Fund Accounting Expert, Senior Associate
Who we are looking for
Under the supervision of Fund Accounting Manager (Officer), the Expert will engage in various projects, specific analyses and initiatives related to technical aspects of the business.We are searching for someone who will provide technical support to Fund Accounting Manager and teams to ensure all deliverables are produced and dispatched on time in accordance with client service level agreements and agreed quality standards.
The role holder will become a part of Project Driftwood, which consists of migration of preNAV activities for EMEA FA from Joint Venture to Poland Hub, process improvements and its redesign to secure optimal operating model. Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS' tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.
Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for. What you will be responsible for
As Fund Accounting Expert you will
REVIEWING WORK AND ASSISTING TEAM COORDINATOR
- Take a leading role in the review of corporate documentation of processes, procedures and controls across client groups, evaluate their continuing effectiveness and accuracy, initiate remedial actions as necessary, ensure documentation exists for any client-specific processes,
- Participate as technical SME in the development, testing and implementation of new systems and products relating to the ongoing business transformation process, provide regular progress reports and give feedback during project meetings,
- Act as a central point of contact for technical issues encountered in the daily business, track issue trends and escalate as needed, contribute to "open surgery" sessions for technical issue resolution,
- Contribute to the analysis and planning of Fund Accounting Operating Model with the aim of standardizing processes and establishing best practices,
- Provide technical and planning support for new business transitions to Poland, ensure proper governance and controls are in place, perform post-transition analysis to identify process gaps,
- Work closely with Training Department and business lines to identify training needs within the team, ensure that those needs are met by delivering training sessions to staff on agreed topics,
- Perform FTE and capacity analysis within fund accounting teams,
- Provide timely and professional responses to all enquiries,
- Demonstrate flexibility by supporting different client groups as well as contributing to a range of projects.
What we value
- Review fund components and complete the reviewers' checklist as needed,
- Liaise with other internal clients and support departments for the purpose of obtaining key inputs to service delivery, resolving errors and discrepancies,
- Assist Team Coordinator in the organization of the Team and in ensuring that departmental procedures and controls are adhered to,
- Identify issues and problems in service delivery and carry out necessary corrective actions, keep Team Coordinator and Officer informed of issues, ensure the issue log is updated and track progress,
- Support Team Coordinator to ensure that accurate KPIs are created and disseminated to the donor site,
- Provide technical support to fund accounting teams in relation to fund events,
- Keep Team Coordinator informed as to the daily work progress and status of requests.
These skills will help you succeed in this role
Education & Preferred Qualifications
- Good time organizational skills in order to meet deadlines relating to projects and daily work
- Numeracy / Literacy skills
- Thorough understanding of fund administration is required
- Excellent English
- Ability to take ownership and initiatives
- Accuracy, good quality of work and attention to details
- Good communication skills
- PC literacy and competency in the use of spreadsheets and word processing
- Accountancy or Business related degree (preferred)
- 2+ years experience in fund administration is required
About State Street What we do.
- Employee savings plan;
- Premium life insurance package;
- VIP medical package;
- International operating environment;
- Language classes;
- Soft skills trainings;
- Technical workshops;
- Development sessions with a mentor;
- Diversity of opportunities across a range of challenging and highly complex activities;
- Technical or leadership career pathway.
State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients. Work, Live and Grow.
We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential. Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility.
We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers