Northern Trust

Mgr Fnd Governance Sltns (FGS)

Chicago, IL
29 Nov 2023
29 Dec 2023
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

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.

Major Duties:

  1. Oversees the workflow of the team including but not limited to disclosure and regulatory filings, board support, compliance and non-routine regulatory items.  Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of all service level requirements.
  2. Interfaces with clients including attendance at board meetings.  May serve as main point of contact for some clients and serve in official capacity when needed in relation to their funds
  3. When needed, review the work performed by the group and serve as subject matter expert for compliance and related SEC rules and regulatory developments
  4. Acts as point of contact for regulatory examinations and internal and external audits of fund governance related topics
  5. Assist with regulatory filings (i.e. registration statements, financial reports, proxy materials, Forms N-Q, N-CSR, N-CEN, N-CR, N-PX and 24f-2, etc.), board support (i.e. drafting agendas, notices, resolutions and planning and preparation for meetings), onboarding of new clients and other matters when circumstances dictate.
  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. Conducts performance management and career development processes, provides input for staffing and disciplinary actions and provides hands-on training to staff
  10. Develops periodic goals, organizes the work, sets short-term priorities, monitors all activities, and ensures timely and accurate completion of the work.
  11. Provides input and support to budget management process


  • Leadership and organizational skills are required to develop periodic goals and to manage and motivate team members towards the goals set.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize competing tasks that require the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with clients, members of Boards of Trustees, Fund counsel, chief compliance officers, auditors and financial printers.
  • Knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, is required.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills are required.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of security types and investment mandates.
  • Knowledge of mutual fund operations is preferred.
  • Must be highly flexible and adaptable to change.


  • A College or University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field and/or relevant proven work experience is required.  
  • A JD is preferred but not required.  
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience working for a mutual fund organization (adviser or otherwise), a mutual fund administrator or service provider, the investment management practice of a law firm, or with the SEC or other regulatory agency is required. Previous managerial experience preferred but not required.

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. #MadeForGreater

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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