Career Opportunities

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (“APFC”) is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the United States, with $54 billion of assets under management. We seek to create long-term value for the people of Alaska, the companies we invest in, and the partners with whom we work. We achieve this by partnering with extraordinary managers, prioritizing our deal flow and providing stable, long-term flexible capital to help companies scale and grow.

 

The APFC’s mission is the prudent and successful management of the Alaska Permanent Fund.  Our staff includes professionals in the fields of investment management, accounting, IT and administration.  APFC offers a challenging environment that encourages professional growth and recognizes individual accomplishments.

 

Do you prefer big mountains to big buildings?  Long summer evenings to long commutes?  Do you crave a healthy work/life balance?  Are you pursuing a rewarding career in the finance industry?  You will find all of these things and more at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.  Juneau’s location between the Gastineau Channel and the Tongass National Forest allows us immediate access to world class marine and mountain wilderness.  Alaska’s capital city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene.

 

Our unique community allows our employees to pursue challenging and fulfilling activities in their professional and personal lives. 

For additional information on living and working in Juneau click here. or Choose Juneau

 

Chief Technology Officer

Accounting Internship *New*

 

 

 

All positions are based in beautiful Juneau Alaska

 

 

Information Technology Team

Chief Technology Officer


This position directs all phases of the Corporation’s information technology operations and bears ultimate responsibility for the successful operation of APFC’s networks, applications, databases and systems.  A successful Chief Technology Officer will be measured by how well the IT facilities support the management goals of the Corporation.  As part of the Executive Team the CTO will keep management team updated on the status of IT projects and issues.

 

 

Key Attributes

  • Provides vision and strategies for integrating technologies into the APFC business model

  • Defines, selects, and oversees installation, maintenance, and retiring of all corporate IT capabilities

  • Defines deliverables, provides oversight and direction of IT projects from design to go live

  • Exceptional communication, including the ability to convey technical details to end users

     

Essential duties and responsibilities

 

  • Partners with Executive Team to plan in detail the IT facilities needed to meet APFC’s program requirements

  • Uses experience and expertise to allocate resources between in-house and outsourced resources.

  • Sets all IT policies and holds team accountable to them

  • Determines and specifies the custom routines vendors must develop to meet the APFC operating needs

  • Develops operational processes that are compatible with APFC’s IT policies

  • Monitors product lifecycles and ensures adequate time prepared for any significant technology changes

  • Oversees the deployment of new processes/technology across departments

  • Presents IT reports to the Board and Committees as needed

  • Keeps CEO apprised of status on IT procedural changes, and the corporate working environment

  • Primary liaison with other state agencies and outside entities relating to the Corporation’s IT areas

  • Monitors in house and contract budget lines and makes recommendations to management regarding budget development and adjustments

  • Identifies and arranges for IT training required by all staff in order to perform effectively; oversees delivery of internal training

     

Staff Management

 

  • Maximizes effectiveness of team by utilizing the team members’ technical and non-technical abilities to improve IT processes and structure.

  • Assists in developing performance measurements for the management team

  • Sets expectations for IT service and performance and holds team accountable to those standards

  • Hires, trains, supervises and creates an environment that motivates staff to achieve APFC’s goals

  • Establishes all work priorities and evaluates employee performance

     

Procurement

 

  • Develops detailed specifications and coordinates procurement of IT infrastructure and services; justifies the purchasing of new facilities

  • Collaborates with procurement staff to develop RFPs and competitive bid documents and helps evaluate responses

     

    Project Management

  • Manages IT project cycles that continuously renew APFC’s capabilities

  • Facilitates and troubleshoots problems associated with developing systems or with coordinating and development, and design projects

  • Assists in developing project related departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures

  • Coordinates schedules of staff and other stakeholders

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems

  • 5+ years related IT Management experience

  • 3+ years supervision

  • Exceptional communication including oral and written, with the ability to communicate technical information in everyday terminology

  • The ability to identify technology trends in the investment management space and adapt quickly

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Masters of Business Administration or Masters in Computer related field

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Internship Opportunities

 

Accounting Intern

 

The accounting intern will report to our Senior Accountant for Public Markets and will be provided exceptional opportunities to learn investment accounting in practical setting.   The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of general accounting concepts, be motivated and possess superb analytical, organizational and communication skills.

 

Key Information

 

  • Must be pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Applicants must be Alaska residents in good academic standing
  • Students may attend school inside or outside Alaska but must be able to demonstrate residency
  • Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and 3.0 major GPA

  • Recent graduates earning a bachelor degree are eligible to apply if graduation occurred within six months of the application close date
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing a career in Investment Accounting
  • Candidates should have an aptitude for learning new software programs, have experience with the Microsoft Windows platform, and possess above average knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Word

 

 

Position Description

 

The intern job duties involve a variety of tasks and will provide the intern with an introduction to the basic principles of investment accounting. Work will involve performing hands-on accounting for a variety of investment asset classes including fixed income debt securities, publicly traded stock, and alternative investments including wholly and partially owned real estate.  The intern will work with a variety of individuals and groups both internal and external to APFC, including independent auditors and asset managers.  Duties will include analysis of specific accounts and groups of accounts and preparation of summary schedules necessary for the annual year-end audit of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The intern will also perform other duties as assigned and will receive exposure to all APFC departments to gain an overall perspective of corporate functions.

 

Internship Details

 

Location

  • Juneau, AK

 

Duration

  • 12-13 Weeks with flexible start and end dates

 

Pay

  • 18.63 per hour

 

Travel & Housing

  • One Round-trip fare to Juneau will be reimbursed.Housing is not provided.Interns may arrange for housing through the University of Alaska Southeast if desired.

 

 

Application Expectations

 

Intern applicants should submit a résumé, copies of college transcripts and a cover letter that clearly indicates that it is in response to the Finance intern recruitment. The cover letter should explain in detail the ways in which the candidate meets all minimum qualifications.  Interested candidates are also encouraged to submit letters of recommendation.

 

Deadline for Applications is March 31, 2017