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Description: Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. For more than 120 years, we have evolved with the changing needs of our clients and our world.
Contact Stephanie Moloney /Jennifer Cusack
Address: Hamilton House 2, National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick, Ireland, V94 YHD6 , Ireland  
Tel: +353 1 531 8211
New Business and Transition Officer, Fund Accounting


Reportong to the Head of New Business and Transitions

Responsible for ensuring funds are operationally ready across Fund Accounting and assisting the wider EMEA New Business Team, when available. To be able to take the lead in rolling out new business for new and existing clients and to highlight the need for and assist with the development of system enhancements /procedures. To play a key role in the handover of business to the Fund Accounting business units and any associated training.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work closely with each project managers and/or client service managers on planning, raising concerns but meeting clients’ events deadlines.
  • The New Business and Transition Officer/Manager is seen as the Fund Accounting Subject Matter Expert of his/her business stream. To that extent, strong communication skills and excellent client facing skills is required
  • Focus on the resolution of complex transitions, where expertise is required to interpret policies, guidelines and/or processes
  • Attend regulars meetings with the relevant Divisional Managers, Section Managers and Team Leaders for handover purpose
  • Guide and train New Business & Transitions consultants
  • To be the technical and subject matter expert on the team and handle fund activity and specific fund requirements, e.g. transitions/fund launches/in-specie transfers etc.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the industry and NT, in particular NT’s systems, infrastructure and process data flows
  • Minimise errors in all deliverables at all stages
  • Demonstrate learning and experience
  • Identify and respond to operational risk throughout the business unit

Skills / Experience


  • Excellent Project Management skills and proven track records of migrations / projects
  • Extended knowledge and experience of Fund Accounting
  • Maintain an understanding of the industry and NT, in particular NT’s systems, infrastructure and process/data flows
  • Strong communication, first class presentation and internal and external client-servicing skill


  • Detailed Knowledge of Enterprise and related Fund Accounting Applications
  • Experience with vendors preferred (Bloomberg, Reuters etc)
  • Understanding of how Fund Accounting systems link and interface to other systems and an appreciation of how to implement such interfaces
  • Analytically and procedurally competent to represent the team on cross-function process or project deliverables
  • Responsible for the rollout of new procedures within the team in consultation with BPA/Team leaders/NAV Managers

Process Skills

  • Ability to provide input into long term strategy for department
  • Ability and desire to adhere to automation and standardisation of processes

Client Service

  • Experience of representing businesses to current clients via presentations, etc
  • NT client service culture among staff and ensure that all clients receive a quality service
  • Ensure accuracy and timings are consistently achieved within the team and when not achieved actively pursue a solution. Proactive in maintaining Service Level Agreements and recognise when the SLA needs to be amended. Ensure the team adheres to SLA and fund prospectus
  • Collaborate and consult with project/assignment stakeholders with ease. Prepare and recommend solutions to project/assignment issues and risk factors. Provide regular updates to the stakeholders on project status

Personal Development

  • Have the ability and desire to proactively develop further as the business grows
  • Genuine committed interest in own career development


  • Relevant Professional Qualifications
  • PC skills training
  • Project Management training preferred
  • Presentation skills

Personal Qualities

  • Disciplined, authoritative, determined
  • Enthusiastic, good communicator, coach, mentor
  • Confident, well-balanced and resilient
  • Must be approachable and gain respect
  • Results-oriented, ambitious, highly driven
  • Enthusiasm to improve company performance and systems
  • Ability to think and act creatively
  • Identifies solutions as well as issues
  • Ability to prioritise workloads effectively
  • Takes initiative to improve areas outside of immediate responsibilities 

About Northern Trust

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.

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.

Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion.

As of March 31, 2017, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $121 billion in banking assets
  • $7.1 trillion in assets under custody
  • $8.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $1.0 trillion in assets under management
Location   Luxembourg
Payment Not communicated
Category Accountancy / Finance, Financial Services, Analysis / Project Management
Terms Permanent, Full-time
Last updated 18/08/2017
Contact Stephanie Moloney /Jennifer Cusack

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