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Northern Trust
Chicago, IL 60602
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We believe our most valuable asset is our engaged, empowered, and 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. Audit Services provides the opportunity for financial services professionals to work on some of the most challenging issues in the industry to apply knowledge, insights, and objectivity to protect and strengthen Northern Trust's legacy.
Audit Services independently and objectively assesses operational, financial, compliance, risk management, and corporate governance processes to evaluate the adequacy of the design and effectiveness of key internal controls. In addition to providing assurance, Audit Services offers advice as a trusted partner with process subject matter expertise.
Role Overview:
The Corporate & Institutional Services, Global Services, and International Audit Team within Audit Services is responsible for providing assurance focused on Northern Trust's middle and back office operations, which consist of core banking (i.e., loans and deposits) and asset servicing (e.g., custody services, transfer agency, fund accounting). Additionally, team members evaluate and advise on the implementation of new and emerging technologies and product offerings. With this focus, team members have the unique opportunity to develop views toward enterprise risks across global processes and key technologies, drive thought leadership in assessing fraud risks and controls, and create data analytics strategies to increase assurance effectiveness. Team members are encouraged to build authentic relationships, think creatively, and seek emerging trends and develop an insightful point-of-view. In a flexible and delivery driven culture, teams members are required to hold themselves accountable in respect to project deliverables.
As an Auditor, you will execute complex audits and have the opportunity to demonstrate relationship building and collaboration skills via interaction with partners in the Audit Services' function as well as business process owners. You must bring strong written and oral communication skills, a desire to promote a collaborative environment, and help further enhance the risk and control environment for the organization.
Major Duties:

Participating in planning by completing required planning documentation, performing process walkthrough meetings, and drafting risks, controls, and tests for review by the Auditor-in-Charge

Performing testing in accordance with Audit Services Standards and producing clear and concise documentation aligning test attributes with test objectives, and connecting conclusions reached related to test results

Asking questions to understand and follow up clarifying questions to complete assigned work

Demonstrating professional skepticism and comfort with questioning how certain processes are being performed in order to facilitate enhancement opportunities

Applying analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses

Obtaining and maintaining a thorough understanding of the Audit Services' Internal Audit Charter, Policy, and Methodology, and adhering to all applicable requirements within those documents

Gaining and continually expanding understanding of Northern Trust's business units, products & services, and operating environment and the associated business risks controls and processes, along with knowledge of the impact of technology applications within responsible areas

Developing adaptability in communication style and approach based on audience, risk, and purpose to ensure messaging is appropriate and productive with internal Audit Services' partners at all levels and business unit teams

Applying performance feedback received in day to day activities to strive for continuous improvement


1-3 yrs of audit experience

General knowledge of internal audit processes such as sampling, testing, and process/control walkthroughs with strong workpaper documentation skills.

Experience with internal audit in the financial services industry

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; experience with audit workpaper applications preferred

Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, ACA, ACCA) and/or an MBA along with demonstrated technical abilities in select areas (e.g., accounting, regulatory compliance, etc.) are preferred but not mandatory

Strong organizational and time management skills

A College or University degree

Communication, collaboration and time management skills

Attention to Detail

About Northern Trust:
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg

Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America's best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Additional Information

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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