Team Lead, Hedge Fund Accounting

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
24 Mar 2023
03 Apr 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.


We have a balanced hybrid working model to ensure you get the flexibility you need and the successful candidate will spend their time between working in the office and working from home.


The primary responsibility of the Team Leader is to supervise and support a team of Analysts and Accountants within the Hedge Fund Accounting team. The Team Leader reports to the Team Manager and assists with workflow distribution and maximizing the effectiveness of the team. Organizes the work of the team, assigns tasks, sets short-term priorities, monitors all activities and ensures timely and accurate completion of the work. Conducts performance management and career development processes and staffing and disciplinary actions.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  1. Responsible for work flow distribution and the effective use of resources within the team
  2. Prepares financial statements and reports for a designated group of funds, monitors valuations and accounts
  3. Monitors monthly reporting for onward transmission to the Trustees and ensures accuracy of reports prepared for regulatory agencies
  4. Provide on the job technical training and coaching for all team members and brief staff regularly on issues relating to work carried out by the team and new initiatives
  5. Organize the work of the team, assign tasks, set short-term priorities, monitor all activities and ensure timely and accurate completion of the work
  6. Ensure all procedures are kept up to date and are adhered to on a daily basis
  7. Assist the Team Manager in establishing goals and objectives for the team
  8. Generate process and system enhancement ideas and co-ordinate the introduction of these changes with supporting documented procedures
  9. Conducts performance management and career development processes, and staffing and disciplinary actions

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful will benefit from having:

  • A College or University degree and/or relevant work experience is required
  • Experience of Fund Accounting is required Supervisory experience is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • The role will require the ability to deal confidently and articulately with internal and external counter parties
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are required
  • Leadership and organizational skills are needed to prioritize assignments and provide feedback to staff
  • Ability to set priorities and manage deadlines, escalating issues where necessary
  • Good team player, self-starter, flexible, with the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

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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