State Street

Job Description

Major responsibilities

  • Performing a variety of controllership tasks for the Finance department as part of the Controller’s organization
  • Supervising monthly quarterly and yearly closing processes for group entities
  • Actively identifying improvement of Accounting processes systems and control environments primarily linked to monthly closing procedures
  • Being point of contact for legal entities and ensuring proper application of Corporate Accounting guidelines
  • Analyzing data and financials as well as testing results to draw appropriate conclusions and present results to Senior Management
  • Ensuring adherence to company policies Corporate Audit procedures Accounting principles and regulatory changes
  • Communicating with auditors and regulators; supporting banking supervision audits
  • Assisting and/or leading Accounting or Controlling driven special projects
  • Supporting State Street’s change management initiatives
  • Working with various departments in State Street such as Tax Legal and Financial Planning & Analysis.

Education Experience and Skills

  • Successfully completed Bachelor and/or Master degree in Accounting Finance and/or Business Administration; a CPA/CIA is beneficial
  • Several years of experience in Controlling and Accounting preferably in the Financial Service industry; alternatively Financial Services audit experience at an adequate audit firm
  • Proficiency in the use of German GAAP
  • Experience with IFRS and/or US GAAP required
  • Ability to research industry regulations when necessary and to interact with Senior Management
  • Ideally experience with global group structures and intercompany relationships
  • Affinity to Accounting systems and strong MS Office knowledge
  • Proficiency in German and English
  • Well organized ability to multi-task and work under time constraints
  • Strong communication and inter-cultural skills
  • Curious to take on a variety of different  tasks in Finance and interest to further develop and learn


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