Fund Administration and Operations - Specialist

Date: Nov 22, 2023

Primary Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Common Days+ : Work 2-3 days a week in a Lincoln office with a designated workspace.


Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 72506


The Role at a Glance

This position provides support and coordination of financial operations for the insurance company separate accounts and LVIP- Lincoln Variable Insurance Products Trust mutual fund complex.

What you'll be doing

•    Consults/Analyze on assignments and/or projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Champions for organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Identifies, recommends, and implements process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) or responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
•    Contributes to the development and implementation of continuous process improvement plans to achieve efficient and productive financial operations by working directly with management, auditors, IT support, and/or outside consultants.  
•    Develops and implements effective internal control processes and procedures to ensure accurate separate account financial data.
•    Provides peer coaching and/or on-the-job training as requested by colleagues and/or manager to build organizational capability.
•    Act as a subject matter expert for the FAO team. This includes assisting with issue resolution, special requests, process enhancements, projects, etc.
•    Accepts ownership for role in achieving team performance; contributes to shared tasks or projects before being asked or required by events.
•    Recognizes the potential conflicts of interest inherent in some job functions and acts in the best interest of the customer (i.e., the investor).
•    Identifies potential conflicts of interest and recommends corrective actions that are in the best interest of the customer.

What we’re looking for

•    Experience Undergraduate degree or 4+ years of comparable work experience
•    1-3+ progressively increasing industry related work experience within mutual fund accounting/administration or public administration that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position 
•    Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.
•    Apply concepts such as probability, statistics, modeling, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.
•    Works with mathematical concepts such as averages and/or variances.
•    Ability to analyze information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
•    Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
•    Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
•    Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
•    Evaluate trends in data or information.
•    Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information.
•    Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail
•    Strong project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
•    Demonstrates ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
•    Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop collaborative approaches.
•    Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with collaborative style.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
•    Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
•    Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.
•    Ability to work with others in a team environment.
•    Demonstrated success developing and implementing continuous process improvement strategies.
•    Accounting, internal control and data analysis functions.
•    Understanding of GAAP accounting for investments; working knowledge of separate account statutory accounting for investments.
•    Understanding of financial and regulatory reporting requirements for registered management investment companies (i.e., registered mutual funds and separate accounts)
•    Ability to write reports and business correspondence, policies and proposals
•    Experience with financial software packages (such as PeopleSoft, Business Objects, and Hyperion) is a plus.
•    Experience writing SQL or VBA is a plus.
•    This position may require the individual to be able to work outside of the standard business operating hours


What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


Pay Range: 60,000-70,000 


Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. As of December 31, 2022, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $299.2 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance as of June 30, 2023. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies 2022. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies®.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


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