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Payment Specialist with German language proficiency, Associate 1 | State Street

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Payment Specialist with German 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:

An excellent opportunity has arisen at the Associate 1 level within Centralized Cash Unit Department in Kraków, Poland, which involves carrying out a high risk function within the operation. The successful candidate’s responsibilities primarily include the timely and accurate screening of client & internal instructions for State Street Bank GmbH German Branch. This will also involve working closely with other SSB GmbH Business Units.

Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best. 

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 Payment Specialist you will:

  • Process timely and accurately all event related activity as set out within operating procedures.
  • Verify the work of other Communications Specialists within the team for quality and accuracy.
  • Deliver effective client service.
  • Effectively prioritize the workload and ensure daily tasks are completed.
  • Participate in departmental procedure review.
  • Assist with collating department management information.
  • Communicate effectively with Sub custodians and internal State Street departments 
  • Work with first line Manager on process improvements
  • Participate and complete assigned projects and departmental initiatives as required.
  • Collaborate with other Screening Teams teams to discuss non-standard topics

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills essential
  • Demonstrates ability to work accurately and to daily deadlines
  • Able to focus despite disturbances
  • Self-organized
  • Able to independently think of solutions or address any questions
  • Acts collaboratively
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player
  • Idea generator

 

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in written and spoken German
  • Communicative in English
  • Experience in working in financial environment would be an advantage, but is not required
  • An understanding of the financial services industry
  • Knowledge of financial instruments
  • An understanding of what a screening team is
  • Educated to a degree level (preferred)
  • Experience with Client Service would be an advantage, but is not essential

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 trainings
  • 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.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we consider applications for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, citizenship, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, military and veteran status, and other characteristics protected by applicable law. For more information, for U.S. jobs only, please read our CEO Statement.

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.