Team Lead, Private Equity Accounting - Hybrid

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
20 Mar 2023
28 Mar 2023
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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.

Role/ Department:

The Private Equity department has been based in Limerick since 2007. Our clients include some of the most successful Private Equity houses globally. We use best-in-breed systems and cutting-edge technology to deliver excellent service to our clients. Recently Northern Trust was named Global Private Equity Fund Administrator of the Year by the Global Investor Group.

This is an opportunity for an individual who is proficient in accounting and excellent client service delivery to work on and lead the fund administration function including Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting, Transfer Agency & Custody for a range of Private Equity funds within a team.

The incumbent will be responsible for leading a team to achieve deliverables assigned to them by the client and department management to a level synonymous with existing standards of the department.

Technical Private Equity & Real estate induction, on-boarding & functional training provided, complimented with ongoing practical coaching.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Analyze the valuations prepared for Private Equity Funds by team members and provide timely and accurate feedback
  • Lead team members with the preparation of the interim and annual Financial Statements for PE Funds
  • Ensure the timely preparation/review of ancillary tasks including but not limited to - Payment of all fees associated with the PE funds & associated taxes such as PAYE/PRSI, VAT returns
  • Deliver and drive a high-quality service to clients through facilitating and promoting accurate, timely completion of all assigned tasks and requests for information within the team.
  • To complete the periodic client service call process including meeting set up, agenda setting, minutes, logs and action point documentation and administration
  • Ensure that operational procedures and checklists are followed and accurately completed by the team
  • Promote and oversee the timely and accurate update of any checklists and procedures on a cyclical basis and as the need arises
  • Anticipate client needs where possible and foster a proactive ethos within the team
  • Provide support in the preparation of and review any group, board or ad hoc reporting required internally or by clients.

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Part qualified or Qualified Accounting
  • Relevant experience in the accountancy profession or in the fund industry in a valuations / fund accounting / financial reporting role
  • Excellent Decision-making ability
  • Excellent PC Skills: - Word & Excel
  • Good organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of financial reporting and investment accounting knowledge
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure

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 the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Reasonable accommodation:

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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