Northern Trust

Consultant, Fund Administration, Hedge Fund Services

Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
20 Feb 2024
Closes
20 Mar 2024
Ref
109732
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Summary:

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 and the ability to work well with others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review month end net asset valuation packages
  • Prepare and/or review year-end Financial Statements and work directly with external auditors and client to ensure accuracy of each fund’s annual reports
  • 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
  • Assist with the accounting responsibilities related to new fund launches
  • Participate within Financial Control working groups responsible for executing strategic initiatives
  • Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical process with the use of technology

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with accuracy
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
  • Client focused

Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting, Master’s degree a plus
  • CPA designation a plus
  • Experience with Investment Management and/or Financial Services; Hedge Fund specific a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting experience a plus

A College or University degree and/or relevant proven work experience is preferred. Related Industry qualification (e.g. ACCA) is preferred Excellent oral and written communication skills are required In-depth Functional / Industry Knowledge is required Highly flexible and adaptable to change. Technical skills / systems knowledge is 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.

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 MyHRHelp@ntrs.com.

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.

Talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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