Northern Trust

Audit Manager

London, UK
11 Apr 2024
11 May 2024
Job role
Accountant, Audit
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.

The Role:

The Audit Manager is responsible for leading audit projects within the Asset Servicing Audit Team. The role is a direct report to an Associate Director and is responsible for planning and execution of audits, leading audit teams and coaching junior team members. This role provides leadership and guidance to staff, fostering an environment which encourages employee participation, teamwork, and communication.

Asset Servicing is the largest business line within Northern Trust providing front, middle and back office solutions to help clients meet the demands of a changing and complex investment landscape. Innovative technology, deep expertise and personalized service provide integrated solutions that keep pace with client needs and help them to make more insightful business decisions. These product offerings have significant presence across all geographies that Northern Trust operate in globally.

Major Duties:

  • Leads two or more audits simultaneously at a minimum.
  • Conduct and document more complex and high risk audits throughout the Corporation.
  • Demonstrates professional skepticism and comfort with questioning how certain processes are being performed in order to facilitate making improvements.
  • Finalizes planning document.
  • Assisting in Audit Plan evolution by challenging scoping of audit project.
  • Functions in various roles on audit assignments, including leading audits, staffing audits, and providing oversight functions based on the needs of the team.
  • Applies analytical skills to review information, perform assessments of the audit results, and evaluate the adequacy of controls.
  • Leads a team of 1 or more staff in executing audits.
  • Works closely with the Audit Team Leader/Manager I or II to perform/develop the audit planning, scoping, and fieldwork execution strategy.
  • Works closely with the Audit Team Leader/Manager I or II to develop the audit budget and/or timeframe for how the audit will be completed.
  • Reviews the work papers of the audit team members ensuring that departmental standards have been met.
  • Communicates the audit status to business unit and Audit Services management. Responsible for direct interaction with different committees and/or management.
  • Completes and compiles findings and recommendations for the purpose of status updates, memos, and audit reports.
  • Coordinates with other audit teams (business unit, regional, and specialist) to ensure evaluations of related areas occur timely and cover key areas within the audit.
  • Provides training, coaching, and auditing expertise to the audit team.
  • Operates independently; has in-depth knowledge of business unit/function.
  • As subject area expert, provides comprehensive, in-depth consulting and leadership to team and partners at a high technical level.
  • Carries out activities that are large in scope, cross-functional and technically difficult.
  • Role is balanced between high level operational execution and development, and execution of strategic direction of business function activities
  • Leading continuous monitoring meetings with business and Audit Services management

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of audit procedures and standards usually obtained through related work experience and a four year degree program is required
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of the Audit Services' Internal Audit Charter, Policy and Methodology and adheres to all applicable requirements within those documents
  • Knowledge of corporate policies and procedures that relate to auditing/accounting standards and analytical skills are necessary to prepare audits
  • Knowledge of the operations, functions, and objectives of interfacing areas is required to properly audit operations, services, systems, workflow, and operational impact on other area.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to change

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 

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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