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.
Role / Department :
An opportunity has arisen for the role of Accountant in the Private Equity Team. The team provides Fund Administration and Accounting, Financial Reporting and Administration Services to our clients.
This role will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with a senior accountant or officer to develop both knowledge and experience of a dynamic and varied client environment and represents an exciting opportunity to work with a number of niche asset managers.
Key responsibilities of the role may include :
Preparation of the financial statements for Private Equity Funds and holding companies under the supervision of the Senior Accountant / Officer.
Ensuring the financial statements are finalised and filed within the regulatory deadlines.
Working with the client to agree on the quarterly and year end reporting templates, ensuring compliance with relevant GAAPs and regulations.
Liaison with clients and external auditors, dealing with audit queries and ensuring a smooth running of the year end and interim audit process.
Preparation and review of regulatory returns, including compliance reports, BCL and CSSF reports.
Preparation and review of the NAVs within defined timeframes.
Bookkeeping and reviewing accounting entries, including restructuring, acquisitions and disposal of investments, under the supervision of the Senior Accountant / Officer.
Liaison with clients to determine fund structure and level of detail required to support striking of NAV.
Performing the bank reconciliation ensuring they are completed within the required internal deadlines.
Liaison with other internal departments such as Transfer Agency, Legal, Compliance, Custody and Company Secretarial as and when required.
Assist with the capital call / distribution process, including preparation of the relevant accounting batches.
To ensure investor queries are responded to on a timely basis.
To ensure all investor static data is accurate.
The successful candidate will benefit from having :
Knowledge and experience in Private Equity Fund Administration.
Demonstrates commitment to producing high quality work and to timeframes required.
Excellent organisational skills
Knowledge of Investran would be an advantage
Part qualification to a Professional Accounting Qualification would be an advantage but not required
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.