Northern Trust

Analyst, Institutional Fund Accounting

Tempe, AZ/Hybrid
23 May 2024
03 Jun 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.

The Unitized Valuation and Reporting Services (UVRS) department is a growth department within the Northern Trust Global Fund Services Practice which values over a trillion dollars of assets daily. The UVRS group provides daily NAVs and/or Market Value of Client’s Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit, and other large Institutional clients accounting portfolios. In addition, UVRS provides annual reporting statements to clients and their auditors.

Summary of Role:

The Institutional Fund Accounting Analyst works on daily valued accounts to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the Client’s Daily NAVs and Annual reporting. The Analyst is an entry level position which provides further career opportunities within the practice and other areas within Northern Trust.

The key responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Determines Net Asset Value (NAV) for Defined Contribution (401K) and/or Defined Benefit (Pension) plans on a daily basis.
  • Reviews and manages the daily valuation NAV production cycle for assigned clients and assist junior team members
  • Ensure monthly / annual reporting deliverables including 5500’s supplemental reports are delivered timely
  • Provides valuations of client’s portfolio including holdings of Mutual Funds and Separately Managed fixed, equity or derivative assets.
  • Demonstrate through examples / evidence of strong operations on researching and resolving exceptions according to procedures within scheduled timeframes.
  • Able to work in a team environment providing accurate client’s NAV accuracy. Completes performance and benchmarking tasks.
  • Reviews reconciliation reports for income, cash, stock breaks and helps to resolve them daily.
  • Audit and resolve exceptions on assigned accounts according to procedures and within scheduled timeframes.
  • Assist in the timely preparation of reports and financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and performance standards.
  • Record and respond to partner and client inquiries resolving exceptions related to accounts.
  • Value funds on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Expected to use some initiative but refer more complex problems to supervisors/experts


  • Experience within Institutional Fund Accounting, 401K Valuations, and/or Mutual Fund Valuation
  • A College or University business degree and / or relevant work experience is required
  • Knowledge of FIS Global Invest One Accounting Application, Bloomberg, and Microsoft 365 applications
  • Flexible, team player, and ability to work under pressure in a daily environment
  • Security Valuation and Industry knowledge a plus
  • Attention to detail and multi-tasking skills are required to value the funds in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ability to absorb information quickly, work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy

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

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.

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