Assoc Spec, Fund Admin, HFS

Chicago, Illinois, United States
04 Jul 2022
26 Jul 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Financial Control


The job involves working for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, a Global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds. The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function as an effective and strategic member in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong technical accounting background, experience working within the Financial Services industry and a proven track record of working well with and effectively communication client concerns/needs to partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform reviews for month end net asset valuation packages
  • Perform reviews of year-end Financial Statements and act as a point of escalation with external auditors and client to ensure accuracy of each fund’s annual reports
  • Provides technical expertise for new or complex products/services and oversees the implementation of new processes to support these products/services on an ongoing basis to ensure that client needs are met
  • Act as escalation point for internal partners and external client contacts
  • Interact with client and other shared services teams to obtain understanding of funds’ activities on a month to month basis
  • Work integrally with international partners to troubleshoot queries and provide feedback related to the compilation of the month end net asset valuation packages
  • Work closely with technology resources to problem solve
  • Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical process with the use of technology
  • Partner with senior leadership to build a high performing team through learning, development, mentoring and recruiting
Knowledge / Skills:
  • Seasoned multi-disciplinary expert with extensive technical and business knowledge and functional expertise (e.g. Fund Accounting, Investor Allocations, Investor Services)
  • Operates independently; has in-depth knowledge of business unit / function.
  • Ability to collaborate both internally and externally to manage a project from idea to implementation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain accuracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
  • Client focused
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience with Investment Management and/or Financial Services; Hedge Fund specific a plus
  • CPA designation a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting, Master’s degree a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting experience a plus
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