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Controller, AVP

State Street

State Street

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Who we are looking for

This position will work with the Controller Team that supports various business areas including Global Services Alternative Investment Services and Investment Management Services. This position will proactively and effectively partner with Business & Finance leadership to identify areas for improvement and efficiencies and to implement best practices with regard to processes and internal controls impacting financial reporting while ensuring regulatory compliance and building excellent cross-functional relationships in North America and overseas locations.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best. 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 Controller, AVP you will:

  • Oversight and review/analysis of Business Unit accounting financial results and legal entities

  • Provide audit support for internal, external and regulatory exams, as required

  • Implement and ensure compliance with GAAP accounting rules that affect Business Unit accounting

  • Partner with Business Unit, and Global Accounting Operations (GAO) and Finance leadership to ensure accuracy of financial results and that all internal controls are appropriately designed and executed

  • Engage with global leadership in all key business and change initiatives focusing on Business Unit accounting related activities and internal controls to mitigate risk; as well as supporting new products and services initiatives.

  • Partner with Business Unit Finance leadership on new product launches, projects to drive transparency in reporting and process improvements and strategic growth initiatives

  • Partner with Business Unit leadership on Resolution & Recovery Planning (RRP) and other regulatory initiatives

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Business Administration or Finance

  • CPA or equivalent professional designation a plus but not a requirement

  • 7-9 years accounting experience in financial services industry

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills coupled with a strong track record of executing against goals

  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels

  • Strong customer service orientation and the ability to work in a team environment

  • Understanding of internal controls and ability to perform assessments and issue resolution

  • Experience with legal entity financial reporting & accounting

  • Familiar with Regulatory issues impacting the Financial Services Industry

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

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.

Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers

Salary Range:

$80,000 - $132,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.