Northern Trust

Senior Global Risk and Control Consultant

Chicago, IL
07 Dec 2023
07 Jan 2024
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.

Senior Global Risk and Control Consultant –

The Senior Consultant is responsible for working with control & practice managers globally to actively execute control best practices and advise on both mitigating risks and control enhancements. Regular activities to be defined and executed by the senior consultant include risk-based control review, supporting and challenging business groups Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA), effective test execution, and in-depth analysis of incidents to identify key trends and solutions to prevent future reoccurrence.

Major Duties

  • Responsible for supporting the practice in completing RCSA in line with agreed timeframes and providing independent review and challenge of the assessment.
  • Complete validation and assurance review of actions taken by practice to address audit issues prior to the business asserting closure to audit.
  • Evaluates incidents and operational losses and performs thorough analysis to identify trends and root cause. Prepares recommendations for process and control enhancements in alignment with the practice control manager and the practice management.
  • Contribute to the periodic risk reviews of, operational processes, procedures, and client specific servicing deliverables. Ensure risk review results are documented and reviewed with the control manager and the global control executive overseeing the practice. Recommend control enhancements for high-risk processes.
  • Support the risk-based control test plan to identify excessive risk and/or control issues at an early stage. Report process test findings to control management, (via the agreed Control Testing report template).
  • Participate with control project deliverables, as assigned, to implement enhanced controls and efficiency enhancements.
  • Escalate risk and control related matters to the practice control manager in a timely manner.
  • Assist key Control programs such as the Audit Remediation, ASL, ATP Standards etc. Including the definition of the methodology, the execution of the programs, and to ensure the implementation and tracking of agreed actions.
  • Assist with operational and/or corporate risk initiatives where directed.


  • 5+ years of risk and control experience.
  • College or University degree is preferred.
  • Strong industry knowledge
  • Professional with extensive business experience preferably within Capital markets and/ or institutional clients, multi-disciplinary functional experience with a focus on proactive activities within the Global Control group.
  • Collaborative with the ability to explain difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail.

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

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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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