Northern Trust

Consultant, Fund Accounting

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24 Jun 2024
24 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.


The successful Consultant will be responsible for the oversight of Fund Administrative activities (Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting, Client Expenses, support services and external vendors). Interacts with various business areas and adheres to the oversight program in accordance with the outsourcing guideline. The Fund Accounting Consultant reviews and signs off Fund’s NAV and be the first point of reference for day-to-day queries related to fund administrative matters and serves as a liaison internally to ensure issue resolution.

Major Duties

  • Effectively perform oversight functions and adherence with oversight governance and control.
  • Ensure NAVs are accurate and delivered on a timely basis.
  • Assist client in resolving complex fund accounting issues and/or other fund administration matters.
  • Review interim and annual financial statements, active liaison with clients and external auditors to resolve audit queries and meeting regulatory audit filling deadlines
  • Maintain a sound level of KPIs and high touch client service quality and build professional rapport with client.
  • Prepare and participate in internal service review meeting on Fund Administrative functions delegated to offshore centers.
  • Conduct projects, sketched assignment as assigned by the Fund Administration Manager.
  • Assist in design and implementation of internal audit practices and procedures.


  • Strong technical skills in financial instruments
  • Good understanding of fund structures on accounting systems
  • Ability to perform fund expense analysis and expense processing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Independent, flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill.
  • Good organizational skill and time management.

Experience Required

  • A College or University degree and/or relevant proven work experience is required.
  • Related industry qualification is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of fund administration experience, with at least 2 years fund reviewer experience.
  • Experience with fund’s documentation and/or internal & external service level agreements review.
  • Knowledge of IFRS, SFRS and/or US GAAP
  • Knowledge of Singapore Fund Management regime, Singapore VCC and Cayman Islands fund structures.
  • Language – English (required), Mandarin language proficiency highly regarded.

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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