Mutual Fund Tax Administrator, GFS

Tempe, Arizona, United States
10 Jan 2022
10 Feb 2022
Job role
Fund accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Responsible for managing the successful delivery of tax products; mentoring and providing technical guidance to more junior staff; ensuring performance management, career development and retention management are made priorities; recruiting, on-boarding and training new staff; and assisting with the development and oversight of processes to ensure compliance with federal and state tax authorities.

Major Duties:

  • Review of tax provision and distribution work papers for Regulated Investment Companies (RIC) including (but not limited to) the following: review Regulated Investment Company fiscal and excise tax provision work papers, review financial statement disclosures, and review annual book-to-tax adjustment analysis by examining the taxability of investment income/expenses, securities transactions, and complex derivatives including futures, options, and swaps; prepare income and capital estimates of RIC distributions
  • Review work papers and other documents to support client deliverables
  • Review disclosures included in semi-annual financial statements
  • Review quarterly and annual IRC asset compliance testing
  • Participate in technical training to develop skills
  • Develop investment tax and other accounting skills


  • A minimum of 4-6 years of experience of mutual fund tax
  • BS/BA degree in accounting/finance or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of accounting and tax concepts, practices, and procedures is required
  • Strong client service skills, team attitude and attention to detail
  • Ability to understand financial statements and fund accounting reports and spreadsheets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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