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Senior Fund Accountant - Italy Fund Accounting Team

Employer
State Street Corporation
Location
Kraków, Poland
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Who we are looking for
Under the supervision of the Team Supervisor, the Senior Fund Accountant is responsible for monitoring all accounting related functions on Funds which are the responsibility of the Senior Fund Accountant's assigned Team. The Senior Fund Accountant is responsible for ensuring Funds are reported accurately and on time to the necessary parties. The Senior Fund Accountant is responsible for verifying and reviewing the work performed by the Fund Accountants and for assisting the Team Supervisor in all aspects of his or her responsibilities. As an experienced fund administrator, the Senior Fund 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.

Why this role is important to us
The Senior Fund 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 clients and other supporting departments. The Senior Fund Accountant 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 too.

What you will be responsible for
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
  • Reviews 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.

R EVIEW OF FUND NET ASSET VALUE.
  • 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.

REPORTING AND RECONCILIATION - ACCOUNTING RELATED
  • 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 requirement.

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 clients and colleagues.

ORGANISATION
  • 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.

TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 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
These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Numeracy / Literacy skills
  • PC literate and competent in use of spreadsheets and word processing
  • A thorough understanding of fund administration is required •
  • Excellent English.
  • Takes Ownership and Initiative
  • Ensures accuracy and quality
  • Provides outstanding service
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Displays Insight & Influence
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Accountancy or Business related degree (preferred)
  • 2+ years experience in fund administration is required

We Offer
  • Premium life insurance package
  • Employee savings plan
  • VIP medical package
  • International operating environment
  • Language classes
  • Soft skills trainings
  • Technical workshops
  • Development sessions with a mentor
  • Diversity of opportunities across a range of challenging and highly complex activities
  • Technical or leadership career pathway

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 yo
u 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.Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers

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