State Street Fund Reporting Specialist, Senior Associate in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Purpose Of Role:

Primarily responsible for the review of all components of interim and final accounts for a variety of UK Collective Investment funds

Major Responsibilities:


  • Exhibits highly detailed understanding and execution of all A1/A2 tasks and functions
  • Perform oversight checks on work completed in the Offshore Accounts team
  • Assist with general organisation of team
  • Cover for line manager during absence, on non staffing matters
  • Set and maintain high standards within team
  • Provide coaching and support to team members
  • Ensure deadlines/deliverables are met
  • Identify and implement process enhancements
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of team checklists and QC as required
  • Work independently on highly complex issues/clients
  • Regularly contribute to projects impacting the wider group
  • Provide performance feedback to manager on staff
  • Run or participate in client meetings/conf calls
  • Demonstrates clear leadership potential and/or product expertise
  • Actively participate in appraisal process by completing self appraisal and suggesting appropriate development goals
  • Promote and implement training and development activity for individuals and the team
  • Ensure effective logging and resolution of enquiries and liaise with appropriate parties to resolve / escalate queries and problems within agreed deadlines
  • Ensure the line manager and others, as appropriate, are kept aware of all issues/problems/queries/work in progress that may impact the quality of service being provided
  • Take responsibility for personal development and training

Accounts Specific

  • Prepare accounts in SORP format with supporting schedules
  • Prepare corporation tax and income tax computations for insertion in the accounts
  • Proof read accounts for arithmetical and type setting accuracy and consistency
  • Resolve review points highlighted by senior fund accountants and assistant manager and ensure they are kept informed of progress
  • Provision of liaison point with auditors, trustees and clients and be able to explain figures prepared to third parties
  • Control an accounts XD process to ensure accurate completion in accordance with timetable
  • Review accounts in SORP format with supporting schedules
  • Compile review points for fund accountants and ensure these are resolved in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Compile review points from oversight on appropriate issues logs and ensure these are resolved in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Prepare/review corporation tax and income tax computations for insertion in the accounts and submit to tax team for final review and sign off
  • Involvement in day to day planning and control of accounts team workload

Level of Education / Specific Qualifications:

  • Accountancy or Business degree (preferred)
  • Highers obtained (including A/B grade is preferred) or equivalent
  • Obtained or studying towards obtaining a professional accountancy qualification


  • End to end understanding of fund administration including accounting and pricing
  • Completion and review of financial statements (SORP) for all funds
  • Demonstrate full understanding of accounting and taxation regulations and SORP for collective funds including currently impacting changes
  • Ability to manage day to day workflow of senior and fund accountants

Required Competencies:

Key Talent Differentiator

Create the future

  • identify problems and explore solutions
  • ensure the team is focused on the right activities

Influence courageously

  • recognize and communicate potential issues and/or solutions to appropriate managers
  • readily adapt to change and shifting priorities

Fuel Innovation

  • identify opportunities for improvement
  • help team members identify learnings from mistakes

  • State Street Job ID: 169175

  • Location: Edinburgh

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Job Title: Fund Reporting Specialist, Senior Associate

Job ID: 169175

Full/Part Time: Full FTE

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Location: UK - Edinburgh