GFS Fund Accounting Investment Trust Section Manager

Northern Trust
13 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
GFS Fund Accounting Investment Trust Section Manager

This role is within Northern Trust's expanding global UK Fund Accounting team. This is an operational management role to oversee and support full Company Secretarial and Financial Reporting services for London listed Investment Companies. The teams, based in Manila and London, also calculate dividends, revenue forecasts and produce financial statements (Management Accounts and Year End/ Interim Financials) for the listed companies that NT supports. In addition this role includes direct liaison with the company Boards and associated committees, and other external parties and is therefore an integral part of maintaining our reputation for high quality client service.

T he key responsibilities of the role include:
• Responsible for the Investment Trust team in the UK utilising existing offshore teams and processes.
• Support the development of the production jurisdiction and actively provide feedback on performance to local managers
• Establish and maintain processes and procedures in line with our regulatory responsibility, client demands, and commitments as administrator and company secretary.
• Oversee the preparation of interim and year end company accounts, liaising with the Auditors, Tax Advisors and Audit Committees.
• Oversee the production of quarterly management accounts for Board and Audit Committee.
• Attend Board and Committee meetings and provide full minutes.
• Liaising with the company brokers, independent auditors and company lawyers.
• Supporting Tap Issues, Placings and Tender Offers.
• Responsible for Company announcements and regulatory filings.
• .Continually assess processes to improve efficiency, reduce risk or cost, as well as assisting in the enhancement of revised departmental procedures for use as a training tool.
• Direct Management of Investment Trust Staff ensuring daily, weekly & monthly deadlines are met
• Guides team members in the resolution of difficult client reporting/accounting problems that are not routine in nature
• Provides leadership and guidance to staff, fostering an environment that encourages employee participation, teamwork and communication


The successful candidate will benefit from having:
• Qualified - ACCA (or similar) and/ or ACIS
• Track record of working with and managing Investment Company Boards, Audit firms and fund managers.
• Extensive experience in a financial services environment, including Investment Trusts, with proven experience of managing people.
• Thorough knowledge of the Companies Act, UK Listing Authority rules and the AIC SORP.
• A record of leading large teams including remotely to deliver both business as usual work to a high standard as well as key developments and improvements.

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!

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