Derivatives Team Leader

State Street Corporation
11 Aug 2017
11 Sep 2017
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

Purpose of Role:

The team in Poland deals with the complex futures and options processing for the entire European exchange traded derivatives Centre of Excellence. The Derivatives Group is the central point of contact for the clearing brokers and client service teams on all sites. Its responsibility is to capture and book all business and supplementary business offshored from other State Street sites.

 Other services provided include some cash instructions and the improvement of processes for recording derivative instruments accurately and efficiently. The Team supervisor is responsible for leading a derivatives group and will be responsible for identifying potential risk or problem situations, conducting impact analysis and resolving the situation

Specific Duties:

  • Project management and execution of transition activity
  • Prepare and plan workloads to ensure client and internal deadlines are meet
  • Identifies and takes action to correct procedural weaknesses
  • Communicate to internal departments progress on pending project
  • Act as first point of contact for general queries
  • Facilitate resolution of outstanding issues and/or exceptions with other departments in respect of the unit’s work (e.g. ensure any aged/material items are resolved in a timely fashion as per corporate standards)
  • Monitor document process flows and procedures
  • Management of internal/external audit requests through to audit sign off.
  • Determine training requirements and development activities of the team along with team members.
  • Oversee the mentoring and development of the team through goal and objective setting.
  • Maintaining and fostering a team environment
  • Point of expertise for complex transaction processing
  • Review reporting compiled by the Team Leader
  • Ensuring communication with appropriate contacts on outstanding items is effective whilst maintaining client relationships.
  • Be involved in the take on of new business and modeling for new fund structures where appropriate, including requirement to actively participate in client meetings
  • Introduce and contribute new ideas/procedures to further streamline the operational process
  • Responsibility for MIS reporting (to offshoring SSB sites and Management)

Specific Qualifications:

Communicate effectively and accurately in the English language. Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills along with a high degree of numeracy. Good working knowledge of software packages, particularly Microsoft Excel, good interpersonal skills and an understanding of the rudimentary aspects of the global financial industry would be advantageous

Level of Education:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance or Business related area (minimum 2.2 honors degree).
  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CPA qualified or part qualified an advantage

Previous Level of Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years in Custody


Critical Behaviors for Success as defined by the PPR System at Core level

Core Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail crucial
  • Skilled communicator, both verbal and written
  • Methodical and organized
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good management skills 


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-reliant
  • Flexible
  • Personable