Transfer Agency, Officer

State Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
Not disclosed
13 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

At this level you will be required to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the

Funds Industry, and take a lead role in the client servicing, operational management and development of the department with a strong service and process ethos. You will be expected to deliver effectively for the client through meeting servicing requirements working closely with Operations and the Change Management teams applying a broad understanding of related and interfacing activities across Transfer Agency. You will be expected to manage and lead the client deliverables and activities with a major focus on SLAs, KPIs, quality, issue management/resolution, reporting, change management, client escalation and effective communication. You will continually work towards the ultimate goal of ensuring a high level of client servicing whilst exercising operational oversight within the business and making sound operational decisions and a strong focus on risk reduction.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of International Financial Data Services (IFDS). IFDS is a world-leading provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the financial services industry. With its global headquarters in Toronto, IFDS services over 240 financial organizations around the world, providing solutions to a wide range of global asset managers, wealth managers, banks, and insurance companies. IFDS is present in North America, EMEA and APAC.

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 a member of the operational management team, lead, direct and manage the department and contribute to the leadership of IFDS Ireland as required
  • Exercise operational oversight within the department and make sound operational decisions
  • Work professionally work with all peers and senior management to promote and secure the on-going growth and development of IFDS Ireland
  • Creation of effective working relationships with operational groups and teams within IFDS and related organisations
  • Ownership, management and development of strong client relationship management discipline
  • Act as a dedicated service manager and escalation point for key strategic clients of IFDS Ireland providing effective management of client’s current and future requirements
  • Produce & maintain Operational Issues Log on a regular basis
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance and management of Operational Log
  • Work with Change Management to maintain Projects Log
  • Resolution of referred operational issues/system queries
  • Attend (weekly) Client conference call
  • Ensure (weekly) operational issue conference calls take place & attend (weekly) Client conference call. Mandatory for tier 1 and as agreed for all others
  • Coordinate relevant TA teams for client visits
  • Day-to-day liaison with all administration areas to ensure service is delivered within SLA and quality is measured within KPIs
  • Develop existing client relationships with relevant Management Company (ies) contacts
  • Liaison with the clients' relationship manager to ensure that service meets requirements
  • Manage the communication and participate in resolving any escalating service issues
  • Obtain detailed understanding of client's business /products and support sales process as required
  • Represent our company at client functions/conferences
  • Keep abreast of current client relationship status through the regular review of Management Reports e.g. Customer feedback etc.
  • Notify relevant CRM & Ops team member of amendments required to procedures / SLA / KPIs for new functionality / technology
  • Provide and validate KPI pack information
  • Monitor service against KPIs and dispatch monthly SLA & KPI reports within agreed service levels
  • Monitor weekly KPI positions & relevant service level, validate and rectify any issues
  • Coordinate SLA/Prospectus/fund documentation review/update by relevant TA dept
  • Pass on customer feedback to relevant parties and escalate where appropriate
  • Provide operational commentary for KPI pack and Board reports as needed
  • Responsible for liaison with internal operational/IT counterparts to facilitate appropriate information flows to and from colleagues and clients.
  • Undertake regular review of customer feedback with colleagues
  • Organise & participate in Service Meetings & conference calls. Chair meetings (where appropriate relative to meeting attendees)
  • Participate in service review meetings where appropriate. Set up necessary internal prep meetings where appropriate
  • Ensure minutes are issued within an agreed timeframe where assigned
  • Responsible for liaison with internal operational/IT counterparts to facilitate appropriate information flows to and from colleagues and client contacts
  • Responsible for timely acknowledgement of change requests
  • Respond to client queries on project documentation
  • Raise BCRs on behalf of Client
  • Review HLEs & challenge where necessary
  • Responsible for managing client mailings and keeping SS CRM informed of progress of all queries.
  • Follow development of new products /services /functionality
  • Support Client analysis and liaise with Client on Mandatory / or User Group initiated projects
  • Participate in relevant internal & external Steering Group meetings where appropriate

Education & Preferred Qualifications

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • Strong knowledge of the Transfer Agency business is required This should be complemented with a sound understanding of Fund Accounting, Custody and Regulatory background to Funds Industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems, including Microsoft Office applications, is required
  • Knowledge of Client Servicing models and infrastructure (Telephony & Processing)
  • Excellent service delivery ethos and client advocacy focus
  • Client relationship management
  • Attention to detail and concern for quality with strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communication, organisational and planning skills with the ability to multi-task and to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Ability to proactively work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Typically candidate will have 5-10 years experience in a similar environment including at least 3-5 years in a senior management capacity
  • Business related degree preferable (but not essential)

Additional requirements

  • IFDS Employees are required to comply with the regulatory regime in which IFDS operates as appropriate to the above role.
  • Employees are expected to exercise due care and diligence, ensuring the areas the incumbent is responsible for are organised and controlled.
  • Employees are required to observe proper standards of market, business and personal conduct, demonstrating integrity in the execution of duties.
  • The incumbent is required to respect the IFDS approach to client care and must demonstrate due regard to the interests of our clients and in any and all third party dealings.

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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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