Northern Trust

Sr Consult, Fin Reporting

Limerick, Ireland
07 Jun 2024
07 Jul 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.


Financial Reporting – Senior Consultant

Reporting to a Divisional Manager or Head of Financial Reporting Ireland Operations – Limerick

Responsible for identifying and interpreting changes to accounting standards and regulations that will impact the client allocation within the department, as well as liaising with external audit firms to develop solutions regarding the impact of such changes.

The candidate will be responsible in assisting with the review of financial statements across the department in addition to identifying and implementing best practice across teams. The candidate will work closely with the training department to identify training needs and develop best practice solutions for Ireland FR and our outsourced locations.

The candidate will also work the management team with regards to client servicing, new business opportunities and client due diligence presentations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing best practice within the department to provide unrivalled client satisfaction and continuously improve the department’s performance to clients (internal and external) year on year.
  • Responsible for the reviewing and delivery of financial statements where required to ensure they are compliant with current accounting and regulatory requirements.
  • Become the primary point of contact with each of the our associated Audit Firms, work closely with the Audit Firms and facilitate technical briefs and updates for the department, thereby keeping abreast of industry and regulatory developments.
  • Represent Northern Trust Financial Reporting at relevant external forums which have impact on our business.
  • Identify training and development needs and establish performance standards for the department.
  • Guide staff in the resolution of non-routine and complex financial reporting issues.
  • Liaise with Compliance and other relevant internal stakeholders where required.

Skills / Experience

  • Must have proven experience in the investment management industry acquired through working in the fund administration, asset management or securities operations industry or audit industry.
  • Financial reporting experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building qualities and ability to motivate a team.
  • Strong communication, first class presentation and internal and external client-servicing skills.
  • Evidence of successful negotiation skills
  • Detailed knowledge of both onshore and offshore funds administration. In particular Irish/UK GAAP and IFRS experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Irish regulatory regime as it relates to Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting.
  • Knowledge of the leading Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting systems. Experience with vendors preferred (Bloomberg, Reuters etc.).
  • Understanding of how Fund Accounting systems link and interface to other systems.
  • Ability to provide input into long term strategy for department.
  • Client Service: Experience of representing businesses to current clients via presentations etc. Instil a client service culture among staff and ensure that all clients receive a quality service.
  • People Management: Experience of designing and implementing development plans, training plans, best practice solutions for all levels of staff in various locations
  • Be an effective communicator, motivator, coach and mentor.
  • Business Management: As a manager, jointly manage the ongoing success of NT Ireland.

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.

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

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