DS: Market Data Finance Administrator

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Mission

Reporting to the Director of Finance and based in the operational headquarters of Agio in Norman, Oklahoma, you’ll be a member of the Finance & Administration Team working with both internal and external clients throughout the world.

Objectives – Year One

  • Gain a detailed understanding of Agio’s financial and accounting operations
  • Identify and implement improved methods to increase financial transparency for decision makers
  • Identify and implement improved methods to increase efficiency around current accounting and financial processes and procedures
  • Work to become self-directed in daily activities
  • Develop professional relationships with employees outside the Finance & Administration team at varying levels in the company

Responsibilities

  • Administer invoices for market data and research invoices as needed
  • Maintain inventory in the firm’s market data inventory management database (FITS)
  • Provide close working support to ARDS’ Business Analysts
  • Support monthly close processes
  • Oversee finance and administration relationship with vendors
  • Seek ways to automate and streamline market data processes, especially with regard to market data platforms and exchange entitlements
  • Oversight of soft dollar and sales/use tax policy and administration
  • Assist with budgets, ad hoc reporting, and special projects

Requirements

Applicants must possess:

  • Strong analytical ability, familiarity with data analysis and database tools important
  • Accounting or Finance degree preferred, but will consider other educational backgrounds/equivalent work experience.  Some exposure to Information Technology (IT) in an academic setting is helpful.
  • 1-3 years experience in an accounting, finance, IT or market data environment, will consider recent graduate
  • Facility with Excel essential, exposure to Access, SQL, and other database tools desirable
  • Market data experience, with exposure to the soft dollar process desirable, but other financial / IT experience will be considered
  • Experience with market data inventory management tools (FITS or similar) helpful
  • Detail oriented, strong team player, genuine interest in market data in an asset management environment, excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education

B.S/B.A. Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or relevant experience preferred minimum 3.0 GPA

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