- Associate's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Analysis Skills
- Microsoft Office
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 Fund Accounting Analyst
Provides valuation accounting and administration services to investment manager clients. The Fund Accounting department delivers net asset values and income details for various investment products.
Entry-level Analyst Responsibilities include:
Reviewing diversified transactions, performing maintenance on assigned accounts
Checking & correcting discrepancies
Auditing investment report and cash statements
Creating supplemental reporting to verify transactions are properly posted and classified
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting
Self-driven/motivated individuals who can think analytically and be detail-oriented
Individuals who are interested in the Market and understand how stocks and bonds work
Investment Operations Outsourcing - Global Trade Analyst
The IOO team provides back and middle-office services tailored to the individual needs of each investment manager across multiple locations world-wide. The role within our Investment Operations Outsourcing business unit is both client-facing (i.e. working with external investment management houses) and internally focused.
The IOO Impact Program is a structured training program bringing entry-level individuals together within a cohort teaching them all the ins and outs of Investment Operations. The program has a career progression path for individuals beginning with the Analyst level during a 6-week classroom style learning environment focusing on Trade Operations, the Securities Industry, and Wall Street Firms. After successful completion of the training program, Analysts will be placed on one of Northern Trust’s client teams.
The Analyst will be responsible for:
Acting as the Investment Manager’s first point of escalation for unmatched trades
Monitoring a live feed of trade activity providing proactive and corrective action
Providing operational based analytics to report to the Investment Manager and Client Service Manager.
Working on pursuing an Associate’s Degree or working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e. Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics)
Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required to research and resolve inquiries/issues
Strong communication skills are required to facilitate the flow of information back and forth between clients, underlying investors, internal partners, and interested 3rd parties
Successful candidates are self-motivated individuals, who work with a sense of urgency and are able to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced, client-focused, deadline-oriented environment
Hedge Fund Services Financial Control/Investor Accounting Analyst
Hedge Fund Services is a large hedge fund administrator, providing middle and back-office operations for our clients, Global Investment Managers. The Back Office Fund Accounting & Financial Control teams provide periodic deliverables to clients and investors on net asset value (NAV) calculation, financial/tax reporting, and investor statements.
Financial Control Team:
Generate estimated performance returns and close monthly books and records of the funds to general final performance figures
Reporting and analyzing financial data to be disseminated to clients and their investors
Interact with clients and other Hedge Fund Services teams to obtain understanding of funds activities
Prepare financial statements for funds
Work directly with external auditors to ensure accuracy of each funds’ annual financial statements
Investor Accounting Team:
Prepare monthly/quarterly fund investor allocations
Review fund documents in order to interpret and execute allocation requirements
Prepare year-end financial highlights and share capital disclosures for financial statements
Interact with clients and other Hedge Fund Services teams to obtain understanding of funds’ activities and troubleshoot issues
Work directly with new clients for coordination of system preparations during implementations
Work closely with allocation vendor and internal technology resources to troubleshoot issues and scope new or desired functionality
Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical process with the use of technology
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting, Master’s degree a plus
CPA eligibility upon graduation preferred
An aptitude for solving problems, detail and processed oriented, intellectual curiosity, and interest in financial markets and products
Excellent Excel and MS Office skills and written and verbal communication skills
We do not/will not sponsor candidates for work authorization, including H-1B petitions for any of these roles.