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Accountant, Property
 
Role
Our team provides Property Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting and Relationship Management services to our clients. The team is regarded as the leading provider of Fund Administration services to the Irish Real Estate market.
This role will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop both knowledge and experience in a dynamic and varied client environment and represents an exciting opportunity for career growth and development  within EMEA..

Responsibilities
Financial Reporting
Preparation of interim and annual financial statements for Property Funds 
Active liaison with clients and external auditors, dealing with audit queries.
Ensuring agreed client service levels and regulatory filing deadlines are met.
Oversee the preparation of regulatory returns, including compliance reports, Central Bank and CSO returns.

Fund Accounting
Develop an understanding of accounting requirements for Property Funds.
Collection of relevant information to facilitate production of management accounts (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual) which are used for the calculation of NAVs (Net Asset value per shares).
Issue NAVs accurately and within defined timeframes.
Organise payment of operating expenses.
Liaise with new clients and internal partners to determine and understand fund structures and level of detail required to produce management accounts which are used to support striking of NAVs.

Client Servicing
Responsible to provide unrivalled client satisfaction and continuously improve the department’s performance to clients (internal and external).
Effective communication with clients, investors and associated parties on fund activities.
Liaise with clients and internal partners to ensure that operating arrangements are clearly established on inception of a fund.
Ensure that documentation, legal and compliance issues are complete.
To understand the purpose of and gain the critical background knowledge of Funds assigned to the team.
To keep abreast of current activities in the REIF’s market as well as industry and regulatory developments.
Dealing with client queries.
Develop an understanding of internal departments and liaising with them.

Purchase and Sale of Property Investments
Develop an understanding of the structures  of property transactions.
Develop an Understanding of  the processes and approvals required for property transaction.
Co-ordination of approval process.
Collation of documentation / record maintenance.

Skills / Experience
Be on course towards gaining or hold a Professional Accounting Qualification 
Knowledge and appreciation of accounting principals and standards of ( Irish/UK GAPP and IFRS).
Willingness to acquire knowledge of the Irish regulatory regimes as they relates to Property Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting.
Previous client servicing experience in order to resolve queries and agree timetables is preferable.
Knowledge of or willingness to quickly gain knowledge of Property Fund Administration.
High level of communication skills would be beneficial.
Demonstrates understanding of the need for high-touch client service.
Ability or willingness to participate in systems development projects.
Demonstrates commitment to producing high quality work and to timeframes required.
Strong knowledge  of Excel
Previous exposure to Accountancy software.

About Northern Trust
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.1 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$7.6 trillion in assets under custody
$1.1 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets 


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