Northern Trust

Sr Fund Accountant, Financial Reporting

Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
12 Jun 2024
12 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 fund entities under Northern Trust Guernsey's administration—including open and closed-ended investment funds—are prepared promptly, accurately, and to the highest standards.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Preparing the timetable for accounts production.
  • Designing Proforma accounts on Excel/Word, ensuring that layout, content & disclosures are in accordance with the Principal Documents of the fund, legal, GAAP (UK, IFRS, US) and other requirements.
  • Planning and co-ordinating the dividend process with clients and third party boards.
  • Liaising with other teams regarding the closing down of the accounting periods.
  • Compiling the accounts using Excel/Word workbooks, including drafting corporate governance reports.
  • Co-ordinating the audits and resolving audit queries.
  • Submitting GFSC and Stock Exchange notifications and announcements.
  • Understands key compliance issues.
  • Lead by example and promote teamwork.
  • Review of financial statements produced by more junior members of the Guernsey team and other teams to which Guernsey FR outsource work (Ireland, Luxembourg, Manila).
  • Attendance at audit committee meetings to present accounts / dividend calculations.

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Thorough Knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS / UK GAAP) and Guernsey Company Law
  • Experience in preparing accounts in fund / financial services environment
  • 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 (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.

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

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