Northern Trust

Consultant, Financial Reporting

18 Apr 2024
17 May 2024
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:
Focus on resolution of complex core custody accounting and financial transactions, where investment accounting knowledge is required to interpret policies, guidelines and/or processes. Full ownership for one or more processes, reports and/or procedures. Analytically and procedurally competent, representing the team on accounting or project deliverables. Emerging as an expert in a client valuation reporting. May be in final stages of studying for relevant professional qualification or accreditation. Manage and consult daily operational activities, serve as a liaison to related areas, and supervise day-to-day work of junior level employees or other location’s output (but not a formal management role). Involve in consultative, problem solving, client engagement/onboarding projects. Demonstrate excellent analytical, consultative, communication, and judgment skills.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Focus on resolution of complex investment accounting transactions, where expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines and/or processes.
  • Ensures that team/division’s goal for accuracy and timeliness is maintained.
  • Analytically and procedurally competent, representing the team on client valuation reporting and projects deliverables
  • Escalates relevant and critical issues to management and all pertinent partners/clients in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Able to serve as a key subject matter expert and mentor other junior level employees.
  • More technically sound in area of expertise and has broader knowledge of other areas.
  • May manage daily operational activities and supervise day-to-day work of junior level employees (but not a formal management role).

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Experience in financial industry operations environment or through advanced degree. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) knowledge is required.
  • Strong understanding of Singapore Financial Reporting Standards is preferred.
  • Client communication, presentation, and consulting experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of financial industry operations and accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of investment accounting and financial instruments, specifically related to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), usually obtained through related course work or prior related experience is required to review reports for exceptions.
  • Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, or similar professional qualification is a plus.
  • Analytical skills are required to research and resolve inquiries. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Global (Asia Pacific) market practice knowledge is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Northern Trust’s core custody operations, system applications 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 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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