Analyst, Alternative Investments

Tempe, Arizona, United States
16 May 2022
16 Jun 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Alternative Investments Analyst

Northern Trust is a Chicago-based bank with more than 20 international locations and 20,000 employees. From sovereign wealth funds to the wealthiest individuals and families, the world’s most sophisticated clients rely on Northern Trust every day.

The Alternative Investments team works to provide value to clients through investment in assets outside the traditional realm of stocks, bonds, and cash. This involves the coordination of various teams, the servicing of clients and fund managers, and the application of Northern Trust’s information management system.

That’s where we need you.

The Alternative Investments Analyst works with various teams within the department, client servicing, and fund managers to produce accurate custody reporting for the clients’ alternative investment portfolios.

Major duties of the Alternative Investments Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Reconciling quarterly and monthly valuations provided by the general partnerships against Northern Trust’s information management system
  • Monitor, resolve, and respond to inquiries from internal and external parties
  • Pulling and interpreting data, and preparing analysis with a view to ensuring client valuation expectations are met
  • Manage assigned daily tasks to ensure day-to-day deliverables are met
  • Consistently review and assess processes to identify improvements for increased team efficiency
  • Actively participate in department projects and initiatives
  • Balance some use of initiative with the referral of more complex problems to supervisors and internal experts

Required knowledge/Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in congruence with Chicago office hours (start time will be at 6:30am/7:30am depending on Daylight Savings)

Preferred knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of capital markets with exposure to hedge funds/private equity/comingles funds
  • Knowledge of evaluation reporting/reconciliation principles
  • Principles of accounting and finance

Required experience

  • A college or university degree
  • An emphasis in Finance & Accounting preferred

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 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!

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

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