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Associate/Junior Officer Alternative Investment Administration (back office function)

APG Asset Management

APG Asset Management

Heerlen, Netherlands
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023

Dit wordt je functie

This role is an operational financial accounting and related controls/process role with exposure to several stakeholders involved. The AIA department you will be working for is a Backoffice team which takes care of the execution and administration of front to end transactions for our so called illiquid investments. Illiquid investments we take care of, are Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Commodities and Credits. The Alternative Investment Administration (AIA) is part of Asset Management Operations. The objectives of the Alternative Investment Administration team are to deliver accurate, timely and high quality  products and services: deal implementation (deal set up in (financial) systems), commitment administration, processng of transactions, investment  monitoring, daily, monthly and quarterly valuations review and data processing, costs reporting and back testing. As an AIA Associate you are a team player while working with considerable autonomy. 
In this role you are responsible for the following:

  • daily actual execution and processing of financial transactions in our key financial/data systems (cashflows in/out, investment valuations);
  • quality checks on data provided by 3rd parties;
  • preparation of a wide variety of financial reports/data reports for your allocated investments. Some reports are sent to your stakeholders to enable them in their decision making process. Other reports are required by financial regulations and will be available to the broader public. All reports as a result have to be of high quality;
  • Liaising with your internal stakeholders (external investment managers, Front Office portfolio managers, second line quality review departments, Accounting and Control, Cash management) to timely gather all necessary information to enable you to timely set up investments in our systems and start execution and recording of the transactions and reporting;
  • Perform analysis/reconciliations on investment values received from external investment managers;
  • Assist the Officers on team with analysis/data gathering type of work for Continuous Improvement Projects which are being led by them. Gradual involvement in process improvements initiatives.
As an associate you will be mentored and coached by one of our experienced  colleagues within our team. Together with them and the team manager you will actively develop your skills and form your career path. Giving and receiving constant feedback is something we look for as crucial part of your development.

Dit breng je mee

Crucial characteristics to be successful in this role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational colleague who can cope with stress, is convincing and is focused on delivering quality. A proactive work attitude comes natural to you and you possess well-developed analytical skills. You are meticulous and are able to collaborate easily with colleagues inside and outside the team. Your well-developed communication skills enable you to convey information clearly.

Furthermore we ask for:

  • Professional and intellectual level obtained through higher professional education (bachelor) OR a University education (accountancy, accounting & control, (business) economics with 0 – 5  years of work experience;
  • You are constantly seeking ways to improve processes and know how to include your colleagues in this;
  • You work in a structured way, have eye for detail (work meticulously) and as a result are able to handle/monitor multiple events at the same time;
  • You follow up on actions described, finish things and actively approach other people/departments when needed to finish your tasks;
  • You consider yourself a person who can deal with change (changes in processes, workload etc) and consider yourself a well organized person;
  • Good communication skills in English (spoken and written). Dutch language skills would be considered an asset;
  • You are able to effectively receive feedback and follow up on it;
  • Location Heerlen. Possibilities to work from home (partially);
  • Affinity or experience with Excel (macro’s) or programming languages (R, Pyhton) would be of added value but is not a must-have.

Hier ga je aan de slag

We offer you a salary in the range of € 3.450 - € 5.400 (based on a 40-hour week) depending on education and experience and attractive conditions of employment geared to flexibility

  • A guaranteed year-end bonus of 8.33%.
  • Ample attention to your vitality and personal development.
  • Hybrid working: at home and in one of our superb offices.
  • And of course a well organized pension.  
For pension provider APG, pensions are about people, life and how we live together. Through careful asset management, pension administration, communication and advice, APG wants to help build a decent future in which we share our well-being and prosperity honestly and sustainably. For present and future generations. For today, tomorrow and beyond. 
APG is committed to serving 4.7 million people in the Netherlands. That explains the importance we attach to reflecting Dutch society. To that end, APG strives for an inclusive work environment in which everyone can be themselves and their unique qualities are embraced. 
Choosing APG means choosing a job in which you contribute to a bright future. Don’t delay, apply today!