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Senior Fund Accountant with Italian, Associate 2 | State Street

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Senior Fund Accountant with Italian, 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:

A candidate who is required to solve problems and provide assistance and guidance to the Fund Accountants.  Achieving quality of service is a team effort and the Senior Fund Accountant needs to function at all times as a team player and ensure that other members of the team do so.

 

What you will be responsible for:

As a Senior Fund Accountant you will

  • Fund components and completes the reviewers’ checklist.
  • Liaises with other internal clients and supporting departments for the purpose of obtaining key inputs to service delivery, resolving errors and discrepancies.
  • Takes leading role with Team Supervisor in liaising with other sites on all aspects of service.
  • Assists Team Supervisor in the organization of the Team and in ensuring that departmental procedures and controls are adhered to.
  • Assists Team Supervisor in implementing new procedures and controls.
  • Performs special projects and other tasks as assigned by the Team Supervisor.
  • Reviews and verifies completed Net Asset Value performed by Fund Accountants (with the NAV accuracy goal being 100%) in accordance with agreed timelines.
  • Monitors, proves, and reviews for reasonability the Fund valuation components.
  • Reviews account balances per trial balance to account balances per subsidiary ledgers, assists and provides direction to staff in resolving discrepancies. Intervenes directly to resolve differences where required.
  • Review, sign and date fund accounting checklist when required.
  • Assists where required in preparing monthly reports, and reviews reports prepared by team.
  • Assists in preparation and review of country-specific reports, management reports and other information requirements.
  • Provides timely and professional responses to all enquiries.
  • Keeps Team Supervisor, informed as to the daily work progress and status of requests.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal clients and colleagues.
  • Provides direction and training to staff in the course of their day-to-day work, Trains less experienced staff in fund and bank procedures and processes, and provides guidance and an adequate source of help for questions.
  • Actively participates in the development of new hires in the team. Supports and guides them in the knowledge of all technical aspects of the work, as well as in their work organization.
  • Identify training needs within the team and ensure that those needs are met.
  • Take responsibility for own personal development and training.

 

What we value:

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

 

We Offer:

  • Premium life insurance package;
  • Employee savings plan;
  • Golden medical package;
  • International operating environment;
  • Language classes;
  • Soft skills training;
  • 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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What we do. 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 by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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 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 programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.