Accountant, Client Expenses

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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.

As a Northern Trust employee (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.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

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.

Role/ Department:

This position is required within the Client Expenses team with the successful individual based in Limerick and reporting directly to the locally based Client Expenses Team Lead.

The Ireland Client Expenses Team is responsible for the payment of Third Party, Management, Performance and Directors fee payments along with the calculation and filing of all related tax returns. The team is also responsible for the preparation and review of client budgets on a quarterly basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in fund administration although we are also keen to hear from candidates who believe they have a transferable skillset. Successful candidates will receive a mix of classroom and on the job training to become operational in the role.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Payment of client Third Party, Management, Performance and Directors Fees to agreed Service Level Agreements.
  • Calculation and review of all related client tax returns, PAYE/PRSI/VAT, for filing with the Irish Revenue Commissioners to agreed timelines.
  • Deliver high quality service to customers by accurate, timely completion of all assigned tasks (which may be part of larger processes) and requests for information.
  • Ensure all emails received from clients and the business are responded to and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Build strong working relationships with clients, suppliers and contacts in other business units
  • Liaise with new clients and other operational departments to onboard new clients effectively.
  • Perform tasks under supervision of defined processes or procedures and check for errors. Ensure procedures in relation to above tasks are adhered to.
  • Involvement in process improvement projects, as required.
  • Assist other colleagues as appropriate.
  • Act as effective team member within the unit and with other units by imparting knowledge as appropriate.
  • Skills/ Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Previous experience within Financial Services, Fund administration or Account Payable.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent PC skills especially MS Excel
  • Ability to assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve in a timely basis
  • Ability to work in a team environment effectively to ensure critical deadlines are met
  • Working with Us:

    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. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

    Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

    Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

    Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

    Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    And Finally

    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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