Northern Trust

Senior Audit Manager, Internal Audit Quality Assurance (VP level)

London, UK
20 Feb 2024
20 Mar 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.

Department / Role:

Audit Services’ Professional Practices Group (PPG) is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the audit methodology practices and driving the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) within the global Audit Services Department (“Department”). As part of the QAIP, the QA Senior Audit Manager will support PPG in maintaining and executing the QAIP, which includes performing independent reviews of the Department’s deliverables and supporting documentation and collaborating with senior audit management to ensure alignment with the internal audit methodology, relevant regulatory requirements, as well as The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards.

This role is “highly visible” to the Department’s Leadership Team, including the Chief Audit Executive, due to the nature and frequency of discussions held with them on QAIP results. This position will functionally report to the QA Audit Director and is expected to operate independently in conducting QA work, providing input and challenge in the Department’s results, and forming and maintaining partnerships with the Department’s staff and management. Key competencies include: a practical and logical thinking style, positive attitude, ability to learn quickly and navigate through ambiguity with comfort, and ability to collaborate and influence positive change are the fundamental requirements to this role.

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in the financial services industry, internal audit, or risk management, with preferred experience in one or more of the following: financial reporting, risk management/compliance, wealth management, asset management, asset servicing, and /or data analytics
  • Support the delivery of high-quality, consistent and risk-focused assurance work through execution of quality assurance reviews in line with IIA Standards
  • Independently perform quality assurance reviews of completed audit projects, regulatory validation work, thematic reviews to assess adherence with audit methodology, and effectively communicate results to stakeholders
  • Proactively monitor for changes to industry and regulatory requirements and guidance
  • Collaborate with Audit Services Methodology and Training teams to identify and contribute to the development of continuous improvement opportunities, including the enhancement of methodology and development of guidance or training for specific topics
  • Strong desire to learn and ask questions about Northern Trust’s business and Departmental processes
  • Able to manage through critical issues and realign priorities and deliverables as needed
  • Assist in strategic initiatives for the team including automation initiatives
  • Project management and reporting skills preferred
  • Relevant advanced degrees and/or certifications are preferred (e.g. CIA, CPA)

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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