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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Gdańsk, Kraków
level iconLevel: manager/director
Fund Accounting Director, VP
Location: Gdańsk, Kraków

About as

The main purpose of PERA VP Role is to provide active leadership within our fast growing Private Equity and Real Assets department in line with the agreed strategy and objectives of both the Alternatives Business globally and State Street Poland.

The successful individual will have an opportunity to contribute to the continued significant growth of our Private Equity sector. The ongoing expansion of PERA presence in Poland will bring in a variety of product types and asset classes such as Fund of Funds, Hybrid, Credit, Infrastructure, Real Assets and many others - providing a unique expertise knowledge base in Poland.

The successful candidate should have an understanding of client service requirements, processes and procedures for PERA fund accounting and fund administration as well as a very high level of coordination skills to be able to successfully cooperate with all internal and external stakeholders.

Job Description

Why this role is important to us

The main purpose of Fund Accounting Director VP Role is to provide active leadership within our fast growing Private Equity and Real Assets department in line with the agreed strategy and objectives of both the Alternatives Business globally and State Street Poland.

The successful individual will have an opportunity to contribute to the continued significant growth of our Alternative investment department

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate should have an understanding of client service requirements, processes and procedures for fund accounting and fund administration as well as a very high level of coordination skills to be able to successfully cooperate with all internal and external stakeholders.

What you will be responsible for

  • Responsible for the achievement of specific department performance targets and objectives

  • Exercise operational oversight within the department and make sound operational decisions

  • Contribute to the development of the organization in terms of financial planning, business strategy, service offerings and HR policies

  • Create and drive a culture of strict adherence of all Corporate and Departmental procedures.

  • Provide leadership and support to the department managers necessary for ensuring their teams are organized & working as efficiently & controlled as possible

  • Ensure that Fund Accounting Department is properly resourced both in terms of people and technology whilst complying with agreed budgetary guidelines

  • Assist more senior colleagues and deputize in their absence

  • Utilize management information to assist in managing both clients and resources

  • Focus on development opportunities for all employees within your management structure and ensure a focus on non-operational management within the department

  • Lead and contribute to operational, client, risk, audit and regulatory meetings as required

  • Initiate and oversee tasks within a continuous improvement drive to ensure that the Department is efficient and seen as customer and quality driven

  • Provide support during the implementation of change

  • Ensure participation in the completion and implementation of department wide projects and lead local team initiatives

What we value

  • Excellent communication, organizational and planning skills. Ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent people management and leadership skills

  • Ability to proactively work under own initiative

  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Attention to detail and concern for quality

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive procedural, technical and product knowledge of Fund Accounting is required

  • Good knowledge of fund accounting specific technology is required

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance or Business related area preferable

  • 9-10 years of experience with at least 6 years specific relevant experience managing a team

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.

Details

  • iconFinance & Accounting, Banking
  • iconEnglish
  • iconGdańsk, Kraków, pomorskie, małopolskie

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