Depositary/ Fiduciary Services, AVP

State Street
Krakow, Poland; Gdansk, Poland
Not disclosed
20 Sep 2022
20 Oct 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Senior Depositary Manager, Assistant Vice President, Hybrid

Who we are looking for

The focus of this role is management of depositary teams involved in executing controls over variety of investment funds (regulated / alternative funds)

Depositary provides comprehensive services to help funds meet the requirements of AIFMD and UCITS directives, including but not limited to cash monitoring that includes daily monitoring of all cash flows and review of significant cash flow, safekeeping of financial instruments, also verify ownership of other assets and oversight of the operation of the fund, including valuation, subscription/redemption process, distribution, timely settlement of transactions, and investment compliance monitoring.

Why this role is important to us

You will be joining the Institutional Services function that allows us to deliver a comprehensive, holistic approach to each client relationship — for asset managers and asset owners, insurance companies, and official institutions globally. It means our client-facing functions work together to bring the very best solutions and services the firm has to offer — across all of our locations, products, and capabilities.

Join us if making your mark on the long-lasting client relationships we build is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Senior Depositary Manager you will

  • Responsible for the achievement of specific department performance targets and objectives.
  • Exercise operational oversight within the department and make sound operational decisions.
  • Contribute to the development of the organization in terms of financial planning, business strategy, service offerings and HR policies.
  • Create and drive a culture of strict adherence of all Corporate and Departmental procedures.
  • Provide leadership and support to the department managers necessary for ensuring their teams are organized and working as efficiently and controlled as possible.
  • Identify and secure resources required by the department and ensure effective utilization.
  • Ensure that teams managed are properly resourced both in terms of people and technology whilst complying with agreed budgetary guidelines.
  • Assist colleagues and deputize in their absence.
  • Utilize management information to assist in managing both clients and resources.
  • Focus on development opportunities for team members and ensure a focus on non-operational management within the department.
  • Using corporate tools, actively participate in the performance appraisal process and monitor overall timeliness of completion for the entire area in scope.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and with the relevant short, medium and long-term goals, objectives and values of the organization.
  • Promote risk awareness, assessment and control within the department.
  • Cooperate with audit and testing team to provide required materials in a timely manner
  • Drive the development and implementation of appropriate procedures to meet internal control and external compliance/regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the risk environment within the department and manage appropriately.
  • Provide regular feedback to managers and senior management with regard to Depositary operations.
  • Lead and contribute to service review, operational, client, risk, audit and regulatory meetings as required.
  • Establish and maintain good relationship with stakeholders.
  • Initiate and oversee tasks within a continuous improvement drive to ensure that the Department is efficient and seen as customer and quality driven.
  • Ensure participation in the completion and implementation of department wide, EMEA or global projects and lead local department initiatives.
  • Manage and support the transition of work to and from Poland office

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • Attention to detail and concern for quality
  • Excellent communication, organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Ability to proactively work under own initiative

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive procedural, technical and product knowledge of the Depositary business is required. This should be complemented with a strong understanding of Fund Accounting with focus on alternative funds accounting, and Regulatory background to Funds Industry and Depositary.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems, including Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related area.
  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CPA/CFA qualified or part qualified an advantage.
  • Typically candidate for the Assistant Vice President role will have 6-8 years of experience with at least 4 years specific relevant experience managing a large team in a managerial capacity

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

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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