Open positions

Middle Office Controller

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Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identify and solve grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has nearly 12 000 students and over 4000 faculty and staff.

Are you interested in enabling top-quality research, pioneering education, trend-setting art and society-renewing collaboration?

We are now seeking a

Middle Office Controller

for a parental leave substitution.

The purpose of the Aalto University endowment is to generate funding for top quality research and education through long-term, responsible investing. The endowment provides the university with financial independence and enhances funding stability, both of which are deemed fundamental requirements for a top-class university. You can find out more about our endowment and investment strategy at

Your role and goals

Your role is to manage and monitor the investment risk limits and endowment post-trades within the endowment portfolio in co-operation with the endowment management team, finance team, and outsourced back and middle office. This position offers a great overview of university’s endowment operations and an opportunity to develop further the endowment controlling function of the university.

Your network and team

You will be working with a team of ambitious professionals whose hearts beat to both finance and making the world a better place.

You will report to Head of Finance & Control and work closely with the endowment team, Head of Investments, and accounting shared service center. You will be the first point of contact to the outsourced back and middle office service provider and responsible for the service quality and development.

We are ambitiously committed to build a better world and offer you a chance to participate and contribute as a member of our team. We offer you a great opportunity to develop your professional skills in a versatile and challenging position in a multi-cultural university.

Your experience and ambitions

In order to succeed in this position, we expect you to have:

-          at least a bachelor’s degree in economics/finance/business administrations or similar
-          basic knowledge of investment instruments and processes. A successful track record in a back or middle office position is seen as an advantage
-          proactive and hands on way of working
-          solid knowledge of Excel
-          strong collaboration skills
-          high degree of integrity
-          excellent command of English, fluency in Finnish is seen as an advantage

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community of game changers, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using the link "Apply now!” below by 9.5.2021.

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Head of Finance & Control Jukka Stenroos, on Wed 28.4. and Thu 6.5., tel. +358 50 567 2715, and HR Partner Laura Pyysalo, [email protected] in application process related questions.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us: CV, cover letter, and any other information that proves your qualification for the open position.

We may start contacting suitable candidates already during the application period.

More about Aalto University

Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.  


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