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Specialist, Private Equity, Investor Accounting, HFS

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Summary:  The job involves a project-focused role for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, a global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds, private equity funds, and hybrids.  The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function as an effective and strategic leader in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment.  This individual will have a strong technical accounting background, private equity fund expertise, and a control minded focus.


 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with fund accounting teams to understand and solve business problems and build scalable operations to meet the service needs of a large portfolio of clients.

  • Analyze operational procedures and processes, working with the client service teams to identify areas for automation, to reduce risk and improve efficiency and control.

  • Interpret fund legal documents (LPA, PPM, etc.) and translate into accounting requirements.

  • Work closely with technology resources to troubleshoot issues and scope new or desired functionality.

  • Assist in building a high-performance team through learning, development, and mentoring.

  • Carry out complex initiatives involving multiple disciplines and/or ambiguous issues.


 

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):

  • Self-starter with good problem solving skills.

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity.

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, as this role requires interaction with multiple teams and partners.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize effectively.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • A willingness to learn and be creative within the role.

     

  • A minimum of 5 years of investment fund experience 

  • Experience with private equity funds, including carried interest waterfall calculations.

  • Bachelors degree with emphasis in accounting or finance

  • Excellent Excel and MS Office skills

 


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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