State Street

Financial Reporting, Officer

State Street
Toronto, Ontario
Not disclosed
14 Jun 2024
14 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and hard-working individuals with a keen interest in learning about and accounting for complex investment transactions and structures in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced work environment. Your success will be facilitated by the leading-edge technology infrastructure supported by well-developed procedures and controls. We offer you a challenging career in a rapidly expanding international company with a professional, yet casual, work environment.

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 Financial Reporting Officer you will:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of client’s financial statements for all Canadian based mutual and institutional funds. The role involves coordinating and planning client deliverables and ensuring deadlines are met and quality standards are achieved.
  • Responsible for all aspects of managing 2-4 staff including training and development, performance reviews and other items as required.
  • Form and lead project teams in the creation of special reports to address specific client needs and internal reporting as required.
  • Interact extensively with clients, to discuss deliverables and to help keep clients informed of market and regulatory changes that can affect their financial reporting.
  • Oversee a number of client relationships and support the client service team as subject matter expert in Financial Reporting area.
  • Review quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial statements for a variety of Fund structures and IFRS and NI 81-106 regulations.
  • Manage external and internal audits.
  • Review investment industry regulatory and accounting changes and produce client update, as required, to inform State Street’s clients of market and regulatory changes affecting their funds.
  • Train staff and colleagues on changes in the regulatory and accounting environments.
  • Lead and manage projects in the identification, design and implementation of process improvement opportunities.
  • Participate in internal State Street committees as required
  • As required, supporting AVP, Financial Reporting in the completion of RFP and participate in sale presentation to existing clients and external prospects.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident and decisive
  • Ambitious and energetic
  • Strong work ethic - flexible and adaptable
  • Can-do attitude with high energy
  • Self-motivated with a passion for learning and growth

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • University/College degree
  • CPA/CFA designation preferred
  • 5-6 years experience in the investment fund industry with financial reporting experience required
  • Experience in preparation and review of investment fund financial statements
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
  • Superior attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of Canadian Fund Reporting and Regulatory Environment requirements outlined under IFRS and NI 81-106

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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