State Street

Alts Accounting Manager, Assistant Vice President

State Street
Irvine, California
Not disclosed
21 Nov 2023
21 Dec 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Who we are looking for

From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. We’re a global company with diverse people and experiences, and a network of over 35,000 employees spanning more than 100 markets. For us, success comes from the impact our employees have – on our clients, our communities and each other.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment where all employees feel valued and supported. Join us and make your mark at State Street.

What you will be responsible for

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) within IMS Middle Office Portfolio Operations (Accounting) Investment Operations is responsible for managing a team with one or more supervisors of exempt and non-exempt employees. The AVP typically has management authority over teams that may have diverse roles and responsibilities. The AVP will oversee a variety of accounting and reconciliation processes as well as leading projects for the department, and lead communication with both internal and external clients. The AVP is responsible for ensuring processes and controls are in place to mitigate risk to the organization, and for providing leadership and direction to their teams. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and oversee the activities of global accounting team.
  • Develop procedures to handle new business requirements and increase department efficiency.
  • Develop and ensure the effectiveness of the group’s plan of organization.
  • Interact directly with brokers, custodians, investment managers, fund accountants and internal personnel to research exceptions identified via a reconciliation process and achieve resolution.
  • Coordinate special projects and ad hoc reports.
  • Resolving data quality issues through interaction with accounting and client service groups.
  • Works with other internal business units to resolve complex or non-routine process in related questions/issues.
  • Identifies and takes ownership of challenges and issues.
  • Researches complex issues and proposes tactical and strategic solutions.
  • Select and provide continuing training of staff.
  • Assist in various aspects of technology enhancements.
  • Conduct periodic performance reviews; provide ongoing counsel, training, development and motivation.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities and control/monitor the decisions of subordinate managers and staff to ensure consistency of policies adherence to procedures.
  • Serve as lead for department in presentations or for projects.
  • Propose and work to implement workflow changes and support technical solutions leading to improved productivity and profitability.
  • Represent the corporation through participation in various industry-related activities.
  • As a member of Management team, participate in the short- and long-range planning process.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory compliance and developments for the assigned area and apprises staff as necessary. Recommend procedural changes as needed to support prescribed requirements.
  • Provide leadership direction and support to the managers and staff of the department.
  • Manage relationships at all levels of the department to serve as an advocate between the staff and more senior management.
  • Effectively communicate corporate and divisional initiatives to the management team to ensure concrete and measurable action is taken within the unit.
  • Manage the operations to produce a superior product and provide service excellence to internal and external clients.
  • Ensure controls and procedures are in place, and are being followed, to provide the best possible service and minimize risk.
  • Establish measurable goals and objectives for the department and hold all employees accountable.
  • Initiate projects and improvements to meet client/business needs and improve processes, bringing together other business units when appropriate.
  • Perform other managerial and leadership duties (e.g. staffing, budgeting, client presentations, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent
  • At least 7 years related financial industry experience with 5 years prior managerial experience
  • Demonstrated managerial, leadership and decision making abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of all areas of services, products and processes
  • Working knowledge of accounting, custody, and depository platforms
  • Excellent communications, organization, interpersonal planning, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated client communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively bring individuals from multiple areas together to resolve identified issues
  • Computer proficient including working knowledge of desktop software applications

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.

Salary Range:

$80,000 - $132,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.

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