Fund Accounting Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States
04 Oct 2022
06 Oct 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Responsible for managing multiple functions within the Fund Accounting group of the Client Accounting Practice (CAP), providing leadership and guidance to subordinate managers. Overall accountability for the performance management and career development programs for the function. CAP is a team of global service financial professionals that has operational capabilities in all locations. CAP encompasses Valuation Reporting and Unitized Valuation and Reporting Service and is comprised of partners who support Northern Trust business in conjunction with our global network of operational partners.

  1. Establishes strategy, direction, initiatives, policies and standards for the accounting practice
  2. Assures policies , processes and procedures are properly documented and are being routinely followed
  3. Ensures daily performance of accounting functions, meets expectations / SLA's of existing client /partner base and is properly monitored and controlled within audit standards and risk thresholds
  4. Supports business growth through participation or providing talent for participation in sales, servicing and product development activities as requested
  5. Seasoned multi-disciplinary expert with extensive technical and / or business knowledge and functional expertise
  6. Focus of role is on execution of strategic direction of business function activities
  7. Carries out complex initiatives involving multiple disciplines and/or ambiguous issues
  8. Displays a balanced, cross-functional perspective, liaising with the business to improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity
  9. Seasoned leader with extensive business experience, and broad functional expertise, with focus on proactive strategic leadership
  10. Responsible for managing multiple units or functions through the direct management of a group of managers

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Global Fund Services:

Global Fund Services (GFS) is a full-service provider of fund solutions to investment manager and fund company clients around the world. North America GFS Operations provides Fund Accounting and Administration, Custody Servicing, Investment Outsourcing Operations, Transfer Agency, and Investor Servicing. Our expert team of 900 partners across North America are solutions-oriented, innovative, and passionate about servicing clients and helping them execute their business strategies. We commit ourselves to ensuring our partners reach their full potential.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

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.

  • A College or University degree and/or relevant Client Accounting work experience is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required In-depth
  • Client Accounting/Industry Knowledge is required
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Knowledge of business strategy development is necessary to provide long term planning and to manage the profitability/performance of a major business segment.
  • Leadership and organizational skills are required to direct the activities for the multiple units.

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