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Fund Accountant with French Language proficiency, Associate 1 | State Street

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Fund Accountant with French Language proficiency, Associate 1
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 candidate who would be responsible for calculating the net asset values of funds by processing daily accounting related functions, ensuring funds prices are accurate and delivered to the client in a timely fashion.The Fund Accountant is the central point of contact for all accounting support functions and analyzes the information received thereby, ensuring any discrepancy is monitored and resolved professionally.

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 record keeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate. SSGS’ tools help our clients to make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.

Join us in making your mark in the financial services industry from day one.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Calculating Net Asset Value ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Completing and proving reason-ability of the Fund valuation components.
  • Comparing and confirming account balances per trial balance to account balances per subsidiary ledgers, Research any discrepancies.
  • Completing fund accountant checklist when required in accordance with procedures.
  • Ensuring agreed timelines are adhered to
  • Reviewing fund evaluation components.
  • Involvement in departmental adhoc projects.
  • Involvement in the training and development of other team members as necessary.
  • Making recommendations for changes to processes and procedures and prepare documentation for review as required.
  • Resolving review points highlighted by senior fund accountants and team supervisor and ensure they are kept informed of progress.
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with internal clients and colleagues
  • Undertaking appropriate housekeeping duties e.g. filing, archiving, operation of clean desk policy.
  • Working with Senior Fund Accountant / Team supervisor to identify objectives at the start of each year and keep them up to date.
  • Participating in the appraisal process by completing a self-evaluation and suggesting appropriate development.
  • Taking responsibility for personal development and training.

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • ​Take Ownership and Initiative
  • Ensure accuracy and quality
  • Provide outstanding service
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Display Insight & Influence
  • Foster Collaboration and Teamwork

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Numeracy / Literacy skills.
  • Accuracy and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • PC literate and competent in use of spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Basic understanding of fund administration would be useful but not essential.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must
  • Excellent written and spoken French is must

We Offer:

  • Flexible working hours (restricted to the current business need) 
  • No intra-day deadlines
  • Interesting, non-repetitive process
  • Possibility to Work From Home
  • Employee savings plan
  • Premium life insurance package
  • VIP medical package
  • International operating environment
  • Language classes
  • Soft skills training
  • Technical workshops

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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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.