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 The Northern Trust Co. is seeking a Specialist, Accounting in Chicago, IL

 with the following job duties: 

 

 

- Partner with different business and operational lines to ensure that support is provided by Controllers as their businesses expand, develop and grow, including, but not limited to, the build out of new products, locations, and systems;  

- Act as U.S. Finance lead on the implementation of a global Demand Deposit Account (DDA) system; serve as Account Owner and sub-ledger owner, from a Finance perspective, for accounts and systems managed outside Finance;  

- Maintain data integrity and accurate controls for multiple accounting sub-ledgers and their linkage with the Oracle PeopleSoft general ledger;

- Monitor finance processes related to banking operations for Controllers department and monthly financial close using Midas, Summit and Spectrum applications and investigate and resolve any issues arising from these processes that impact the Corporation’s financial reporting; 

- Monitor finance processes related to trust and custody operations for Controllers department and monthly financial close using FundMaster (AS/400) application and investigate and resolve any issues arising from these processes that impact the Corporation’s financial reporting;

- Serve as project lead for new Oracle software design, testing and implementation;

-Work with the Business and Operations teams to ensure that their Balance Sheet accounts are appropriately substantiated;

- Understand and own the end to end process flow, acting as the link between the front/middle office, Operations and Finance;

- Review processes, controls and systems within and outside of Finance to ensure that the risk of misstatement of the Corporation’s financial statements is appropriately mitigated; investigate issues affecting financial and regulatory reporting, document issues and conclude on new or improved controls required; - Review SOX documentation and work with the business to strengthen controls to ensure the integrity of the financial statements.

REQUIREMENTS:


- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting and 6 years related experience. 

 

- Prior experience must include the following:


Maintain data integrity and accurate controls for multiple accounting sub-ledgers and their linkage with the Oracle PeopleSoft general ledger (4 years);


Monitor finance processes related to banking operations for Controllers department and monthly financial close using Midas, Summit and Spectrum applications and investigate and resolve any issues arising from these processes that impact the Corporation’s financial reporting (6 years);


Monitor finance processes related to trust and custody operations for Controllers department and monthly financial close using FundMaster (AS/400) application and investigate and resolve any issues arising from these processes that impact the Corporation’s financial reporting (4 years);


Serve as project lead for new Oracle software design, testing and implementation (4 years).

 

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 September 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets

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