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Billing Accountant with German language proficiency, Associate 2 | State Street

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Billing Accountant with German language proficiency, Associate 2
Location: Cracow
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.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a potential candidate with at least 2-4 years of experience in billing or fund accounting, optionally 2-3 years of experience in GL, AP, AR but with strong knowledge of financial products/services and interest in billing department;

 

Why is this role important:

Global Billing Operations as a part of State Street's Finance Division is responsible for end to end client invoicing and reconciliation activities on investment funds. The team provide services for 7 EMEA countries: France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the UK.

Billing Accountant, Associate 2 will cooperate with both internal and external stakeholders and clients with full accountability for assigned tasks assigned by direct Billing Team Manager. She/He will be responsible primarily for German speaking markets billing services as well as for supporting Team Manager / Team Leader in non-people management activities

 

What you will be responsible for:

As a Billing Accountant with German language proficiency you will be responsible for

  • Provide extensive expertise in billing area
  • Support the internal and external billing of services to the business
  • Reconcile billed accounts against P&L accounts
  • Manage internal departments and external clients queries relating to billing, reports and invoices
  • Provide information to internal departments and external clients as needed to facilitate payment for invoices
  • Review of calculated invoices against contracts agreed with clients
  • Ensure billing related internal controls are followed
  • Cooperate and support Team Leader/Team Manager in supervision over daily process completeness
  • Support Team Leader in organizing team workload and training for less experienced team members
  • Perform second eye review after less experienced team members
  • Act as first contact and escalation point for internal and external business partners
  • Present highest level of risk excellence and be an example of ethical behaviour for the team
  • Provide support and training to less experienced team members
  • Support management and lead projects related to Billing area
  • Act as team/department representative on various committees and working groups

 

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • At least 2-4  years of experience in investment banking / asset management services / fund accounting / accounting / billing process
  • Advanced German language skill
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting processes
  • Fund accounting or fund services experience is an asset
  • Understanding of various range of products in the investment banking domain is preferred
  • Knowledge of financial instruments is preferred
  • Very good numerical and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools
  • Pro-active approach, with initiative, detailed oriented and reliability

 

We Offer:

  • Premium life insurance package;
  • Employee savings plan;
  • 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

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are essential to our continued success.

Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our company values. It’s also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You’ll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us.

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