Northern Trust

Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
10 Jun 2024
10 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.

Role/ Department:

The Guernsey Financial Reporting team has a senior accountant position open. The team is responsible for ensuring that the financial statements of a complex multi-billion dollar book of fiduciary clients within the Institutional Asset Owner & Global Family office fiduciary Team are prepared promptly, accurately, and to the highest standards.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Maintenance of accounting system records, including bank reconciliations and accruals accounting. Process is semi-automated and involves clearing exceptions.
  • Preparation of financial reporting for client entities including Trusts and Companies, in accordance with best practice, relevant reporting standards and professional and regulatory requirements and on a timely basis.
  • Liaison with relationship and account managers to ensure all key accounting activity has been captured and accounted for appropriately in accord with FRS102 / IFRS or relevant accounting standards.
  • Coordination of the audit process (if necessary)

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Thorough Knowledge of accounting standards (FRS102 / IFRS) and Guernsey Trust / Company Law.
  • Experience in preparing accounts in a financial services / fiduciary environment.
  • Experience of preparing accounts for consolidated groups (100% owned) would be an advantage.
  • Good IT skills – Excel to Intermediate level, including pivot tables / Word / Teams
  • Accurate with attention to detail
  • Time Management and organisational skills
  • Team Worker
  • Qualified Accountant (CAT/ACCA or ACA)

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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