State Street Fund Accountant Interview Questions

Updated 9 Sep, 2014
Updated 9 Sep, 2014
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Fund Accountant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at State Street in September 2012.

Interview Details

phone interview and a week later in-person interview was scheduled.

No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at State Street in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call after applying two months ago, initial interview over the phone was about expectations and fit for the job.

    Arranged for an interview a week later and had a short interview with the Talent Acquisition Specialist that was on the phone before, she was pleasant to deal with and gave hints and tips on next stage of interview. This part of the interview consisted of behavioral questions.

    Next interview was 30+ minutes with two managers, one of them was receptive and engaging while the other was neutral but fair. Interview consisted of mostly behavioral questions and some technical questions. In hindsight the questions were not tough at all but I was just simply not prepared to go into such depths with my solutions. I was also expecting to be asked technical questions about NAV's and such, but was asked simple credit/debit questions instead.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to decrease the value <?> account, would you debit or credit it?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where you made a mistake and how you owned up to it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where your manager made a mistake and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to think outside the box to fix a problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at State Street in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    There were three stage of interviewing process. State Street will call you for a interview. First you needed to take a test related to fund accounting. Second, you will be interviewing with HR and manager.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with chaotic situation in the workplace?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at State Street in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    HR was super friendly and appeared to be genuinely interested. hiring manager and the other interviewer were utterly disinterested - one of them was actually making faces at me. i

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 phone interviews. First interview was very relaxed with general questions about CV, knowledge of State Street, expected salary, holiday plans and location preferred. The call finished with the lady telling me that I had got to the next round which would be a more formal interview and gave me general guidelines on expected questions.
    Second interview was much more formal and to the point. Asked questions about how i dealt with mistakes at work and dealing with a difficult colleague, asked about statestreet, he also asked about Fund, NAV, Derivative, Bond and Equity.
    Interviewee said I would hear back either way within three weeks as he needs to confirm from the hiring manager if there's a vacancy.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you made mistakes at work?
      Dealing with a difficult colleague?
      What I knew about Statestreet?
      How will you complete a project before the deadline?
      Fund?
      Bond?
      Equity?
      NAV?
      Derivative?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    relatively straight forward. Met with two or three manages, however, I wasn't going to work under any of them, so don't know how relavant that is to a group. Didn't know why you would meet with people that you wouldn't even be working with. Should have been a red flag.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was a super long drawn out process. I was interviewed on the phone and waited over 2 months until my face to face interview. I then waited 6 weeks for my job offer. I then waited 30 days from offer until I could start. Seemed very unorganized during the process

    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 step hiring process with hr and management overall takes 2 weeks and a possible exam

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at State Street in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Called back several weeks after applying online. Did a 30 minute phone interview with some basic questions about me and my back ground. Got called in for a live interview. came to the building and they took me in and double teamed me. Then when it was all over and we all felt great, I got my parking validated. WINNING.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Take it or GTFO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process went pretty smoothly for me. I applied online for a few jobs and received a phone call a few weeks later setting up a phone interview the following week. I took the interview, mostly rating yourself on MS applications and things, and took a panel interview a week later. The panel interview was long (4 hours), but not too bad. I think they have since changed the process to be a phone interview and a two-on-one interveiw shortly after.

    Interview Questions
    • They had asked me to define a NAV (Net Asset Value) and variance and a few financial questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was involved.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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