Operations - Newark (NJ), NJ 2021 Investment Operations Associate: PGIM

About the position

To ensure you are considered for the opportunities you want most, you are only able to apply to 3 positions per recruiting season. All applications must be submitted within one sitting.

Your Impact:
Are you looking for a career that helps you apply your love of data, financial analysis, and investments to facilitate business strategy and work with diverse teams on challenging projects? Are you passionate about pursuing a full-time Associate role that is focused on developing technical and professional skills while collaborating alongside leaders in the asset management community? If you are results driven, motivated, have a real passion for working with financial data, are deeply analytical and highly creative, then Prudential’s PGIM Investment Operations Associate role is the position for you!

PGIM Investment Operations and Innovation provides the operations and technology support that contributes to PGIM being a world-class investment manager. We supply transaction-level support, generate and report investment results and ensure that our investment results are accurately reflected on our books and records.

Your role as an Associate:
You will be empowered to contribute in a meaningful way, add new value to organization initiatives and effect change. Within PGIM Investment Operations and Innovation, associates can be placed into one of two business areas (PGIM Plan Accounting or PGIM Investment Operations) which are both detailed below:

PGIM Plan Accounting: A shared service organization supporting the PGIM, Pru Retirement and Group Insurance businesses and their clients’ investments in separate accounts and trust vehicles

Accounting: Transaction processing including client contributions, withdrawals and bank account monitoring; Accounting entries; Cash & ledger reconciliations; Client set up; Audit support
•  Client Reporting: Production of client level commingled asset and investment reports; Client service support; 5500 and Schedule C regulatory reporting; Client performance; Audit support
•  Financial Analysis: Calculation of investment management and other fees; Invoicing and collection of fees; Accounting entries and revenue collection; AUM reporting; Audit support
•  Fund and Investor Services: Support of new fund development and set up; Oversee fund and client launch projects; Bank and vendor oversight; Regulatory reporting; Retirement Pooled Financial Statements; Audit Support
• Fund Valuation and Performance: Calculation of fund level pricing/unit values; Fund level performance reporting; Support of new fund development and set up; Transfer agency including asset to liability reconciliations and investor share ownership; Retirement Pooled Financial Statements; Single Client reporting; Audit support
Client Order Management: Asset Manager relationship management and cashflow forecasting; Client order processing including exchanges and withdrawals; NSCC trading; Audit Support

PGIM Investment Operations: Is part of PGIM Operations and Innovation and provides recordkeeping, accounting, reporting and technology services for the investment portfolios supporting the Insurance Companies. Additionally, we support all investment data for the Chief Investment Officer and the Chief Risk officer for Prudential.
  • Accounting: Validation of portfolio and transaction level activity including trades, income payments, corporate actions and deal restructurings in sub-ledger systems; Preparing and verifying general ledger entries; Completing reconciliations to custody banks, trade systems and financial statements; Providing various reports to business partners
  • Common Data Admin (CDA) / iRisk Data Integrity Group: Oversight of portfolio and security level financial data quality in the investment risk data warehouse, accounting system and reporting databases; Submission and verification of adjustments to financial data; Performing reconciliations; Supporting data analysis, inquiries and projects
  • Reporting: Supporting business partners by preparing, analyzing, and distributing limit monitoring, activity and holdings reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis sourced from ledger as well as various internal data warehouses; Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual Statutory and GAAP reporting
  • Trade Management: Providing trade support functions including settlement/disbursement, custody, deal capture and performance reporting; Executing cash and trade settlements and support the loan origination business; Performing SVO filings and various Enterprise and Asset management reports
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  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s program graduating in December 2020 or January 2021.
  • Preferred majors include: Accounting, Economics, Finance or Business. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
  • Prudential does not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Successful candidates must possess the requisite US employment authorization to be eligible for consideration.
  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills; Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Our businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

Our Application Process:

  1. Submit your application.
  2. Receive invitation for first-round digital interviews – Part one includes telling us about yourself via a digital introduction. Part two includes answering pre-recorded interview questions with the business(es) that are advancing your applications(s).
  3. Last step, final round interviews– If selected, you will have the opportunity to meet with us in person or virtually to learn more about our business and culture.

For 2021 early talent roles, our process is designed to help you learn more about Prudential and share your story with us. Digital interviewing allows greater flexibility, enables a quicker interview process, allows us to meet more candidates and share your story with more members of your team. Want to learn more? Click here to review our FAQ’s.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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