Northern Trust

Senior Audit Manager - Audit Services

London, UK
31 Jan 2024
29 Feb 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

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.


This professional will be joining the CFO team within Audit Services with a focus on areas related to capital, liquidity, treasury, interest rate risk, financial risk, finance, resolution planning, and human resources activities. Based in London, but operating as part of a global matrix team structure, the Senior Audit Manager is responsible for the execution of audit engagements, which includes planning, developing the project’s scope, maintaining the budget and timeframes of the project to meet audit requirements, and ensuring department Standards are properly met.

The role is a direct report to an Associate Director sitting in Chicago and is responsible for their assigned staff's performance management process and recruiting and retention of staff for the audit team.The Senior Audit Manager provides input to improve operational efficiency and/or to enhance the design or operating effectiveness of the internal control environment. The role provides technical expertise and performs supervisor related work including training new employees or those with lesser experience, reviewing work of others, and providing regular feedback and coaching to employees.
Major duties

  • 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.
  • Provides technical expertise to the Audit Team and uses sound audit practices.
  • Maintains familiarization and technical expertise with the assigned business unit(s) including organizational structure, personnel, activities and products, new product development, financial performance and risk and problem areas.
  • Responsible for staying current on regulatory rules and changes within the industry.
  • Interacts and partners with Senior and Executive Management to understand the risks within the business, business changes and other significant events that could significantly affect the business and/or the audit plan.
  • Manages and performs special projects as assigned.
  • 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.
  • During audit engagements, assigns work to auditors, sets priorities and monitors activity.
  • Conducts the performance management process for direct reports. Oversees the performance management process and ensures that direct reports are identifying training and development needs as required.
  • 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).
  • Reviews audit work including work paper documentation, findings and recommendations and the final report to ensure appropriate adherence to the Corporation’s/Department’s Policies and Standards and ensuring work is performed within established timeframes.
  • Evaluates corporate management, business processes, business controls and operating practices during audits and consulting/monitoring engagements.
  • Applies analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of auditing in the financial services industry, specifically in the areas of capital, liquidity, treasury, and finance space, and basic accounting principles and related work experience.
  • Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, ACA, ACCA) and/or an MBA along with demonstrated technical abilities in select areas (e.g., accounting, regulatory compliance, etc.) are preferred.
  • Strong analytical, leadership, and organizational skills are needed
  • Strong report writing and work paper documentation skills
  • A College or University degree and/or entry level auditing experience in a financial institution is preferred.
  • Adept auditing and/or systems experience in a financial institution, or similar public accounting experience in the financial services industry.

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 and apply today.

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.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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