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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 16,500 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 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

Responsibilities:


The SOX/SOC Auditor is responsible for conducting and documenting SOX404/SOC1 audit testing.  The role is responsible for completing the audit in accordance with stated budget, timeframes, and Department Policies and Standards.  The Auditor provides input to improve operational efficiency and/or to enhance the design or operating effectiveness of the internal control environment.  The role also provides technical and auditing expertise, training, and coaching, to auditors during the engagement.

 

The position will report directly to the Audit Team Lead, SOX/SOC.


Leadership and Management

  • Establish and develop strong working relationships and open communication with key stakeholders;
  • Provides training, coaching, and auditing expertise to the audit team;

Operational

  • Conduct and document SOX 404/SOC1 testing and conclusions
  • Functions in various roles on audit assignments, including leading audits, staffing audits, and providing oversight functions based on the needs of the team
  • Participates in meetings with business unit to discuss audit results
  • Communicates with partners at all levels, developing and presenting recommendations on operations and controls for the business unit
  • Utilizes understanding of various Corporate units to ensure operations, services, and systems have proper audit controls in place (i.e., design of the control environment)
  • Applies analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses
  • Completes and compiles a high quality summary of findings and recommendations for review in a concise and professional manner 
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the Northern Trust Audit Methodology and adheres to all applicable Department Standards
  • Responsible for staying current on SOX regulation and changes in the industry


Qualifications:

  • Analytical and organizational skills are necessary to conduct audits
  • Strong report writing and workpaper documentation skills
  • CA or CPA certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of auditing in the financial services industry preferred
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and related work experience preferred
  • Strong workpaper documentation skills

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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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