Associate Accountant, Fund Accounting (Entry Level) - Boston, MA

Northern Trust
Boston, USA
15 May 2023
14 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We're excited and proud to expand our footprint into the Boston metro area to support our business growth. Our dynamic leadership team brings strategic vision and hands on collaboration for new joiners, giving them the opportunity to partner directly and build strong long term relationships. The opportunity and exposure in Boston is thriving and we can't wait to connect with you!

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.""

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world's most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service."""

Global Fund Services:

Global Fund Services (GFS) is a full-service provider of fund solutions to investment manager and fund company clients around the world. North America GFS Operations provides Fund Accounting and Administration, Custody Servicing, Investment Outsourcing Operations, Transfer Agency, and Investor Servicing. Our expert team of 900 partners across North America are solutions-oriented, innovative, and passionate about servicing clients and helping them execute their business strategies. We commit ourselves to ensuring our partners reach their full potential.

This is an entry-level position with great career path opportunities. Associate Accountant will go through Northern Trust's training program and will be able to complete the daily valuation of their assigned Clients. The candidate will be supported in a team environment as they continue to build on their accounting skills. The candidate should be willing to learn and adapt to change, have the ability to work in a team environment, and have a basic conceptual understanding of the financial markets. Analytical, attention to detail, as well organizational skills are required to research and resolve inquiries within scheduled timeframes to meet client deadlines while maintaining accuracy.

Major Duties
• Determine Net Asset Value (NAV) for defined contribution plans on a daily basis.
• Evaluate and reconcile funds including mutual, benchmark, commingled, and collective for production of client month-end reports for daily valuation.
• Analyze the impact of transactions, income positions, accruals, and corporate actions on the portfolio investment options.
• Audit and resolve exceptions on assigned accounts according to procedures and within scheduled timeframes.
• Assist in the timely preparation of reports and financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and performance standards.
• Record and respond to partner and client inquiries resolving exceptions related to accounts.
• Value funds on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
• Provide client portfolio and reporting.
• Serve as a resource to clients, partners, and members of the team for clarity, understanding, and information regarding your relationships.
• Utilize knowledge of client needs and business operations to assist with special requests of clients or other partner areas.
• Be part of all transitions, conversions and plan changes for each of your clients. i.e. Attend all meetings and stay involved with transition from start to finish.
• Assist Technical Coordinator in the nightly NAV review process.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance preferred or relevant work experience in Fund Accounting or Mutual Fund Accounting.
  • New grads with a Business degree may be considered.
  • Strong Excel skills and usage of a Macro/Access is plus.
  • Experience in Sun-Guard Systems (Invest-One) is a plus.
Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve!"Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

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 sustainable companies! Build your career with us and"apply today."#MadeForGreater

Reasonable accommodation

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We hope you're excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.

We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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