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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 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 
Responsibilities:


This professional will join the Global Financial Control (SOX/SOC) governance and oversight team within the Corporate Controller’s Group.  The team is responsible for the Corporation’s global internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) that includes annual scoping and risk assessment, key process documentation and control identification, deficiency analysis, quarterly certifications and management reporting.  Professional will be involved in efforts related to the governance, monitoring, and management reporting activities in regards to annual Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. The position provides varied and hands-on exposure into the entire organization, frequent interactions with SOX stakeholders at all management levels globally, as well as internal and external auditors. The successful individual will be required to have strong process execution skills and attention to detail in addition to interacting and developing working relationships with the global business and finance teams. The role will report directly to Team Lead of Financial Control in Manila.

  1. Execute Core SOX Program Governance activities such as Materiality and Scoping assessments, Deficiency Monitoring, Communications, and Reporting, and Certification Management (SOX Section 302 and 404)
  2. Own assigned governance areas and execute end-to-end related activities in a timely and dependable manner
  3. Perform independent review on governance deliverables to ensure completeness and accuracy
  4. Lead/Support the operation, documentation, and enhancement of technically sound SOX program governance methodologies, policies and procedures
  5. Assist with the system implementation of the new GRC application, perform user testing, design reports and develop sound SOX Governance processes in the new environment
  6. Assist in updating regular presentations and reporting to Audit Committee, Disclosure Committee, Controls Committee and Management Group; create ad hoc reports and presentations as required
  7. Partner and communicate with teams across business to move key SOX initiatives forward
  8. Manage relationships with SOX stakeholders to provide guidance and training regarding SOX program and requirements
  9. Use critical thinking and good judgement to solve problems and resolve issues
  10. Assist in maintenance and quality assurance of SOX process and control documentation including updates to narratives, flowcharts, and risk-control matrix
  11. Appropriately consider key risks,  key reports, control evidence, end-user computing, and management review controls with information provided by process and control owners
  12. Participate in walkthrough-like meetings with process and control owners as well as Management Testing and external auditors, if needed
  13. Assist global team members on analysis related to significant areas
  14. Perform or assist on control deficiency analysis and aggregation analysis, if needed
  15. Serve as a liaison for Management Testing

Knowledge/Skills:


  1. Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills are required
  2. Advanced skills in Excel; experience with Word, Visio, Access and SharePoint and/or ability to work with complex systems
  3. Can successfully manage competing priorities to ensure adequate preparation and execution for deadlines are met
  4. Demonstrates ownership over tasks, projects, and initiatives and can move things forward independently
  5. Takes initiative to suggest and implement improvements without prompt and analyze potential gaps
  6. Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
  7. Self-starter and critical thinker with attention to details that desires a high-profile position
  8. Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and different levels of financial and operating personnel
  9. Good business judgment skills and exhibits ability to solve problems and advise on solutions
  10. Works effectively in a team environment
  11. Understanding of financial statement assertions and COSO integrated control framework a plus
  12. Experience with information produced by entity, service organization controls (SOC1), General Information Technology Controls (GITCs), system interface, and automated / IT dependent controls a plus
  13. Experience with key concepts of PCAOB AS5 and PCAOB Staff Audit Practice Alerts a plus
  14. In-depth Functional / Industry Knowledge a plus
  15. Experience with systems implementation and report design a plus
  16. Experience with Data Analytics a plus

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • At least 2-4 years of relevant financial accounting experience is required
  • CPA is preferred
  • Experience in both a “Big 4” CPA firm preferred
  • Functional / Industry knowledge preferred

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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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      Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at Northern Trust are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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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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