Fund Accountant, GmbH, Associate 2

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State Street
Not disclosed
28 Oct 2021
28 Nov 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Who we are looking for

Become a member of our "SCD Tax and Financial Reporting" Team!

A varied work in a highly motivated team and a demanding client are waiting for you.

We provide comprehensive support for the clients assigned to us (among the top 5 clients advised by Luxembourg in terms of assets under management). Our tasks include all topics related to the client (s):

  • Financial Reporting,
  • Regular Reporting,
  • Investment Tax,
  • Withholding Tax,
  • Other Reporting requirements.

You will work in an expert team and use our competence centers in Germany and Poland as partners. As a result, we communicate with the client, auditors and internal clients.

Join us in Providing excellent services with us.

Our day-to-day business includes the creation of the relevant reports and their publication, determination and implementation of distributions and the determination / checking of key figures, communication with our customers, with auditors and with local tax authorities, just to name a few tasks. In addition, we continually improve ourselves and optimize our processes.

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 Member in our Team you will

  • Provide high quality review of sets of reconciliations and reporting packs to be used in financial statements for annual and interim reporting cycles
  • Provide all income information for the distributions or interim distributions of investment funds on time and in unbeatable quality
  • Communicate with the client and auditors as well as tax authorities and offer solutions for clients' inquiries
  • Assist Manager and Team Colleagues to ensure all deliverables are produced and dispatched on time in accordance with client service level agreements and agreed quality standards
  • Be up to date with all regulatory changes. Analyze and adapt to new accounting and financial reporting standards in cooperation with Business Partners as well as ensure staff is trained and aware in advance about the impact of these changes
  • Provide technical and planning support for new business transitions to Poland and ensure proper governance and controls are in place; perform post-transition analysis to identify process gaps.
  • Observe, inspect and evaluate the performance of the preparers and the reviewers
  • Support internal training team while preparing training materials and delivering training sessions to the staff
  • Participate in the development, testing and implementation of new systems to increase productivity through the usage of information systems and other tools
  • Act as central point of contact for technical issues encountered in the daily business in order to reduce to a minimum the number of queries to the client(s); track issue trends and escalate as needed
  • Own adoption of new tools and solutions and strongly support technical team within the department on preparation to migration, new ideas etc.
  • Take a leading role in the review of corporate documentation of processes, procedures and controls; evaluate their continuing effectiveness and accuracy, initiate remedial action as necessary and ensure documentation exists for any client-specific procedures.
  • Contribute to analysis and planning of client care Operating Model with the aim of standardizing processes and establishing best practice.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Knowledge of accounting and Tax frameworks
  • Knowledge of Financial Reporting and/or Audit processes and/or German Investment Tax
  • PC literate with very good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent/ very good knowledge of spoken and written German (German Client and German outputs/ reports)
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English, additional other languages ​​are also welcome
  • Ability to multitask and work in a pressured environment
  • Enquiring mind and a willingness to investigate and solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively, respectfully and trustfully with colleagues and business partners at all levels
  • Be solution-oriented
  • Experience of working to deadlines, must be able to manage time effectively

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/MA degree in a related field, e.g. accounting.
  • At least 3-4 years of relevant experience

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.

As part of State Street pre-hire background screening process, we apply a risk-based approach to determine the requirement of carrying out such checks on candidates, including criminal record checks. This role is judged to be sufficiently sensitive to warrant carrying out a criminal record check. By applying for this job you are consenting to State Street completing background checks including criminal record checks.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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