State Street

Financial Reporting, Senior Associate

State Street
Hangzhou, China
Not disclosed
30 Apr 2024
24 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for:

The Financial Reporting Senior Associate role within Global Delivery is responsible for preparing/reviewing various APAC, EMEA and North America Financial Reporting packages in accordance with established procedures. The role involves interaction with various units locally and overseas. The Senior Associate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment. Accuracy, timeliness and delivery of client service are imperative in this position with increased focus towards quality controls, documentation and process improvements.

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:

  • Produce or review monthly, quarterly and annual financial/regulatory reports and related working
  • Ensure that allocated client reporting is completed and submitted for review on a timely basis
  • Maintain records on the financial reporting related systems and acting as senior system supporter
  • Answer and handle complex issues and queries and escalate as needed; acting with a sense of urgency to meet required deliverables
  • Liaising with internal/external counterparties to obtain information where required
  • Coach and assist less experienced staff
  • Identify risk issues, breaches and act in accordance with the 'risk' escalation chain and operating procedures
  • Acting as escalation point where is applicable
  • Be accountable for assigned tasks and deadline for self and for the team
  • Documentation – Be able to review and correct the process documentation such as process flows, Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) and coach the team
  • Understand the end to end process and be able to seek support to clear out inter process upstream / downstream dependencies, suggest process improvements and be able to seek support to drive projects to create efficiencies / enhance controls
  • Working together with home site client service team to effective manage auditor/client query
  • Understand the client requirements and guide the team towards efficiently managing its deliverables
  • Conduct performance planning and reviews for direct staff members
  • Work closely with the Manager and senior management to drive solutions

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post Graduates (CA/CPA/CFA qualified or studying towards) preferably or Bachelor degree with Big 4 or mid-tier accounting firm relevant experience
  • At least 4+ years of experience in a Financial reporting or financial services environment
  • Solid experience in statutory reporting and applications of accounting standards in accordance with IFRS and GAAP
  • Good leadership, negotiation and analytical skills, proven track record of efficiency creation, staff development and people management skills
  • Good understanding of managed investment funds, relevant accounting standards and applicability
  • Good understanding of financial services and investment products
  • Detailed oriented individual capable of performing in a high pace environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and possess strong problem solving and resolution skills
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word)
  • Data & Analysis - Possesses strong attention to detail. Demonstrate good analytical skills in resolving the team issues and facilitates decision making
  • Have mindset to continuous improve processes and action on it
  • Strong attention to detail and a focus on service
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet internal and industry deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills

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 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.

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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