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Senior IMA Accountant with Italian

State Street Corporation
Kraków, Poland
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Purpose Of Role:
Under the supervision of the Team Supervisor, the Senior IMA Accountant is responsible for monitoring all accounting and administrative related functions on Mandates which are the responsibility of the Senior IMA Accountant's assigned Team. The Senior IMA Accountant is responsible for ensuring clients' instructions are processed accurately and on time. The Senior IMA Accountant is responsible for verifying and reviewing the work performed by the IMA Accountants and for assisting the Team Supervisor in all aspects of his or her responsibilities. As an experienced separately managed accounts administrator, the Senior IMA Accountant provides a key role in training, and developing the newer members of the team, and is expected to be available to provide an immediate point of reference for queries, and to provide on the job training to less experienced staff.

The Senior IMA Accountant is an integral member of the Team responsible for delivering quality service to assigned clients of the team. He/She must contribute to the team on technical matters, as well as providing leadership and direction to the team members, in both quality of service and communication with internal and external clients and other supporting departments. The Senior IMA Accountant is required to solve problems and provide assistance and guidance to the IMA Accountants. Achieving quality of service is a team effort and the Senior IMA Accountant needs to function at all times as a team player and ensure that other members of the team do so too.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Processing client's instructions
  • Investigation on client's instructions exceptions
  • Inheritance management
  • Pledges management
  • Client/Mandate reference data setup and Maintenace queries
  • Reviews daily activities and email communication and completes the checklist.
  • Liaises with other internal clients and supporting departments for the purpose of obtaining key inputs to service delivery, resolving exceptions 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.
  • Complete IMA accountant checklist when required in accordance with procedures.
  • Ensure agreed timelines are adhered to.

  • Preparation, control and production of reports for Asset Management Companies

Non-technical competencies
  • 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 and external clients and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates good time organizational skills in order to meet deadlines.
  • Maintains systematic filing practices.
  • Adheres to clean desk policy and record keeping.
  • Ensure that daily work load is allocated appropriately.

  • Provides direction and training to staff in the course of their day-to-day work, trains less experienced staff in IMA 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.

Work Parameters Or Boundaries:
Internal State Street Poland procedures & regulations
Italian Data Protection Regulations - required for IMA teams
Accounting Standards
Performance Planning and Review System (PPR)

Specific Qualifications / Skills:
  • Numeracy / Literacy skills
  • PC literate and competent in use of spreadsheets, word processing and Outlook
  • A thorough understanding of IMA administration is required
  • Very good level of English.
  • Fluent Italian spoken and written.

Critical Behaviors for Success as defined by the PPR System at Core level
  • Takes Ownership and Initiative
  • Ensures accuracy and quality
  • Provides outstanding service
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Displays Insight & Influence
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

Level Of Education and Previous Level Of Experience:
Accountancy or Business related degree (preferred)
2+ year experience in finance or accounting is required.

We Offer:
  • Permanent contract from day one
  • Additional holidays (Birthday Day Off, Disconnect Day, 3rd and 5th year anniversary Day Off)
  • Gold medical package for employees and their families (partner and children)
  • Premium life insurance package and private pension plan
  • Wide range of trainings (internal and external): soft skills trainings, technical workshops, language classes and development programs
  • Opportunities to volunteer your time to company-driven initiatives, employee networks or organizations of your choice - 5 days of leave to attend
  • Variety of well-being programs

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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