Analyst, Transfer Agency

Northern Trust Illinois , il

Posted 2 months ago

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

The Chicago US Fund Administration (Partnership Accounting) team was created to support the expansion plans of our Global Financial Service and Hedge Fund Accounting capabilities allowing us to provide solutions in the US alternatives market alongside the traditional fund administration markets.

The Analyst will:

  • Prepare and assist in the preparation and review of underlying investor reporting for Global Fund Services and Hedge Fund Accounting clients.

  • Verify/perform complex calculations for management fees, performance based fees and distribution activity within scheduled timeframes, while maintaining the integrity of capital account balances at both the fund and investor levels.

  • Work in a team environment, with complicated and complex fund structures.

  • Liaise with clients, auditors and fund accountants regarding accounting, financial statements, tax and reporting of entities administered by the US Fund Administration (Partnership Accounting) department in a timely, efficient and accurate manner adhering to the highest standards.

  • Verify/calculate complex transactions, audit portfolio reports, and research discrepancies on a weekly/monthly basis for accounts requiring special handling.

  • Prepare inquiry or independently resolve audit problems.

  • Verify financial information (capital balances, unit ownerships, rates of return, etc), ensuring that reports sent to the clients are accurate and delivered within scheduled timeframes.

  • Document client-specific procedures.

  • Maintain client profiles.

  • Monitor, resolve and respond to client/partner inquiries. Follow-through to conclusion.

  • Regularly communicate with clients/partners providing guidance and solutions regarding questions, discrepancies, or special procedures which arise in assigned accounts.

  • Prepare various year-end tax adjustments for client auditors/tax preparers.

  • Recommend process improvements, perform related duties as assigned, and participate in other work of the unit where volume or absence warrants.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills are required to research and resolve inquiries/issues.

  • Organizational skills are required to manage conflicting priorities and multi-task functions to ensure client reports are delivered within committed, scheduled timeframes.

  • Strong communication skills are required to facilitate the flow of information back and forth between clients, underlying investors, internal partners, and interested 3rd parties.

  • Successful Accountants/Administrators are self-motivated individuals, who are able to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced, client-focused, deadline-oriented environment.

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