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Consultant, Investor Accounting, HFS at Northern Trust

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Northern Trust Hedge Fund
Services is a global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets
of complex hedge funds. The successful candidate will be an ambitious
self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function in a dynamic,
fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong
technical accounting background.

Major Duties:

• Prepare monthly/quarterly fund investor allocations

• Review fund documents in order to interpret and execute allocation

• Prepare year end financial highlights and share capital disclosures for
financial statements

• Interact with clients and other Hedge Fund Services teams to obtain
understanding of funds' activities and troubleshoot issues

• Work directly with new clients for coordination of system preparations
during implementations

• Work closely with allocation vendor and internal technology resources to
troubleshoot issues and scope new or desired functionality

• Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical
process with the use of technology


• Excellent Excel and MS Office skills

• Detail-oriented and accurate in a fast-paced environment;

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with internal
and external parties;

• Proven ability to organize a demanding workload;

• Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;

• Self-motivation and an ability to work in a demanding and progressive
environment meeting deadlines.

• Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team

• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with accuracy


• Technical accounting background

• Experience with hedge funds, private equity funds, investment management
and/or financial services preferred

• CPA preferred

• Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Accounting strongly preferred, Master
degree a plus

• Big 4 public accounting experience a plus

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