Northern Trust Senior Accountant - 66997 in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5669375 Responsible for the more complex accounting and analytical activities and projects with minimal supervision. Responsible for Corporate consolidation and reporting of financial results for the total corporation in conformity with rigorous standards for accuracy and timeliness required by the corporation and other external bodies. Must demonstrate analytical skills in preparing financial reports. The ability to research, resolve and communicate complex accounting or reporting issues as they arise is a requirement.

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1. Responsible for the consolidation and analysis of monthly financial results. 2. Prepares and reviews periodic financial statements on a consolidated basis. 3. Responsible for specialized accounting areas within Corporate financial reporting (such as derivative accounting, Basel reporting, equity based compensation). 4. Assists in the preparation, completion, and documentation of all relevant SEC and other regulatory reporting. 5. Responsible for the setup and accounting for complex multi-tier investment entities. 6. Acts as a key contact for various internal and external partners with the ability to communicate succinctly and interpret financial results in non-technical accounting terms to business leaders. 7. Recommend and implements process improvements identified in day to day work. 8. Perform various analyses to assess the impact of financial strategies on the financial position and operating results of the organization. 9. Research and resolves complex accounting transactions and reporting issues, where some expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines and/or processes. 10. Work with various internal and external partners on cross-function processes or projects providing analytical and procedurally represent the team. 11. May work closely with senior management on due diligence needed for acquisitions of companies or portfolios. 12. Develop in-depth knowledge of all financial reporting systems and demonstrate the ability and the desire to share the knowledge in the form of training to lower level staff.

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Thorough business and technical accounting knowledge, acquired through 4-6 years of corporate or industry experience. Experience in regulatory and statutory financial reporting with a large organization. Ability to meet strict deadlines by multi-tasking and prioritizing various assigned deliverables. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience in leading or champion new corporate initiatives. Requires attention to detail and solid documentation techniques.

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Undergraduate degree in Accounting is required. MBA or other advanced degree a plus. CPA certification strongly preferred.

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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.

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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.

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As of September 30, 2017, Northern Trust Corporation had:

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$131 billion in banking assets$7.8 trillion in assets under custody$9.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration$1.1 trillion in assets under management

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