Sr Accountant, Fund Administration, Hedge Fund Services

Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
16 Oct 2020
Ref
83029
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

The job involves working for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, a Global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds. The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function as an effective and strategic member in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong technical accounting background, experience working within the Financial Services industry and a proven track record of working well with and leading others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review month end net asset valuation packages
  • Review year-end Financial Statements and work directly with external auditors and client to ensure accuracy of each fund’s annual reports
  • Interact with client and other shared services teams to obtain understanding of funds’ activities on a month to month basis
  • Work closely with technology resources to problem solve and improve processes that increase scalability
  • Drive the accounting responsibilities related to new client launches and conversions
  • Assist in building a high-performance team through learning, development and recruiting
  • Actively participate within Financial Control working groups responsible for executing strategic initiatives
  • Work integrally with international partners to troubleshoot queries and provide feedback related to the compilation of the month end net asset valuation packages

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with accuracy
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
  • Client focused

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience
  • Experience with Investment Management and/or Financial Services; Hedge Fund specific a plus
  • CPA designation a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting, Master’s degree a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting experience a plus

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.

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

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