State Street

Fund Accounting and Administration, Associate 2

State Street
Zurich, Switzerland
Not disclosed
25 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an energetic self-starter who is willing to join a busy team of client facing individuals with the ability to work as part of a small team dedicated to the NAV production and associated processes for a numerous Swiss clients. The role will involve day to day communication with different locations internally and externally with the client. The candidate will need to possess strong analytical skills, Independent thinking, the ability to work to strict deadlines and be able to problem solve for unanticipated events.

This role will provide the candidate with exposure to all aspects of Net Asset Value calculation, including responding to client/auditor queries, the on-boarding of new funds/clients and ad hoc project work. It is a unique role that requires an understanding of the NAV process and how different departments and geographical locations within State Street interact and work together to service our clients.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where there is a balance work from home and office to match role requirements.

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 Fund Accounting & Administration Associate 2 you will

  • Ensure the daily deliverable set for your client are met and ensure that all locations are aware of and meet the required deadlines and escalate where not met.
  • Analyze the data set for accuracy and completeness, ensuring that the controls and necessary procedures have been adhered to
  • Communicate effectively internally and externally
  • Proactively look for solutions to client problems to improve the processes and reduce NAV cycles
  • Act as a partner for your client. Problem solve as issues arise and advise on best practice and possible alternative solutions
  • Ensure junior members of staff are trained adequately and are evaluated accurately
  • Enhance your skill set by availing of training resources and seeking to improve internal procedures through an intimate knowledge of the control and risk environment

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in a valuations environment is necessary.
  • Ability to problem solve for complex NAV challenges
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to escalate where appropriate

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Finance/Economics degree

Additional requirements

  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Self-Reliance
  • The Role requires the candidate to be based in Switzerland
  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of German is a bonus

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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