Finance Roles for Graduates and Experienced Professionals

State Street
Drogheda, Ireland
Not disclosed
09 Sep 2022
09 Oct 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

Who are we looking for

We are looking for graduates and experience finance professionals for who will be required to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant work processes and a broad understanding of related and interfacing activities to provide effective management of Funds/Custody/Clients. This should include strong operational knowledge of Fund of funds, fund of hedge funds, trade settlement, reconciliation, and ancillary custody products / services. The successful candidate will work from the Drogheda office. Experienced professionals will be expected to direct and plan the department’s activities with a major focus on department strategy, change management, resource planning and development, client relationship management and risk reduction.

What we can offer you?

Flexibility to blend working from home or office, excellent benefits package along with strong personal and career development programs to support your career journey and much more.

As the largest financial administrator in Ireland State Street can offer you career development in a variety of different product types and areas in the funds industry.

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.

As part of our current operations in Ireland we have a range of roles at all levels available within various departments

Role available and what you will be responsible for

Fund Accountant

  • Manage the accounting NAV delivery process for allocated clients ensuring that all deliverables are quality controlled and delivered on time, in accordance with client service level agreements. Key responsibilities include:
  • NAV production and dissemination
  • Cash and Stock escalation
  • Client and regulatory reporting
  • Accounting query resolution
  • Error resolution and reporting
  • Staff training
  • Review and update department operational processes, to ensure controls remain effective and mitigate operational risk wherever possible.
  • Collaborate with teams across our global operating model to service our clients.
  • Manage team members and actively participate in their personal and career development
  • Collaborate with Transformation design initiatives to identify and create efficiencies through technological enhancements and development.

Custody Specialist

  • As a Custody Specialist you will Promote collaboration with internal departments
  • Contribute to local, regional of global initiatives/projects as necessary in order to expand network and support common objectives
  • Responsible for staff recruitment, engagement and development
  • Monitor and comply with changes to the 'risk' escalation chain including communicating amendments to staff where need e.g.. issues and suspicious transactions
  • Manage own continued professional development, through engaging in the process and attending relevant training as per the development pathways
  • Proactively acts to understand client needs and identify solutions to non-standards tasks/queries.
  • Perform other duties as required

Client Service Operations Specialist

  • Ensure excellent level of service provided to all clients serviced by the team
  • Oversight of the NAV calculation process and ensuring accuracy of the NAV
  • Timely escalation of issues
  • Resolve client queries
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all assigned tasks
  • Ensure that sufficient controls are in place for all deliverables
  • Ensure that detailed procedures are in place for all tasks
  • Work with manager to ensure appropriate allocation and sharing of work within team
  • Continuously review processes to make sure best of breed tools are used and that processes are as efficient as possible.
  • Foster collaboration with colleagues, clients and external parties
  • Attend and contribute to client service calls
  • Oversee any direct reports
  • Ad hoc projects as directed

Derivatives Specialist

  • Take responsibility for the quality of service to assigned clients.
  • Perform and/or monitor quality and internal controls for all team deliverables.
  • Plan and manage the daily processes and service delivery deadlines, through the effective utilization of resources with the support of the Officer.
  • Ensure that monthly Key Performance Indicator tracking is produced and submitted for final review.
  • Review Bank standard operating procedures and controls, and evaluate the continuing effectiveness of these as they relate to the team’s funds. Ensure documentation exists for any client-specific procedures.
  • Monitor errors and complaints. Record as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development, testing and implementation of new systems and products.
  • Co-ordinate and implement training and development activities for individuals and the team.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, third parties and colleagues, communicating effectively through formalized reporting and ad hoc liaison.
  • Take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of client service & contracted deliverables to assigned client(s).
  • Where client initiatives involve the need to amend the current process, liaise with the appropriate subject matter experts to ensure full understanding of current vs. future state and potential gaps/business impacts that may require project support.
  • Identify issues and problems with client delivery and carry out necessary corrective action, keeping Senior Ops Manager team and Client Relationship Manager informed of issue

Transfer Agency Specialist

  • Review cash, end of day and sign off on checklist to ensure full reconciliation of all cash accounts.
  • Review of the ‘Dealing Date Report’ to ensure all trades are accurately booked in ISS.
  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking team activity against all shared mailboxes and assisting the team with queries.
  • Identify key priorities within the team on a daily basis and assign appropriately to ensure delivery of all tasks.
  • Actively manage day to day relationship with the clients, escalating issues to their Manager when required.
  • Closely liaising with the AML team reviewing and monitoring anti money laundering documentation in line with policies and procedures.
  • Day to day performance management of the team, one to one meetings and annual performance cycle ensuring development and review of staff against goals.
  • Actively partake in the recruitment process to effectively resource team.
  • Act as a point of escalation for the team for technical and client queries providing an efficient and swift service to Investors.
  • Foster and act as a role model to build risk awareness within the team.
  • Proactively seek greater productivities in the team through process improvements & automation where applicable.
  • Participate in department wide training efforts – draft and deliver training course and facilitate ‘on the job’ training.
  • Take on a review function – trade, cash, EOD, reporting checklists and online e-checklists.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Exercise sound judgment in all matters
  • Leverage knowledge and technology to ensure optimal results
  • Drive execution of all client and business related tasks
  • Provide outstanding service to all client/s - internally & externally
  • Communicate effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Foster collaboration & team work
  • Develop talent


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Leader / Motivator
  • Trustworthy
  • Self-reliant
  • Flexible
  • Personable


  • Primary Degree or a Professional or Accounting qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience working in the provision of fund Accounting, Fund administration services or have worked in another aspect of the Financial Services Industry for a number of years.
  • In-depth knowledge of derivative products and market practices required
  • Knowledge of accounting for derivative products

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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