Accountant, Fund Accounting (Alternatives)


Accountant, Fund Accounting (Alternatives)

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.

Role/ Department:

Our Fund Accounting department are seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our team in Basel.
- dedicated team within fund accounting department taking care of alternative products
- 12 partners in the team
- covering mainly Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate but also Hedge Funds and Private Debt Products
- Team, number of products and product range is continuously growing
- Mainly institutional clients (pension funds, banks, investment foundations, etc.)

The key responsibilities of the role include:

• NAV calculation and administration of alternative products (Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Debt, Hedge Funds)
• Accounting and processing of year-end closings and distributions
• Execution and monitoring of investments and related payments
• Reporting and administration services for Limited Partners
• Responding to client requests and regular contact and interaction with Asset Manager and other internal and external parties
• Client specific reporting
• Set Up of new products and implementation of new processes and workflows
• Audit Liaison


Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:
• Good analytical and problem solving skills are an advantage, as well as strong numeric flair
• Good verbal/written communication skills are required to effectively interact with clients and partners. Fluency in German is required
• The ability to work inclusively in a team environment as well as an individual contributor, exhibiting initiative and flexibility to meet client expectations.
• Ability to work effectively to multiple competing deadlines.
• Interested in fund administration and middle-office activities
• Very good knowledge of MS Office and ability to quickly learn new IT Applications
• Accurate way of working, good attention to detail


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 

Northern Trust AG
Ms Aileen Lalor
Recruitment Consultant
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