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ROLE Responsible for accurately reviewing and sign off on NAV calculations. To be the subject matter expert on the team for all fund specific requirements. To be able to take the lead in rolling out new system enhancements/procedures and collate and provide feedback from Fund Accounting to the different interest groups e.g. Training/BPA's.
Minimise errors in all deliverables at all stages
Ensuring all reconciliations positions are reconciled and monitored.
Develop and maintain an understanding of the industry and NT, in particular NT's systems, infrastructure and process data flows. Keeps abreast of emerging industry trends.
Demonstrate learning and experience.
To be the technical and subject matter expert on the team and handle all specific fund requirements.
Attend monthly technical meetings.
Provide assistance to employees in execution of daily operational activities.
Focus on the resolution of complex transactions, where expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines and/or processes.
Identify and respond to operational risk throughout the business unit. Create and sign off new procedures and Detailed Process Analysis Documentation (DPAD's) to combat operational risk.
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
Experience o Maintain an understanding of the industry and NT, in particular NT's systems, infrastructure and process/data flows. o Strong communication, first class presentation and internal and external client-servicing skills. o Evidence of successful negotiation skills
Systems o Detailed Knowledge of Enterprise and related Fund Accounting Applications o Experience with vendors preferred (Bloomberg, Reuters etc). o Understanding of how Fund Accounting systems link and interface to other systems and an appreciation of how to implement such interfaces. o Responsible for co-coordinating systems testing in the team. o Analytically and procedurally competent to represent the team on cross-function process or project deliverables. o Responsible for the rollout of new procedures within the team in consultation with BPA/Team leaders/NAV Managers.
Process Skills o Ability to provide input into long term strategy for department Client Service o Experience of representing businesses to current clients via presentations etc. o Instill a client service culture among staff and ensure that all clients receive a quality service. o Ensure accuracy and timings are consistently achieved within the team and when not achieved actively pursue a solution. Proactive in maintaining Service Level Agreements and recognises when the SLA needs to be amended. Ensure the team adheres to SLA and fund prospectus. o Collaborate and consult with project/assignment stakeholders with ease. Prepare and recommend solutions to project/assignment issues and risk factors. Provide regular updates to the stakeholders on project status
People Management o Experience of designing and implementing development plans, training plans, and succession plans for all levels of staff. o Be an effective communicator, motivator, coach and mentor. o Experience of designing and implementing development plans, training plans and succession plans for all levels of staff. o Leads by example and actively mentors and coaches individuals on the team. Provides guidance, knowledge and feedback to mentees. Mentors individuals and peers during a project/assignment. o Identify tasks to be completed by project team and ensure that they are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Ensure best use of resources and systems. Identify individual responsibilities as well as overall project team responsibilities and ensure that these are being met. o Identify and delegate projects/assignments and project tasks to individuals and peers. Maintain accountability for the projects/assignments. Provide feedback and recognition to the individuals and the project team as to how they are progressing.
Personal Development o Have the ability to develop further as the business grows. o Genuine committed interest in own career development Qualifications o Relevant Professional Qualifications o PC skills training. Personal Qualities o Disciplined, authoritative, determined. o Enthusiastic, good communicator, coach, mentor. o Confident, well-balanced and resilient. o Must be approachable and gain respect. o Results-oriented, ambitious, highly driven. o Enthusiasm to improve company performance and systems. o Staff motivator and trainer. o Ability to think and act creatively o Identifies solutions as well as issues o Takes initiative to improve areas outside of immediate responsibilities
About Northern Trust: Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.
Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve! We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.