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ROLE The Private Equity department has been based in Limerick since 2007. The Private Equity team consists of a team of 31 dynamic partners and continues to grow. Our clients include some of the most highly successful Private Equity houses globally. We use best-in-breed systems and cutting edge technology to deliver excellent service to our clients. Recently Northern Trust was named Global Private Equity Fund Administrator of the Year by the Global Investor Group.
This is an opportunity for an individual who is proficient in accounting and excellent client service delivery to work in the fund administration function including Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting, Transfer Agency & Custody for a range of Private Equity Entities within a team.
The incumbent will be responsible for administering an allocation of PE clients in order to achieve deliverables assigned to them by the client and department management to a level synonymous with existing standards of the department.
Preparation & review of the valuations, NAV's and Financial Statements for Private Equity Entities
Preparation & review of consolidation calculations for Private Equity Entities
Lead the external audit process ensuring that all audit queries are closed out in a timely and accurate manner
Accurate and timely preparation & review of all reporting and recording tasks including investment portfolios
Accurate preparation & review of the TA function for the PE Entities in your allocation
Ensure all relevant filings on behalf of the Entity are completed accurately and on time
Ensure that operational procedures and checklists are followed and accurately completed
Accurate preparation & review of Central Bank Statistical returns in a timely manner
To communicate effectively with management on all matters relevant to their allocation
Ensure the timely preparation & review of ancillary tasks - fee/invoice administration & payment, PAYE/PRSI, VAT returns, filing requirements/report preparation etc.
Fulfil additional, relevant tasks appropriate to the role and business requirements
Complete/review any client/investor queries or requests in a timely and accurate manner
Deliver a high quality service to clients through facilitating and promoting accurate, timely completion/review of all assigned tasks and requests for information from both external and internal sources
Participate in periodic client service calls process including meeting set up, agenda setting, minutes, logs and action point documentation and administration
Identify efficiencies where possible with due regard for risk management
Backfill for the Team Lead as required
Assist other colleagues as required, support the team in times of high work volumes, impart knowledge to newer team members as necessary
Support outsourcing and improvement projects as required
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
Qualified Accountant preferred, 5 years PQE
Relevant experience in the accountancy profession or in the fund industry in a valuations / fund accounting / financial reporting role
Excellent Decision making ability
Excellent PC Skills:- Word & Excel
Good organisational, planning and time management skills
Excellent attention to detail
Knowledge of financial reporting and investment accounting knowledge
Ability to work to tight deadlines & work under pressure
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.