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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 are making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we have 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 will 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.
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Why this role is important to us:
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.
Who we are looking for:
As an experienced fund administrator, the Senior Fund Accountant provides a key role in training, and developing the newer members of the team. This is an entry-level position.
What you will be responsible for:
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.
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.
Education & Preferred Qualifications:
Accountancy or Business related degree (preferred)
1+ years of professional experience in financial services industry (previous experience within fund administration is a plus)
What we value: These skills will help you succeed in this role:
Very good German and communicative English
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
PC literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
Have an enquiring mind and a willingness to investigate and solve problems
Takes Ownership and Initiative
Adaptable - ability to develop new approaches to solving problems
Flexible working hours (restricted to the current business need)