Financial Operations

Investment Operations

Year Up's Investment Operations specialty trains toward skills in financial management, data management, analysis, and reporting and investment operations. Training covers financial management topics such as financial statements, accounting, financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital, asset management and financial ethics; using Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau/Power BI to load, prepare, analyze and report data; and investment operations terminology and concepts such as types of markets, regulators, products and exchanges, the different participant players within this ecosystem, and the role and importance of business ethics.

Industry Training Focus Areas

  • Financial Operations Fundamentals
  • Data Management, Analysis & Reporting
  • Year Up’s Essential Skills Training

Industry Skills Development at a Glance: You'll Learn How To...

  • Understand equity (stock) and fixed income (bonds) and what it means to own and sell each in a company from the perspective of investors/issuers
  • Understand key terms of a security and a securities sale; interpret types of investment funds
  • Understand role of regulators of the securities industry, the SEC and Federal Reserve in particular
  • Comprehend the role of accounting, finance, risk management, and compliance
  • Utilize tools such as Microsoft Excel to organize, format, and analyze data; create reports to visualize and communicate key insights
  • Identify role of participants in the investment and securities arena, and how they interact with each other

Essential Skills Development: You'll Learn How To...

  • Communicate professionally in-person and over digital platforms by utilizing strategies, tools, and feedback to adapt to the environment
  • Participate in meetings by contributing to conversation and supporting with planning and follow up actions across a team
  • Navigate challenging situations by regulating reactions to display grit and maintaining a positive composure
  • Utilize common management, editing, and conference tools such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Zoom
  • Gather and analyze data to provide support to and generate ideas for a business
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth and maintain a well-formed resume

Training at Work: Typical Job Tasks

  • Update daily fund pricing; monitor fund cash and custody activity and prepare fund reports
  • Receive and execute operational requests from clients; process wires and trades
  • Monitor and identify causes of systems breaks
  • Analyze data relating to business processes; communicate business process improvement requirements to a technology team

Path to a Career: Training-Enabled Role Pathways

  • Fund Accounting
  • Portfolio Administration
  • Client Services Support
  • Reconciliation Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Transaction Processing

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