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Manager, Financial Reporting (Client Valuation Reporting)

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Position Summary:  

Manager would be responsible for overseeing a highly technical team that supports CVR by connecting system partners to the business to resolve complex systematic issues.  The role requires a knowledgeable and tenured manager that can coach and develop a team of experts, but also step in and help resolve issues during high volume times and during system implementations.  The role requires someone locally within the US that has at least 10 years of trust/custody, accounting and NT system knowledge that can effectively and proactively communicate with the business, system partners and with external clients. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work with IT consultants and/or IT management on complex issues that have been escalated.
  • Identify system or process changes (domestic or global) impacting reporting and, if necessary, work with designated IT partners on long term resolutions that will prevent reoccurrences of the issues identified
  • If member of team identifies a system or process change (domestic or global) impacting reporting, provide the appropriate oversight so that designated SIR partner works directly with IT on long term resolutions that will prevent reoccurrences of the issues identified
  • If and as needed, act as a backup to research and guide the resolution of accounting issues that are raised to the team
  • Assist IT partners where needed to facilitate the resolution of issues requiring business review
  • Review SIR response times, volumes, and stats. Analyze the data and present to leadership in a clear and concise manner
  • Ensure that for leading SIRs, the team requests root cause analyses and as needed, procedural changes are implemented to eliminate the leading SIRs
  • Along with IMS/GFA, Fundmaster, ART and AIM this partner needs to be knowledgeable on other core accounting systems such as HTF (Historical Transaction File), TIA (Trust Investment Accounting), VRP (Valuations Reporting Process) among numerous other internal NT systems
  • Hold regular team meetings to set and discuss goals within team and department that aligns with the organization’s goals/initiatives
  • Identify, coach and develop talent/leaders for succession planning and partners’ personal career growth
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with operations groups and internal support and system teams in order to effectively resolve CVR system/reporting issues
  • Display a balanced cross-functional perspective while collaborating with the business to improve efficiency and productivity
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS: 
  • Proven strong leadership and people management skills.  Able to drive partner engagement and performance through mentoring, coaching and developing talent of team members.
  • Ability to think strategically and influence business decisions and change 
  • Excellent oral communication, written communication, presentation and facilitation skills are required
  • Knowledge of Operations and business strategies are required to drive measurable business outcomes that enable achievement of financial goals
  • Functional/industry knowledge is required.  Knowledge of accounting and finance normally acquired through a four year degree program or related work experience is preferred to  provide support on  financial analysis and accounting duties
  • Ability to independently administer the performance management process for direct reports, including performance feedback and disciplinary actions
  • Strong knowledge of Operations and NT Systems
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and  gain capacity to  allow more focus on other value add tasks for our clients
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change
EXPERIENCE:
  • 10+ years Trust/Custody & Accounting experience plus 5+ years Management/Leadership  experience
  • College or University degree is required
  • Advanced degree and/or CPA is preferred

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 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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