Fund Accounting & Administration, Officer

State Street.
Zurich, Switzerland
Not disclosed
24 May 2022
24 Jun 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for:

This role will provide the candidate with exposure to all aspects of Net Asset Value calculation, including responding to client queries, the on-boarding of new funds/clients and ad hoc project work. It is a unique role that requires an understanding of the NAV process and how different departments and geographical locations within State Street interact and work together to service our clients. In the role you will be responsible for a small team servicing different key clients in the fund industry in Switzerland. The candidate will need to possess strong analytical skills, Independent thinking, the ability to work to strict deadlines and be able to problem solve for unanticipated events and prioritize.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match role requirements.

Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS 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, SSGS’ 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 Fund Accounting and Administration Officer you will

  • Manage the daily deliverable set for your clients and ensure that all locations are aware of and meet the required deadlines
  • Oversee a small team within the Zurich Fund Accounting department, ensuring that the controls and necessary procedures have been adhered to
  • Communicate effectively internally and externally, actively lead implementation of new technologies and processes
  • Proactively look for solutions to client problems to improve the processes and reduce NAV cycles and look for efficiency gains
  • Act as a partner for your client. Problem solve as issues arise and advise on best practice and possible alternative solutions
  • Ensure junior members of staff are trained adequately and are evaluated accurately
  • Enhance your skill set by availing of training resources and seeking to improve internal procedures through an intimate knowledge of the control and risk environment

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Strong analytical skills. Flexible and self-reliant
  • People skills, Strong communication skills and understanding of different cultures
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize, work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, can motivate others
  • Track record in managing multi-location projects

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Finance/Economics degree
  • 5 years or more of solid work experience in fund accounting is a requirement
  • Experience in a team leading position
  • ETF experience is an added bonus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting conventions and techniques
  • Analytical skills and natural curiosity, adaptable with hands-on mentality to ‘get things done’ while maintaining a structured approach
  • Track record of project management skills as well as client facing experience
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize, keep attention to details and understand client requirements as well as the legal environment
  • Strong organizational, communication and analytical skills
  • Team player strengths and collaborative attitude
  • Precise and thorough working style
  • Proficient use of MS Office Applications

Additional requirements:

  • The Role requires the candidate to be based in Switzerland
  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of German is a bonus

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 by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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 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 programs 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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