At Northern Trust, we place a huge value on “fit” – our clients, the services we provide, the technology we create, and most importantly, the partners we hire.
So, before we ask you to apply for a specific role, we want to get to know you - what you value, how you solve problems, what you aspire to, and whether we’re a good “fit” for your skills and career goals. If we both agree it’s a good match, we will work to find the right role for you.
Why Northern Trust?
Growth and opportunity - Our employees have grown with our business, expanding their skills, their roles and their earning potential. Movement within the company is encouraged, opening up a variety of opportunities for advancement and growth well into the future.
Unique Culture - People matter at Northern Trust - senior leaders are accessible and vested in mentoring employees early in their career. At Northern Trust, you’ll be part of a collaborative work culture that emphasizes balance. Our employees work hard, but also have interests outside of the office. We offer work from home and alternate work hours so employees can balance their professional and private lives.
Stability - We’ve been around for 129 years. We manage more than $1 trillion in assets, and we’re entrusted with safeguarding more than $10 trillion more on behalf of institutions and individuals around the world. We’re renowned for our financial strength and long-term stability. Northern Trust provides employees challenging work with peace of mind knowing we’ll be around for the long term.
Do work that matters - Northern Trust is committed to contributing to the communities we serve. In addition to opportunities for volunteering and community service for employees, our clients include research institutions, museums, foundations, universities, and philanthropists who collectively invest tens of billions in fostering positive change around the world.
We’d love to learn more about how your experience and areas of interest could be the right fit with a diverse, ethical company that is also one of the world’s most admired:
“Ranked #1, America’s Best Employers for Diversity” (Forbes Magazine, 2018)
“A World's Most Ethical Company” (Ethisphere Institute, 2017 – 4th Consecutive Year)
“World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune Magazine, 2018 – 12th Consecutive Year)
There will be 3 stages of the application process. Upon completion of all steps, our recruiters will work with selected candidates on identifying the best role for them.
Online application - Create a profile and upload your resume. If your online application is successful you will be invited to step #2.
On-demand video interview - This is an opportunity to tell us more about you and your career goals, how you work and why you are interested in working for Northern Trust. (You will receive an email with the subject "Northern Trust 2019 Entry Level - Chicago invitation.")
Career eNTry assessment – Applicants are given scenarios typically experienced at Northern Trust and asked how they would respond. (You will receive an email with the subject "Northern Trust - Candidate Assessment invitation.")
Throughout this process you will learn more about life as an entry level hire at Northern Trust, and we will understand your fit as a candidate for our roles and company.
Chicago Entry Level Opportunities
Working in Chicago, at the global headquarters of one of the world’s largest and most influential financial companies is a chance to be where the action is. Working on our Chicago campus gives you the opportunity for learning, new challenges and professional growth. Chicago is also a world class city with cultural attractions, sports, entertainment and museums.
Northern Trust entry level hires begin their career by gaining a strong foundation within our core businesses. Working with sophisticated clientele, new partners will learn and develop skills in client servicing, relationship management analysis and reporting.
Areas of opportunity could include, but are not limited to:
Global Fund Services (GFS) serves the investment management community through a range of administrative and operational solutions that provide data to support investment strategy and meet the needs of front office professionals, operations teams, investors and regulators.
Hedge Fund Services (HFS) is a leading provider of middle and back office administration services to hedge funds and other organizations with complex assets and strategies.
Specific skills will of course depend upon specific roles, but generally speaking, we’re looking for individuals who bring:
Bachelor’s or Associates degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience
For select roles, a Master's in Accounting and/or working towards CPA eligibility is preferred
Active communicator with leadership, teamwork and client service abilities
Strong oral and written communication skills
Analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
Passion for learning with ability to learn quickly in high-pressure environments
Well-rounded with an appreciation of diversity and inclusion
Knowledge of and interest in the financial services industry
We do not/will not sponsor candidates for work authorization, including H-1B petitions for this role.