Northern Trust

Senior Fund Accountant

11 Jun 2024
11 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.


Under direct supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible for the initial set up and maintenance of new Funds. The role will require involve strong communication between various internal departments while offering the opportunity to learn and upskill within a funds environment.

Major Duties

  1. Setup and maintenance in Fund data base
  2. Cooperation related with the launch of new investment products
  3. Setup of master data and calendar data in all relevant systems
  4. Setup of interfaces with the custodian, portfolio manager and sponsor
  5. Cooperation related with fund mergers
  6. Cooperation related with fund liquidations
  7. Cooperation related to other events such as transfers in kind, changes of administrators, changes of portfolio managers, changes of custodian banks, etc.
  8. Organization and coordination of meetings
  9. Responsible for identifying and resolving problems within established guidelines
  10. Expected to use some initiative but refer more complex problems to supervisors/experts
  11. Works effectively as a team member but also independently


  • Ability to work under time pressure.
  • Good organization and coordination skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Work experience in banking, preferably in asset management in the area of fund management.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Project management experience a plus

Experience Required

  • An Apprenticeship or equivalent education or some relevant work experience is preferred.
  • Fluent communication skills in German and good communication skills in English
  • Willingness to travel within Europe if necessary (Luxembourg, UK, Ireland & Poland)

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.

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

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