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Chief Financial Officer

Kxstart US

Pasadena, CA

(posted 09/17/2018)

Job Description
Primary Function: As part of a dynamic and vibrant startup company based in California, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible to assist the Chief Executive Officer to plan, organize, and oversee all of the accounting, finance and administration of the organization, assure financial stability, and maintain appropriate records for the company.


Planning

- Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
- Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
- Develop financial and tax strategies
- Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
- Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction

Operations

- Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
- Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
- Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments
- Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
- Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced
- Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
- Implement operational best practices
- Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information

- Oversee the issuance of financial information
- Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management

- Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
- Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
- Construct and monitor reliable control systems
- Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
- Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
- Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
- Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Funding

- Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
- Arrange for debt and equity financing

Third Parties

- Participate in conference calls with the investment community
- Maintain banking relationships
- Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

Knowledge of:
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Consignments and/or reselling business
- Inventory based business
- Oral and written communication skills
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Physical Demands/Environment: The physical requirements outlined below are examples of the physical aspects that the person holding this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential job duties.
- Sufficient vision to read printed material, see distant objects with clarity, and identify and distinguish objects.
- Sufficient hearing to hear conversations in person and on the telephone and hear sounds clearly up to 20 feet.
- Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation and on the telephone and in addressing co-workers.
- Occasional or frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, lifting, and reaching for extended periods of time.
- Sufficient manual dexterity and/or mobility to grasp and /or manipulate objects, operate mechanical equipment, and move about the work area.
- Work environment in an office setting with possibility of high noise levels and perceiving a variety of office related sounds by ear

Qualifications
Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration specialized in finance, or related field and preferred five (5) full time years responsible experience in corporate finance. Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Other Information
Compensation: $80,000 - $100,000 (based on experience)

Organization Description
Informational Website: https://www.kxstartglobal.com/

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to
vincent@kaffeineinc.com

Last Day to Apply
Oct 1, 2018

Senior Investment Officer - Director of Risk

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM)

Boston, MA

(posted 08/08/2018)

Job Description
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Senior Investment Officer will maintain a keen knowledge of risk models, solid grasp of multi-asset investments, and exceptional judgement to determine the risk topics to be effectively communicated. The officer will partner with senior management, investment teams and operations to monitor risk, especially in the areas of Risk Assessment and Communication, Vendor Management, Risk Model Development and Enterprise Risk Management.



Qualifications
Responsibilities and Duties
The role’s responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Identify, measure, analyze and communicate portfolio and enterprise risk to staff, Investment Committees and the Board.
• Work with asset class teams to understand their investment process and how they perceive risk, and providing tailored analytics and advice on risk decomposition and performance attribution.
• Manage a risk team to enhance and integrate a robust risk assessment framework into the process of manager selection and portfolio monitoring.
• Continuously evaluate risk concepts, methods and systems, and contribute to research initiatives (tail risk, systemic risk spillovers and factor sensitivity, etc.).
• Maintain knowledge of markets and regulations, and may initiate associated risk discussions. Research and communicate the potential impact of Macroeconomic conditions and policies on the PRIT Fund’s tail risk, liquidity risk and operation risk.
• Performs all other tasks as assigned.



Organization Description
The Pension Reserves Investment Management ("PRIM") Board is charged with the general supervision of the Pension Reserves Investment Trust (“PRIT”) Fund, to accumulate assets through investment earnings and other revenue sources in order to assist the Commonwealth in reducing its unfunded pension liability, and likewise to assist local participating retirement systems in meeting their pension obligations.

The PRIT Fund is a pooled investment fund that invests the assets of the Massachusetts Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement Systems, and the assets of county, authority, district, and municipal retirement systems that choose to invest in the PRIT Fund. The nine-member PRIM Board acts as trustee for each retirement system that invests assets in the PRIT Fund.

PRIM’s mission is to provide a professional investment service that maximizes the return on investment within acceptable levels of risk by broadly diversifying its investment portfolio, capitalizing on economies of scale to achieve cost-effective operations, and providing access to high quality, innovative investment management firms, all under the management of a professional investment staff and members of the PRIM Board and its Committees.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the link below:

https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=obp47fwv&s=PRIM


Last Day to Apply
n/a

Endowed Chair of Quantitative Finance

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

(posted 08/08/2018)

Job Description
Responsibilities & Requirements:
The endowed chair will: direct the department's quantitative finance program; develop outreach initiatives to the investment community, including the development of executive programs and industrial funding; participate in and provide leadership for the strong research program in quantitative finance; supervise and train PhD students; assist in the advising of graduate students; teach courses in quantitative finance and related areas of applied mathematics.

Special Notes:
This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.


Official Job Title: Endowed Chair of Quantitative Finance
REF#: F-9909-18-06
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: Applied Mathematics and Statistics - CEAS
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 07/06/2018
Posting End Date: 01/05/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 01/05/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

For a full position description, or application procedure, visit: www.stonybrook.edu/jobs
(Req. # F-9909-18-06)



Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
The candidate must have a distinguished reputation for research and graduate training in mathematics, statistics, or operations research and its application to the theory and practice of quantitative finance. The candidate must have a strong vision for the continued development of the AMS quantitative finance program and for outreach to leaders in the investment community. The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in financial mathematics, financial engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, mathematics, or a closely related field. The candidate must have the ability to teach quantitative finance and related applied mathematics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate must have the ability to conduct research and advise PhD students in areas related to quantitative finance. The candidate must have an established record of achievement, including peer-reviewed published papers. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and an ability and willingness to collaborate.

Preferred Qualifications:
An ideal candidate has both a strong academic background and established connections to the investment community. Practical experience in methods and applications of quantitative finance in industry is a strong plus. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and will have experience in writing research proposals, and a strong willingness to pursue external research funding sources, as appropriate for their discipline. While all applicants working within the general areas of interest of quantitative finance and financial mathematics/engineering will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to conduct empirical analysis in finance and have good knowledge of practical implementations of methods. Experience teaching quantitative finance is a strong plus.

Other Information
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Organization Description

Campus Description:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,040-acre campus is home to 24,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

How to Apply
Application Procedure:
Those interested in this position should fill out an online Applicant Information Survey, submit a State Employment Application, cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume/CV, research statement, teaching statement, reprints or preprints of research papers, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the departmental email, address or fax below.

Janice Hackney
QF Search
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3600
Fax: 631-632-8490
Email: AMS_QF_Endowed_Chair@stonybrook.edu

Last Day to Apply
1/5/19

Research Analyst/ Data Visualization Analyst

EUCLIDEAN CAPITAL

New York City, NY

(posted 07/12/2018)

Job Description
Euclidean Capital is a New York based family office that is associated with a large scientific foundation dedicated to advancing research in mathematics and the basic sciences. We are seeking an intellectually curious research analyst with strong data management and data visualization skills. The analyst will be an integral member of the investment team and will work closely with high-quality, experienced investment professionals.

Responsibilities:
- Gather and maintain fund, company and performance data across multiple cutting-edge sources and datasets
- Create data visualizations and reports to track investments, performance, and other relevant information
- Assist in modelling and diligence of investments in a variety of asset classes ranging from single companies to alternative investments (venture capital, hedge funds and private equity)
- Work with the investment team to analyze data to make investment decisions
- Work on a variety of projects including market and investment research
- Create, maintain and enhance procedures and internal documentation for a strong control environment

Qualifications
- BA/BS with strong academic performance and a quantitative educational background
- 1-2 years of professional experience in programming, data analysis, data visualization and big data
- Strong visualization and story-telling skillset, development experience with tools such as but not limited to R, Python, Tableau, Excel, SQL and d3
- Ability to gather and summarize data to generate investment insights
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
- Desire to learn about investment portfolios and the investment landscape. Prior finance experience is a plus

Other Information
The Opportunity:
The ideal candidate will have the opportunity for significant career advancement and growth. You will have the unique opportunity to work on meaningful projects and have your insights translated to concrete investment decisions. You will be surrounded by bright and engaging people, and will have the opportunity to flex your creative abilities. We are offering competitive compensation and strong benefits.

Organization Description
N/A

How to Apply
All interested candidates should send a CV and a brief cover letter to: employment@euclidcap.com

Last Day to Apply
July 31, 2018