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Corporate Audit, Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
Kraków, Poland
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are looking for a versatile and talented business professional interested in progressing their knowledge, skillset, and career through challenging stretch assignments in Corporate Audit. At State Street, our people are our most valuable - and valued - resource. We know that smart, skilled, productive employees are essential to our company's continued success. As a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 30,000 employees worldwide, we work hard to provide an environment where every employee feels engaged, valued, and well equipped to reach their full potential.

State Street's Corporate Audit Department carefully recruits staff with a combination of backgrounds, including prior audit experience in internal and external audit practices, information technology and/ or specialized areas such as capital, regulatory compliance, securities trading and operations. As a member of State Street Corporation's Audit Division you will be part of a team where collaboration is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. We offer flexible schedules, continuous training, global exposure and multiple opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the overall control environment of State Street Corporation and its subsidiaries. Our auditors interact and communicate regularly with executive management and have tremendous insight into all parts of the company's daily operations. Our team acts as:
  • Independent advisors - advising management on risks related to strategic initiatives, organization, process and systemic changes
  • Subject matter specialists and controls experts - sharing knowledge and experience in key risk areas
  • Efficiency specialists - identifying inefficiencies in risk management and control design
  • Problem-solving partners - looking ahead to help management envision future risks and opportunities.

The successful candidate will manage internal audit engagements and assist senior management in completing risk assessment, continuous monitoring, audit universe maintenance and audit plan development for audits that belong to the UK and Ireland. Among other tasks, the candidate will also:
  • Develop strong operational and regulatory subject matter expertise
  • Schedule, oversee and deliver audit engagements, including audit report and issue matrix deliverables
  • Develop and maintain influential relationships with senior management through continuous monitoring and governance forum attendance and management reporting as required
  • Demonstrate leadership through supervision, coaching and development of staff
  • Participate in department wide initiatives, challenging the department's organization, processes and services to ensure that they remain at or above peer/ industry standards
  • Maintain a current knowledge of audit industry practices and ensure best practices are always considered
  • Strengthen internal control disciplines within the corporation by influencing relevant policies, promoting education/ understanding of control concepts
  • When required act as the lead auditor and execute audit testing

For the majority, the candidate will work from our primary location in Poland, however; some international travel may be required to a variety of locations where State Street operates primarily the UK and Ireland.

What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role:
  • Team skills - demonstrated ability to work with people at different levels
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to meet key deliverables within stated timeframes
  • Strong relationship management and client facing skills

Education & Preferred Qualifications
These skills will help you succeed in this role:
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills as well as interest in developing as a leader within Corporate Audit
  • In-depth knowledge of financial services industry with knowledge in one or more of the following
    • depositary, custody, fund accounting, and/or transfer agency
    • Global Markets including agent trading and proprietary trading
    • ERM and Capital requirements with a focus on UK and Ireland capital regimes
    • IT audit
  • Proven ability to research, interpret and apply regulatory requirements covering the UK and Ireland
  • Demonstrable experience of:
    • assessment and testing of business, application and IT general controls.
    • leading and supervising audit engagements
  • CISA, ACA, CIA or other applicable certification preferred
  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Computer Science and/or Business Administration is preferred but not essential
  • 10+ years of experience in financial services or public accounting firms having work in financial services firms preferred

Additional requirements
Travel up to 25% may be required.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

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 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 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.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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