TheFund Accounting Change and Transformational Team for Reporting is responsiblefor designing, building, and deploying innovative solutions in the Reportingspace of the Fund Administration business.
Theobjectives of the Team includes, but are not limited to thefollowing :
Establisha standard operating model across catered locations
Optimizeplatform capabilities and data feeds
Developa straight through process flow with upstream teams
Enhancethe external audit management with data owners
Enablean exception-based review process
Theteam’s main client are the Financial Reporting and Regulatory Reportingoperational teams. The output reports are prepared by the operational teams ona cyclical basis (e.
g, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annually) dependingon the team in accordance with regulatory guidelines in the home country (e.
g.,Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland,U.K.and U.S).
Agood understanding of the Financial Reporting and / or Regulatory Reportingprocess is key for the job holder to execute the project activities.
Theactivities to be performed revolve around the Design-Develop-Executemodel.
Executeproject activities using agreed methodology with detailed documentation (e.g.,tests, research, process understanding, presentation)
Demonstratetechnical adeptness on the process and systems through proactive discussionswith the team
Providetimely status reports of activities within the team and certain stakeholders,especially issues and risks that can affect projecttimelines
Coordinatewith stakeholders for which the activities have dependencies from (e.g., systemcapability owners, upstream data owners, Reporting operationalteams)
Coordinateactivities with dependency stakeholders including setting up discussions,establishing workflows and raise / close-out issues
Activelyparticipate in team huddles and meetings
Sharebest practices to improve project approach andmethodologies
Completeproject activities according to agreed timeline
FocusedClient Relationships strong client servicing mind set andskills
PersonalCourage Adaptable to change, adopting new processes and seeks continuousdevelopment opportunities, shows accountability to ensure team targets areachieved
Excellencein Execution Quality & deadline focused, strong organization skills andthe ability to prioritize tasks, strong attention todetail
Diversity,Inclusion & Respect demonstrates a polite and friendly manner whenworking with colleagues and clients, works to assist others in a courteousmanner
InnovativeThinking ability to identify and communicate ways to improve processes,services and drive productivity
EffectiveCommunication communicates effectively (verbal and written) up to seniorlevels
NorthernTrust Savvy Demonstrates good knowledge of Northern Trust and buildsknowledge of function (post joining) including standard, processes / proceduresrequired for tasks and has the ability to impart this knowledge effectivelywith more junior staff members
At least2 years of financial statement preparation or assurance services in an AuditFirm, or financial institution;
Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting or Finance
CertifiedPublic Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable
Backgroundin regulatory / statutory reporting will be preferred
Experienceon transitions / consolidation of various systems and completing necessaryreconciliations (preferred)
Experienceon tax and regulatory reporting (preferred)
Knowledgeof accounting and regulatory concepts, financial instruments and productsacquired through studies and related work experience
Excellentdesktop, IT and systems skills. Experience of Sungard InvestOne fund accountingplatform or Confluence Unity / FundARC Suite financial reporting systemsadvantageous.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
EssentialKnowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP, Lux GAAP, Swiss GAAP or IFRS through studiesand / or work experience (preferred)
Knowledgeof related systems : Bloomberg, Reuters (preferred)
Excellentinterpersonal skills, as this role requires interaction at all levels of theorganization and externally, fluent English necessary.
Forfurther information, and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button below.