Information Technology Auditor (Multiple Positions)

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
25 May 2023
25 Jun 2023
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


The Auditor, Information Technology (IT) is responsible for conducting and documenting audit examinations throughout Northern Trust Corporation. The role is a direct report to the Audit Manager, IT, and is responsible for completing the audit within the stated budget, timeframes, and in accordance with the Audit Services Department Policies and Standards. The IT 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 audit engagement.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

Principal Responsibilities

  • Functions in various roles on audit engagements, including leading audits, staffing audits and providing consulting or oversight functions based on the needs of the team
  • Manages and performs special projects as needed
  • Perform systems/applications, integrated audits and project management reviews
  • Follow up and perform validation of remediation activities to ensure audit issues are effectively resolved
  • Communicates with partners at all levels, across various business units
  • Utilizes understanding of various Corporate units and their functions to ensure operations, services, and systems have proper audit controls in place (i.e., design of the control environment)
  • Evaluate technology processes, technology controls for design and operating effectiveness
  • Applies analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the Northern Trust Audit Methodology and adheres to all applicable Department Standards
  • Completes and compiles a high quality summary of findings and recommendations for review in a concise and professional manner
  • Works closely with unit managers to devise specific technology related audit tests
  • Responsible for staying current on regulatory requirements and technological changes within the industry


  • Certified Information System Audit (CISA) certification is preferred. Additional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or other related certifications is a plus
  • Knowledge of audit procedures and technical security and control standards usually obtained through related work experience and a four year degree program is required to perform system audits
  • Knowledge and awareness about the NIST 800-53 controls, NIST Cyber Security Framework, SANS CIS, etc. is a plus
  • Knowledge of technology controls around Cloud Computing reviews - AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google cloud etc., is a plus
  • Solid understanding of Information Technology General Controls (ITGC) in addition to knowledge of non-ITGCs (e.g., Configuration Management, Vendor Management)
  • Understanding of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) controls (e.g., Incident Management, Change Management, Problem Management)
  • Skills as needed to perform testing of design and operational effectiveness of application specific controls such as input controls, data validation controls, interface controls, completeness and accuracy checks etc., is a plus
  • Analytical and organizational skills are necessary to conduct audits
  • Strong issue writing and workpaper documentation skills
  • Knowledge of systems such as Windows, UNIX, AS400, and Mainframe is an advantage
  • Knowledge of databases such as MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL etc., is a plus
  • Knowledge of the Network devices such as Routers, Switches, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Load Balancers etc., is a plus
  • Knowledge of the Vulnerability Management control reviews

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of auditing and systems experience
  • A College or University degree is preferred and/or entry level auditing experience in a financial institution
  • Specialized technical audit or related experience is preferred
  • Experience with auditing procedures and technical security concepts.
  • Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly numerate with strong organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve
  • Ability to react and respond on a timely basis
  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of technology and non-technology personnel
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment skills are required to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel a plus
  • Must be a team player and able to work under pressure during peak periods

Please note that this role may require the successful candidate to travel to other NT locations as required.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us.

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.

We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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