Financial Reporting Accountant – 6 months FTC

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
06 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
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Job Title- Financial reporting Accountant

Department-Financial Reporting

Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. We specialise in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to both institutional and personal clients. The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe.


  • Preparation and review of Annual and Interim Financial Statements for Funds.
  • Preparation and review of annual tax reporting data due to tax agents.
  • Auditor & Client liaison.

Task Description

  • Preparation and review of Annual and Interim Financial Statements for Funds.
  • Preparation and review of annual tax reporting data due to tax agents.
  • Auditor & Client liaison.
  • Supporting the global operations teams to deliver a quality product through efficient issue resolution, proactive client engagement, and effective deliverable planning (examples).
  • Primary client facing Financial Reporting subject matter expert for service delivery impacting matters.
  • Maintains governance and responsibility for operational process within the Financial Reporting department.
  • Ensure regulatory requirements requiring changes to operational process are met.
  • Participate in operations fast board meetings if required.
  • Own required processing to fully resolve inquiries consistent with client SLA.


Education & Knowledge

  • Degree in accounting, finance, economics or equivalent. Qualified/part-qualified Accountant.
  • Knowledge of some or all Accounting Standards, (Lux GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP, UK SORP) and tax reporting desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as this role requires interaction at all levels of the organisation and externally, fluent English necessary.
  • Demonstrates initiative in undertaking all processes, which may have an impact on efficiency and client satisfaction.
  • Technically competent to act as first point of reference for day-to-day client queries, and serve as a liaison to related areas.

IT Skills

  • Excellent desktop, IT and systems skills. Experience of Sungard InvestOne or Confluence systems advantageous. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word essential.

Personal Skills

  • Demonstrates excellent analytical, consultative, communication and judgment skills.
  • Ability to work in a structured pattern, setting priorities and meeting deadlines.

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

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 ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.

As Northern Trust is a financial organisation; all new employees will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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