Northern Trust

Accountant, Property Fund Accounting - Hybrid

Limerick, Ireland/Hybrid
22 Apr 2024
22 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 24,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Role/ Department:

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Accountant in the Real Estate and Infrastructure (REIF) Team. Our team provides Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting and Relationship Management services to our clients. The team is regarded as the leading provider of Fund Administration services to the Irish Real Estate market. This role will provide an opportunity for you to develop both knowledge and experience of a dynamic and varied client environment and represents an exciting opportunity to work with a number of niche asset managers.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

Financial Reporting

  • Preparation of interim and annual financial statements for Property Funds including the completion of consolidated financial statements for complex cross-border structures.
  • Active liaison with clients and external auditors, dealing with audit queries.
  • Ensuring agreed client service levels and regulatory filing deadlines are met.
  • Oversee the preparation of regulatory returns, including compliance reports, Central Bank and CSO returns.

Fund Accounting and Client Servicing

  • Develop an understanding of Fund Accounting requirements for Real Estate and Infrastructure Funds and to keep abreast of current activities in the
  • REIF market as well as industry and regulatory developments.
  • Collection of relevant information to facilitate production of NetAsset Values (“NAVs”) and management accounts and issue these accurately and within defined timeframes.
  • Understand the structure of property transactions and the process and approvals required
  • Assist with the payment of operating expenses.
  • Liaising with other internal departments such as Depositary, Legal, Transfer Agency, and Company Secretarial.
  • Responsible to provide unrivalled client satisfaction and continuously improve the department’s performance to clients (internal and external).
  • Ensure that operating arrangements are clearly established on inception of a fund.

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Be on course towards gaining or hold a Professional Accounting Qualification.
  • Previous experience in financial services or audit firm.
  • Knowledge of Irish/UK GAAP and IFRS and Irish regulatory /tax regime.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Previous Client Services experience.
  • Previous exposure to Accountancy software.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office(Excel and Word)

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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