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Senior Auditor II - Legal Entity North America

 

Audit Services


If you are curious, motivated, and forward-thinking, become a part of a global team of 120+ audit professionals - based in Chicago - working with team members and business partners in:  Tempe, Toronto, Jersey City, Limerick, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, Pune, Bangalore, Singapore, Manila, and Melbourne.  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.  Our talented people empower us, and we believe in building a team that is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and passionate.

 

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 also offers advice as a trusted partner with process subject matter expertise.

 

Role


We’ll help you make an impact with our onboarding, training and coaching, and you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your experiences and skills while performing continuous monitoring, refreshing risk assessments, developing audit approaches, creating forecasts, coordinating staffing and leading a portfolio of core audit projects.  In addition to the core audit projects, you will also support our team of global professionals in executing targeting testing across a broad range shared service activities.  Working across all organizational levels, this role is responsible for developing and maintaining high-trust relationships and producing a work product that adheres to the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Audit Services’ methodology.

 

 Principal Responsibilities

  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of business processes, risks, and controls, along with an understanding of relevant laws, industry changes, and the impact of technology

  • Identify and analyze risks, plan and prioritize audit projects for on-time delivery, conduct interviews, observe operations, document and analyze processes and controls, document the reliability and quality of data sources, develop and perform audit tests, document work papers, produce quality issues, review issues with management, evaluate the sustainability and repeatability of management actions, and draft audit reports

  • Monitoring budgets, team members, and escalating concerns

  • Prepare materials for presentation to legal entity Boards of Directors and Audit Committees

  • Identify, promote, and innovate audit best practices across the department methodologies, use of the work paper tool, application of fraud evaluation and data analytics techniques

  • Develop expertise and expand knowledge of the audit profession and build business acumen through self-study, research, and continuing education to assist in providing comprehensive, in-depth assurance, advice, and coaching, across Audit Services and Northern Trust

     

Experiences and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution

  • Professional credentials such as:  Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • Five (5) years professional experience

  • Advanced communication skills to enable:  1) discussion of the business and risk with partners of all levels, 2) delivery of issues/having tough conversations, 3) effective use of forms of communication (i.e. instant message, email, phone call, or meeting), and 4) effective report writing

  • Proficient understanding of control frameworks such as:  COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework and COBIT Information and Related Technology Framework, as well as project management and change methodologies

  • Practical internal audit or regulatory examiner experience with a global financial institution across corporate functions, as well as front, middle and back office operations

  • Ability to maintain composure and build relationships across multiple time zones in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to perform ad hoc projects with flexibility and professional creativity

  • Ability to diagnose problems, determine root causes, and identify solutions

  • Ability to travel 10-15% (i.e., 5-8 weeks per year), including outside of the United States

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 December 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

 

$10.1 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$7.6 trillion in assets under custody
$1.1 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets

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