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The Non-Resident Alien (NRA) team is responsible for reviewing and preparing complex tax products in compliance with tax laws and regulations for all Northern areas except Banking and Benefit Payment Services. The team communicates with partners and clients worldwide and is responsible for ensuring NRA clients have proper documentation on file.

Major Duties:

  • Validates US tax documentation (Forms W-8BEN, ECI, EXP and IMY) using a software-based checklist.
  • Communicates issues regarding the validity of tax documentation with relationship and account managers.
  • Performs a review of activity in assigned accounts to check the classification of income and the calculation of withholding.
  • Makes adjustments and corrections of income classifications and related withholding.
  • Reconciles income and related withholding entries across multiple software platforms.
  • Prepares annual tax reporting for assigned client accounts on Form 1042-S. Participates in testing software upgrades and enhancements.
  • Participates in assigned special projects.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of applicable tax laws and regulations. Creates docket items for system enhancements and responsible for ensure proper tests are completed.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 1 year of accounting experience including tax preparation and research experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member where accuracy and timeliness of data are critical especially from January through April.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Excel or Access.
  • Strong problem solving skills/process oriented. Ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • Familiarity with IMS, OneSource, Web Cash Movement applications
  • College degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • System, project experience would be beneficial.


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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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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