Senior Consultant, Financial Control

The job involves working for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, 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 as an effective and strategic member in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong technical accounting background, experience working within the Financial Services industry and a proven track record of working well with and leading others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Review month end net asset valuation packages
Prepare and review regulatory filings on behalf of client, as necessary (e.g. Form PF, CPO-PQR, AIFMD)
Review year-end Financial Statements and work directly with external auditors and client to ensure accuracy of each fund's annual reports
Interact with client and other shared services teams to obtain understanding of funds' activities on a month to month basis
Work closely with technology resources to problem solve and improve processes that increase scalability
Drive the accounting responsibilities related to new client launches and conversions
Assist in building a high-performance team through learning, development and recruiting
Actively participate within Financial Control working groups responsible for executing strategic initiatives
Work integrally with international partners to troubleshoot queries and provide feedback related to the compilation of the month end net asset valuation packages
Knowledge / Skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with accuracy
Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
Client focused
A minimum of 3+ years' experience
Experience with Investment Management and/or Financial Services; Hedge Fund specific a plus
CPA designation a plus
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Accounting, Master's 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 16,500 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, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$130 billion in banking assets

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