Northern Trust

Our Story View All Jobs

Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals.

Northern Trust is recognized as an industry leader in both the services we provide to our clients and the innovations we offer as an employer and as a result has been awarded Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies Award (2015) for the ninth consecutive year.

With over 1000 employees based in Dublin and Limerick administering the most varied range of products in the Irish market, Northern Trust Ireland forms a vital part of Northern Trust’s global presence.

As an organisation that values the experience and knowledge of a diverse workforce, Northern Trust has developed and implemented Human Resource and bottom line strategies that support workforce diversity.

Northern Trust believes that there are several key aspects of maintaining satisfied, committed staff, including giving performance feedback, seeking employee opinions, training employees for new opportunities and offering competitive benefits and compensation.

Northern Trust Ireland has been accredited with the prestigious ‘Excellence Through People’ Gold award for excellence in training and people development.

Why work with us

We believe our most valuable asset is our engaged, empowered & diverse workforce. As a global institution, Northern Trust is committed to building upon this diverse talent through encouraging innovative thinking and personal courage in an inclusive environment.

Northern Trust’s commitment to diversity & inclusion is evident in our internal initiatives for which we have won several globally recognised awards.

The Employee Experience - Life at Northern Trust

Joining us, you would benefit from a positive work culture, where we support our employees' efforts to balance work and home life, in part by offering access to a broad range of workplace support options including; flexible working, emergency family or child care support, professional mentoring and paid volunteering days.

Personal and professional growth – a world of opportunity

To support our Global business strategy, we have a number of Business Resource Councils committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and supporting employees in their personal and professional growth. We provide opportunities for networking, mentoring and personal and career development across demographic and geographic groups. In 2014, these groups were responsible for a broad range of personal and professional activities including, guest speaker thought leadership, elder care, nutrition for children, stress awareness day, language classes and religious and cultural celebrations to name a few.

Interested in giving back?

Volunteerism, philanthropy, sound business practices and ethics in addition to a conservation-minded approach to protecting the environment; all are integral to Northern Trust’s culture of caring and form the foundation of our corporate social responsibility (CSR). All employees are given 2 days paid leave to volunteer and support.

HR Tip

Ciaran O’Hare, HR Manager – Ireland, Northern Trust

Northern Trust is a Company that places great importance on communication and relationships. As a starting point, we expect candidates to have strong communication skills and be able to build positive professional relationships both internally and externally. Candidates must have a passion to deliver high quality client service and be ready to go that ‘extra mile’ to support our clients’ needs. Demonstrating times where you exceeded people’s expectations of you (inside or outside a work setting) will always be highly regarded in a CV or at interview.

My Career with Northern Trust

Team Leader in the Fund Accounting department

  1. Describe your typical working day?

    My day is pretty much a mix of reviewing tasks completed by the team, from quality checking documentation, to managing the team’s workload. I am also expected to provide one on one coaching and mentoring and am there as an escalation point should any issues arise, along with spending some time working with my Manager on process improvement and projects, all in all making sure we provide a quality service and meet client’s expectations.

  2. What qualifications do you have/what is your previous work experience?

    I graduated from the University of Limerick in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology. In 2014 I became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

    Prior to starting in Northern Trust I worked in an end to end funds operation in Dublin for almost 5 years.

  3. What is the best thing about your job?

    Northern Trust offers fantastic training. There are always courses running on a variety of topics / systems and we are actively encouraged to participate in these.

  4. And the biggest challenge?

    Coming from a much smaller operation than Northern Trust there is a lot more interaction with other departments across the business where previously in a small operation we didn’t have the same structure. So it’s an adjustment for me to get used to this but it gives me great exposure to the rest of the business and a better understanding of the business as a whole.

  5. What advice would you give someone considering applying for a job with Northern Trust.

    If you are looking for a challenging role and exposure to a large range of diverse funds then I would recommend Northern Trust. There are lots of opportunities within Northern Trust to get involved with other areas of the business, to work on projects etc. It gives people the chance to grow their knowledge of the business as a whole. Northern Trust is rapidly expanding and it’s great to be a part of a company that can offer further opportunities in the future.


Northern Trust is proud to be an industry leader. The awards we win are not only for the services we provide to our clients but also for the work culture and environment we offer our teams around the world. Read more here

Northern Trust Jobs Email Me Jobs From This Recruiter

Video Transcripts

Northern Trust in Limerick

00:00 - 00:04:

Exterior shots of Northern Trust, Limerick

00:04 - 00:05:

Establishing shot of Catherine Duffy, General Manager, Northern Trust, Limerick.

00:06 - 00:22:

"Northern Trust was founded in 1889, with our Headquarters in Chicago. We are global leaders of asset servicing for institutions and private clients based around the world. Our assets under custody that we are responsible for 4.56 trillon US dollar".

00:23 - 00:40:

"Limerick is a super place to do business. This has been a great success story for us since we opened our doors in 2007. Excellent infrastructure, top class facilites, a superb calibre and pool of graduates and of people with experience both in our office and coming to our door."

00:41 - 00:44:

"We are part of the community also, we do a lot of volunteering programmes and charity work"

00:45 - 01:12:

"Within Limerick, we have 18 different functions. Our main one would be fund administration so fund accountants, they are striking net asset values on behalf of clients. Another big administration that we have here in Limerick is transfer agency, so people dealing with people on the street who are investing in the funds, who are putting shares into the funds. We also have a private equity group, a real estate group and a financial reporting group."

01:13 - 01:21:

"We came down from Dublin and we came down with 19 fund accounting staff, those 19 staff are still with us us today and we have now grown to over 330 staff."

01:22 - 01:29:

"People travel to this office from 8 different counties so our catchment area is very wide."

01:30 - 01:41:

"This has been a super success story for us. Within the region we are an employer of choice and we are very much in partnership with the two universities we have here on our doorstep."

01:42 - 01:59:

"We've been very successful to date with all recruitment, both at graduate level and at experienced level, both at management level and with the graduates who are coming to us from the university. We also take part in the internship programme that the University of Limerick run and that has been a key success miletstone for us."

02:00 - 02:24:

"Limerick is a great place to live, it's a vibrant city so what we have here is a big city job and the country life. A lot of our staff live in the city, live around the city or live on the outskirts of the city. It's a very commutable county. Within Limerick you see all the different cultures that are brought to the city, very strong sporting facilities, great eateries and a great shopping spot as well so we love being part of Limerick."

02:25 - 02:29:

Graphic of IDA Logo.



Northern Trust Company Profile


Image of Northern Trust founder Byron L Smith


The year was 1889 when one the most respected bankers in Chicago decided to risk his personal fortune to create a new kind of bank. One that would build upon his good name and be anchored by principles that would never be compromised.


screenshot of the words - Service, Expertise, Integrity.


The Northern Trust company was born.


We quickly outgrew our humble beginnings, in a one room office, moving to a permanent home at 50 South lasalle street.


Our rapid growth was fuelled by our reputation for exceptional standards of service that would help us anticipate clients ever changing needs.


During the decades that followed we thrived because of our committment to excellence. We offered our clients stability while providing expertise to build prosperous tomorrows.


As new clients put their futures in our hands we seized the opportunity to develop cutting edge products and technology to compliment our talent and insight.


Today we have offices around the globe and more than fifteen thousand talented employees all dedicated to helping our institutional and personal clients achieve what matters most to them. Whether it's growning their businesses, protecting what they've worked all their lives to create or improving their communities our clients know that at Northern Trust client service isn't just a tag line, it's in our DNA.


Which is why we are always looking for new ways to help our clients reach their goals.


Today that means connecting and sharing our insights in real time.


Tomorrow we will continue to use technology to lead our clients boldly, confidently and safely through the many challenges, risks and opportunities that lie ahead.


Afterall, we know that their success leads to ours.


But true to our roots we never let success go to our heads.


Instead it goes to our hearts and hands. Enabling us to reach out and make a greater, positive impact in the communities we serve.


Whether it's volunteering, philanthropy or doing our part to help protect the environment we believe in doing the right thing.


No matter what the next 125 years bring,two things are certain.


Northern Trust will remain anchored by the same enduring principles it was founded upon.


screenshot of the words - Service, Expertise, Integrity.


And supporting our clients, shareholders, communities and employees will always come first.


Music, Northern Trust Logo



Advertise with us

We use cookies to customise our website for you, giving you the best possible user experience. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive this personalisation. Find out more about our cookie policy

Accept & Close