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Mutual Fund Administration Consultant

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

What's the role?

  • Reviews the preparation of the financial statements and prepares the related financial materials and disclosures.
  • Provides financial information to meet the needs of internal and external customers, including preparing regulatory filings for the Securities and Exchange Commission, performance calculations and marketing information.
  • Responsible for mutual fund compliance with the IRS, SEC and all other regulators.
  • Researches and engages in various projects associated with new products, new funds, new regulations, system enhancements and ad hoc requests.  Serves as a lead on project efforts.
  • Maintains book to tax differences and prepares the excise and fiscal tax calculations for the mutual funds.
  • Works with internal and external contacts such as information systems, investment traders, auditors, brokers, custodians and investment advisors to achieve compliance with US GAAP and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides training and individual guidance on technical knowledge of fund administration. Serves as a resource to other team members.
  • Oversees the work performed by the fund accounting service provider and custodian
  • Recommends and reviews new procedures to allow for added process/control improvements.
  • Identify, research and resolve issues related to fund accounting, fund administration, and compliance


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business related filed
  • Five years of prior accounting experience
  • Experience with complex security transactions
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with limited guidance
  • Demonstrated superior analytical and problem solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve and utilize information from accounting system and other sources


Preferred Requirements:

  • CPA or CPA candidate
  • Previous mutual fund administration experience preferred
  • A working knowledge of GAAP and/or tax accounting for investments
  • Previous supervisory skills and ability to work well in a team environment


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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Req ID: 25874
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 08/12/2019