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AVP Financial Reporting

State Street Corporation Kilkenny, Ireland
Posted 15 days ago Permanent Competitive
AVP Financial Reporting
Job Summary A senior leadership role in the financial reporting department, particular focus to lead Financial Reporting delivery across key client relationships, lead team and staff management and development, possess a strong technical expertise on financial reporting related matters, drive department strategy at a local and global level and implement necessary change, strengthen internal control and risk management processes as appropriate and general management of ad hoc tasks as required.
Principal Tasks
  • Lead, manage and develop relationships with your assigned clients and audit firms.
  • Work closely with the department head and other senior staff within the financial reporting and across functions to manage and lead the Financial Reporting team.
  • Provide a technical senior manager insight and review to financial statements to ensure a financial statements represent 'best in class' at local and global levels.
  • Provide senior leadership and technical financial reporting advice to your staff, clients, audit firms and other parties as required.
  • Observe, inspect and evaluate performance of staff in the department. Put in place ongoing development plans to develop and manage your staff.
  • Lead the oversight of external audits for your assigned clients to ensure timely delivery and completion per agreed timetable.
  • Represent State Street Ireland financial reporting at industry, regional and global levels as appropriate.
  • Make sound operational judgement and decisions as required. Handle and resolve complex financial reporting related issues as they arise.
  • Successfully lead and implement business transformation targets and objectives as part of ongoing development and change.
  • Continuously challenge and steer change in the department, encourage new ways of making department more efficient through use of automation and process review and change.
  • Need to network at all levels in the funds industry to maximize opportunities and knowledge share for the benefit of Financial Reporting.
  • Assist other senior management in the department and deputize for your manager as required from time to time.

Environment Reporting to a Vice President, this position offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to lead a number of global client relationships across Financial Reporting and manage a team of people in the Financial Reporting department a leading fund administrator in Ireland.

THE PERSON Qualifications A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA) with a business or related degree and having at least 8-10 years experience in a similar financial reporting environment preferable within the funds industry.
Industry Knowledge
Comprehensive procedural, technical and product knowledge of Financial Reporting
complemented with a detailed understanding of Fund Administration, Custody and Legal /
Regulatory background.
Core Competencies
  • Experience in managing a number teams / people.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards as they relate to funds (IFRS, FRS 102, UK GAAP, US GAAP)
  • Ability to multi-task and be comfortable with managing difficult situations as they arise.
  • Up to date on all financial reporting technical issues relating to format, presentation and content of interim and annual reports.
  • Have an enquiring mind and a willingness to investigate and solve problems.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, auditors at all levels with confidence.
  • Ability to delegate work to others.
  • Ability to hold and chair meetings as required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (eg. excel, word, power point).

Disposition
  • Self-motivated
  • Professional
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Enthusiastic
  • Adaptable - ability to develop new approaches to solving problems
  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Strong inter-personal skills

Job ID  R-723726
ABOUT COMPANY
London, United Kingdom
39000 Employees Investment Banking / M & A

From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, 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 - strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth.

We owe that longevity to the commitment, expertise and creativity of our employees. Our continued success depends on our ability to attract and develop the best talent in the industry. That's why we're keenly focused on employee development, corporate citizenship and inclusion.

For us, success comes in the mark we make as an organization - for the industry, our clients, our communities and each other.

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