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DATE ADDED: Fri 21/02/2020

Sr Accountant

Chicago, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

This position is within the Functional Control team in the US. Controllers department, a team that provides the interface between the Business and Finance from a financial accounting, control and reporting perspective. The role has responsibility for working with the Business to make sure that the processes, systems and accounts that they own are appropriately controlled and reflected in the Corporation’s financial statements. The successful individual will play a significant role in the team, provide thought leadership and will be required to have strong interaction and working relationships with the business, operational and finance teams. The role will report to the US Functional Control Manager. Partner with different business and operational lines to ensure that support is provided by Controllers as their businesses expand, develop and grow. This would include, but not be limited to, the build out of new products, locations and systems; Understand and own the end to end process flow, acting as the link between the front/middle office and Finance; Review processes, controls and systems within and outside of Finance to ensure that the risk of misstatement of the Corporation’s financial statements is appropriately mitigated; Investigation of issues affecting financial and regulatory reporting, documentation of issues and concluding on new or improved controls required; Liaise with Financial Controls Team to participate in documentation, control analysis, scoping, remediation of any open issues/deficiencies and quarterly certification; and Work with other Finance teams to implement and drive change to achieve the Finance strategy objectives. Qualified accountant (preferable CPA) with experience in a multi-currency financial services environment; Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting requirements; Ability to act as Finance/Accounting SME and liaison for system implementations throughout the enterprise Experienced background in a corporate financial control environment with a sound knowledge of accounting, reporting and financial control requirements as well as statutory and audit requirements; Strong ability to build consensus and influence behaviour of those outside of direct reporting line; Ability to understand how the detailed activities in areas of focus fit into the larger financial accounting and reporting picture for individual legal entities and Corporation as a whole. Strong management and influencing skills with a proven management track record; Ability to partner effectively with peers, senior management, and overseas partners; Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate; Strong planning and organizational skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Highly numerate with strong organisational and problem solving skills with attention to detail; Ability to motivate and influence; Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve; Ability to react and respond on a timely basis; Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment; Strong business skills and business acumen. Please note that this role may require the successful candidate to travel to other NT locations as required 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. For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.