Accountant, Fund Accounting (Alternatives)

Basel-City, Switzerland
11 Jun 2021
11 Jul 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:

Our Fund Accounting department are seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our team in Basel.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • NAV calculation and administration of alternative products (Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Debt, Hedge Funds)
  • Accounting and processing of year-end closings and distributions
  • Execution and monitoring of investments and related payments
  • Reporting and administration services for Limited Partners
  • Responding to client requests and regular contact and interaction with Asset Manager and other internal and external parties
  • Client specific reporting
  • Set Up of new products and implementation of new processes and workflows
  • Audit Liaison

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having: 

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are an advantage, as well as strong numeric flair
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills are required to effectively interact with clients and partners. Fluency in German is required
  • The ability to work inclusively in a team environment as well as an individual contributor, exhibiting initiative and flexibility to meet client expectations.
  • Ability to work effectively to multiple competing deadlines.
  • Interested in fund administration and middle-office activities
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office and ability to quickly learn new IT Applications
  • Accurate way of working, good attention to detail

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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