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State Street Bank International GmbH


Custody Specialist- French Speaker, Associate 1 | State Street Bank International GmbH


State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management, market research and trading. With $28.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.48 trillion in assets under management State Street operates in 29 countries and more than 100 geographic markets and employs over 29,000 worldwide promoting a culture of excellence.

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Custody Specialist- French Speaker, Associate 1
Location: Kraków
Why State Street Bank Poland?

Operating in Europe since 1970 State Street services clients in multiple locations. State Street Bank Poland was first established in 2007 in Kraków. Today State Street Bank employs over 4000 staff members in two attractive locations: Kraków and Gdańsk. This offers multiple opportunities to gain experience in diverse areas of the investment fund cycle as our Poland branch provides investment fund accounting and related services to clients of multiple State Street locations and business units across Europe. We offer positions in a challenging, rapidly changing and international environment. State Street offers a significant scope for personal growth and career progression. Throughout your career at State Street you will be provided with a wide range of training opportunities and internal mobility options as well as individual development plans, attractive benefits (including Employee Savings Plan) and an excellent remuneration package. The continuous development of our employees from day one is critical as we continually seek to develop and expand the local management team and create future leaders from within.

Directly Responsible for entire operations within Financial Reporting department in Poland servicing clients form EMEA location. The department consists of over 250 employees, therefore the head of the department should displays strong leadership skills, managerial skills, ability to run large scale operations, strong change managements as well as client servicing skills. Relevant industry experience is an asset.

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Custody Specialist



  • Process cap stock payments on a daily basis (subscriptions, redemptions, internal transfers).


  • Perform cash monitoring on accounts and control the overdrafts.
  • Daily cash analysis (non-receipt, unadvised).
  • Prepare different reports summarizing fund activity (failed trades, unmatched trades, FX transactions, withholding tax rate changes, NAV variances, execution of corporate actions and income) on a daily, weekly and monthly basis where applicable.
  • Prepare various reconciliations on a daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual basis (cash monitoring, holdings, units, TA vs Custody) - compare and confirm data per client/accounting reports to data per bank/custody reports; research any discrepancies.


  • Recordkeeping of real estate assets (Monitor cash flows on external bank accounts for real estate funds).
  • Safekeeping of real estate assets (Document collection: understand and review the notarial acts documents linked to the real estate activity).


  • Make a risk assessment to identify risky items that require to be investigated further and that require escalation.
  • Collaborates with the Review Team on an ongoing basis.
  • Complete custody checklist when required in accordance with procedures.
  • Stays objective and protects the investor`s interest at all times.
  • Ensure agreed timelines are adhered to.
  • Involvement in departmental ad-hoc projects.
  • Involvement in the training and development of other team members.
  • Make recommendations for changes to processes and procedures and prepare documentation for review as required.



  • Resolve review points highlighted by senior custody specialists and team supervisor and ensure they are kept informed of progress.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal clients and colleagues


Undertake appropriate housekeeping duties e.g. filing, archiving, operation of clean desk policy.


  • Work with Team supervisor to identify objectives at the start of each year and keep them up to date.
  • Actively participate in the appraisal process by completing a self-evaluation and suggesting appropriate development.
  • Take responsibility for personal development and training.


Specific Qualifications / Skills:

  • Numeracy / Literacy skills.
  • Accuracy and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • PC literate and competent in use of spreadsheets and word processing. The ability to understand investment operations, funds and custody.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • French language is mandatory.


Critical Behaviors for Success as defined by the PPR System at Core level:

  • Takes Ownership and Initiative
  • Ensures accuracy and quality
  • Provides outstanding service
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Displays Insight & Influence
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

Level Of Education:             

Finance or Business related degree (preferred)

Previous Level Of Experience:

Previous experience in fund administration preferred but not essential.

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