Middle Office, AVP

State Street.
Fukuoka, Japan
Not disclosed
18 Jan 2022
18 Feb 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Who we are looking for:

A Senior manager for Fund Operations Department in the Fund Services Division within Japan Global Delivery. This role will manage a department of around 30 employees across Middle Office outsourcing services and Transaction Management. Candidates must have experience in Financial Service operations, preferrable middle office and/or Japan Fund Accounting, also must have managerial experience.


Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Delivery (SSGD). SSGD gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGD’ tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.

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 Department Head you will:

  • Oversee the management of key deliverables against a backdrop of internal and external audit control and compliance, risk management, fiduciary control, procedural documentation and business continuity
  • Provide overall direction to direct managers and subordinate staff to assure synchronized teamwork that accomplishes monthly, quarterly and yearly financial and operations goals and objectives
  • Closely monitor service level agreement standards and produce weekly and monthly reports for distribution to key stakeholders
  • Lead management meetings and report to Client Services/RM data including metrics on volumes and performance against SLAs, risk analysis, staffing issues and other relevant highlights
  • Provide support for and effectively communicate broad overall department initiatives and goals to managers and staff within span of control.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and champion projects on end to end business improvement and automation
  • Meet all requirements for the performance planning process including goal setting, regular and immediate feedback and submission of formalized performance appraisals.

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Possess deep knowledge of Japan Accounting and Administration products and services
  • Japanese Investment Trust Management (ITM) Fund Accounting or Transaction Management a must
  • Have experience and proven skill in managing multi-functional, organizational and jurisdictional lines; brings own area of expertise to the table
  • Understand strategic/business planning; ability to set strategic direction for areas of responsibility and ensure goals/objectives are aligned with those of the business
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to organizational success; work to do what is best for the organization and its stakeholders (e.g. customers, shareholders and employees)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interface with colleagues from all disciplines, backgrounds and cultures - both in the region and across the globe
  • Japanese and English Languages would be an advantage

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a college degree in business, economics, mathematics or finance
  • At least 10 years of accounting and/or financial service operations experience, including to 7 years of managerial experience
  • Business Management specifically in Japanese Investment Trust Management shall be highly preferred
  • CPA/CFA and/or MBA are a plus

Additional requirements:

Business level Japanese is a key requirements, and the ability to translate in writing between both Japanese & English

About State Street:3

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.

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

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