Financial Reporting Automation Head, VP

State Street Corporation
Hangzhou, China
29 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
Your role as the Head of Financial Reporting Automation, VP is to drive strategy, design, adoption and lead the implementation of Data and Automation across the financial reporting function. Closely working with the operations team to evaluate Data Insight needs, Automation Needs, Problem statements, then analyze, articulate and lead solution development to improve business results.

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 recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS' tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.
The is Global Product Delivery APAC Accounting representative role to HZ (1. operates with a view to aligning accounting processes globally in order to improving timeliness and accuracy whilst having a continued focus on efficiency 2.Involved in APAC accounting initiatives as the GD person).
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 you will
  • Lead a team of business SME's, analysts and technology specialists
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to identify automation opportunities by analyzing processes and assessing feasibility for automation
  • Optimize or recommend process optimization/improvement within bounds of automation (VBA, Python, APA, RDA/RPA etc)
  • Establish team norms to manage risks in Production operation from IT technologies, e.g., data breach, compliance, security etc.
  • Develop a solution strategy and conduct proof of concepts
  • Create and maintain documentation for automated tasks/processes
  • Meets discrete goals within established criteria (i.e. time, cost, quality) satisfying automation objectives
  • Support existing processes and implement change requirements as part of a structured change control process
  • Leads automations through life cycle for completion (i.e. business/function requirement analysis and documentation, code/workflow development, testing, release and post-release support)
  • Foster an environment of innovation and transformation to drive changes for higher productivity

What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a professional services environment.
  • Exceptional leadership and staff development skills with prior team management experience.
  • Previous experience in a range of various technology (JavaScript, C/C#, SQL, Alteryx, UiPath, VBA, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Agility in adapting to financial BPO environment and DevOps model
  • Solid experiences with end to end digital transformation in different areas of business.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships both internally and with external stakeholders. Fluent in written and verbal English a must.
  • Strong organizational skills ideally with project and program management experience and a demonstrated track record of project delivery.
  • Advanced analytical skills with the ability to anticipate issues and aggressively drive initiatives to achieve results.
  • Confident in autonomous decision making. Ability to initiate and drive change (previous track record of managing change).
  • Control focus with a thorough understanding of operational risk.

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor + with major finance, accounting would prefer
  • CFA , CPA would be plus

Additional requirements
  • N/A

About State Street
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 in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program 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 perspective 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 the 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 program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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