Finance Director, Continental Europe

  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

Responsibilities: • Management of the allocation and maintenance of capital, funding and liquidity. • Responsibility for the firm’s treasury management functions. • Responsibility for the production and integrity of the firm’s financial information and its regulatory reporting in respect of its regulated activities. • Oversight for all Finance functions impacting legal entities in the Continental Europe sub-region.

Role Purpose:
1. Responsible for supervising the Finance function of existing and proposed Continental Europe legal entities.
• To oversee all business finance activities in the Continental Europe sub-region, serving the global finance function heads, regional management, regulators, tax authorities and other local stakeholders and to provide leadership and guidance to the planning, organisation, direction and control of the Finance function.

 

Other Key Accountabilities:
2. Primary and direct responsibility for planning, overseeing and directing the activities of the Continental Europe Finance function towards achievement of the Corporation’s objectives and for timely briefing and reporting on Finance matters to both management and appropriate governance bodies.

• Oversee an effective management information process, including active engagement with all business heads within the Continental Europe sub-region.


3. Primary responsibility in the first line of defence for understanding and managing the risks inherent in the Finance function and for taking reasonable steps to ensure the adequacy of the control and governance arrangements within that function.


• Take reasonable steps to ensure the requirements of the Continental Europe Finance function are properly supported by a robust infrastructure and that adequate resources, systems and controls are in place to comply with all applicable accounting standards, regulatory requirements, corporate policies and NT corporate governance standards.


• Take reasonable steps to ensure effective risk management of the activities of the Continental Europe Finance function.

 

4. Take reasonable steps to ensure the ongoing competence and capability of individuals within the Continental Europe Finance function and monitor that team members act with due skill, care and diligence.

 

• Encourage an environment of employee participation, teamwork and open communication where regulatory compliance is an intrinsic part of the culture and day to day operations of the Continental Europe business.


• Take reasonable steps to ensure that the Continental Europe Finance Function is adequately resourced, that the performance management process is followed and that training and development needs are identified and addressed.


• Take reasonable steps to ensure that any apportionment of responsibilities within the team is effective and appropriate.


5. Take reasonable steps to ensure that a robust and effective Business Continuity Plan is in place for the Continental Europe Finance function to ensure with a view to ensuring that in the event of a disaster the department is able to function to an extent that has minimal adverse impact upon the NT business.

Culture


6. Promote Northern Trust’s corporate values of Service, Integrity and Expertise

 
7. Act as a role model and demonstrate behaviours in a way that is aligned to the Conduct framework and enforces the values and ethical standards of the Corporation.

 

External Responsibilities:
8. Develop and maintain effective relationships with external auditors and other advisors.

 

Relationships:

Direct Reports:

• To be determined.  At a minimum to include direct management responsibility for a team of 3 Finance professionals in Luxembourg and 1 in Switzerland.

Internal key stakeholders:
• EMEA CFO, EMEA Controller
• Continental Europe CEO
• NTGS SE Authorised Management
• Board and Committee Members

 

External key stakeholders:
• Regulators
• External Auditor
• External Advisors
• Continental Europe Tax Authorities
• Shareholders

 

Other:

The profile is not an exhaustive list of the activities that the role holder may be required to undertake. The Company may require the role holder to perform other duties as the Company deem necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

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 18,100 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 June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

 

$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management

 

As Northern Trust is a financial organisation; all new employees will be required to undergo a criminal record check.