ledger account owners with reconciliation of month end account balances and verification.

  • Coordinates the work distribution and provides guidance for the more complex items for the accounting staff in the General Ledger Operations unit.

  • Completes month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities related to foreign exchange, cash management and tax, including preparing the appropriate audit work papers for such activities.

  • Creates reports on financial performance for internal and external use.

  • Supports junior accounting staff in the development of their professional skills.
Educational Requirements
  • University (Degree) Preferred
Work Experience
  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level

The primary responsibility of the position is timely and accurate reconciliation of complex accounts across multiple business lines including accounts with foreign balances, derivatives, and senior loans.  Ensure overall quality and accuracy of assigned processes as well as the preparation of ad hoc statistical reports.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

Perform daily reconciliations and research to ensure discrepancies are resolved in a timely basis and interface with custodians and other external parties to identify root cause of exceptions – 60%

Cross-train, support and mentor Portfolio Analysts in the following areas: analysis and problem solving, flexibility in a changing environment, and notification and escalation – 20%

Respond to numerous ad hoc requests from internal and external clients to ensure timely and accurate responses – 10%

Continuously seek opportunities to improve existing workflows and processes both within Portfolio Accounting and with other Global Investment Operational teams – 5%

Assist in testing updates to Reconciliation Tool and Investment System – 5%

Ability to think on your feet to address a variety of complex issues arising daily while maintaining attention to detail.  Must be able to identify patterns, evaluate problems with an open mind, and think creatively and collaboratively

In depth knowledge of the lifecycle of various securities not limited to equities, fixed income, mutual funds, derivatives as well as an understanding of how the different areas of Investment Operations work together as one team to meet goals

Possess a good understanding of the variety of Nuveen/TIAA Investment products offered to the market as well as who the closest competitors are in our space and understand what sets us apart. Strong understanding of financial securities and markets, real estate operations and accounting

Required Qualifications:

3+ years’ experience in Portfolio Accounting, Fund Administration, Reconciliation, Financial Services

3+ years’ experience utilizing Microsoft Excel

Preferred Skills:

5+ years’ experience in Portfolio Accounting, Fund Administration, Reconciliation, Financial Services

University Degree preferred

Start Date: 08-Feb-2022

End Date: 30-Dec-2022

Travel Required: No

Potential Salary:

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.


COVID-19 Vaccination

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Job ID: 66a8c576eeaa6468e04ac6f0be2fcd448f92be02fc89bff615b89f268d84efcb
Employment Type: Other