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The role is within Northern Trust’s growing UK Fund Accounting team.  This team looks after more than 10% of all UK Authorised Funds for numerous Fund Management clients.  The role is to work within a centralised Financial Reporting oversight team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the oversight and sign off of all client’s Report & Accounts and distributions whereby the production of these functions is located in another jurisdiction.
 
The key responsibilities of the role include:

To oversee, review & sign off the timely production of another jurisdiction’s UT, OEIC, and CIF interim and final report and accounts.  This will include sign-off of distribution rates and proofing of SORP accounts to the required standard.  
Communicate professionally & effectively with other NT Departments, Trustees/Depositaries, Custodians, Auditors, and Clients (the Fund Management Companies to which we provide a service), ensuring that they are more than satisfied at all times.
To deliver a quality service to our clients and take the necessary corrective and preventative actions to ensure all KPI deadlines and quality standards are met.
Support the development of the production jurisdiction and actively provide feedback on performance to local managers.
Continually assess the oversight team’s processes to improve efficiency, reduce risk or cost, as well as assisting in the enhancement of revised departmental procedures for use as a training tool.

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

The applicant should currently hold a senior analyst or senior accountant position, or previously held that position within another financial services environment.
As an absolute minimum the job holder should have passed the required FCA Training & Competence exams (or have been “Grandfathered”); however, additional qualifications are expected.
Excellent interpersonal skills for liaising with other members within their team, other internal department, Trustees/Depositaries, Custodians, Auditors and the Fund Management Companies to which we provide a service.
Able to work under pressure to achieve the timetabled deadlines for delivery to our client’s deliverables, with a mature approach.
Possess strong written skills with numerical and computer literacy - including strong spread sheet skills with Excel plus Word, Lotus Notes and Invest One Enterprise.
A good knowledge of the FCA regulations pertaining to Unit Trusts and OEICs i.e. COLL, and the most recent IA SORP.

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.

Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion. 

As of March 31,2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$122 billion in banking assets 
 

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