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Northern Trust is recruiting for an Auditor to join the Audit Services function to focus on audits of Northern Trust's asset servicing activities.  Based in Chicago, the role is a direct report to the Audit Team Lead. The role involves conducting assigned internal audit reviews within the Northern Trust Corporate and Institutional Services business area in order to provide assurance on the adequacy, appropriateness and effectiveness of the internal control environment and risk management framework, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects.


Responsibilities
 
• Determine the audit scope, in conjunction with the Auditor in Charge, Team Lead and the Audit Manager.
• Conduct and document audit testing of key controls within specified areas and identify reportable issues of risk.
• Comfortable working in virtual global teams, with both auditors and business partners based in various NT offices.
• Provides technical expertise and applies analytical skills to review information, performs assessments of the audit results, and evaluates the adequacy of controls.
• Actively communicates the audit status to Audit Services management and assists in the compilation of findings and recommendations for the purpose of status updates, memos, and audit reports.
• Performs issue tracking and validation of closure of issues.
• Recommend improvements for the effectiveness of internal controls and governance processes.
• Responsible for staying current on regulatory rules and changes within the funds services industry.
• Contribute to the further enhancement of the audit services process and provide input to special projects, as assigned.
• Develop a thorough understanding of the Northern Trust Audit Methodology and adhere to all applicable Department Standards.


Requirements


• Experience of auditing asset and fund servicing activities (e.g. custody services, fund administration and capital markets), typically gained in a financial services audit environment, together with knowledge of risks and controls of these activities, including operational and compliance risks.
• Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, ACA, ACCA) are preferable but not mandatory.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Strong work paper documentation skills.
• A College or University degree and/or relevant audit, risk management, regulatory, or funds industry experience.


Competencies
 
• Analytical thinking
• Time management
• Communication
• Focused client relationships
• Team player

 

 
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 18,500 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.


As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets


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