Northern Trust

Senior Auditor - Internal Risk Based Audits (Asset Servicing International)

Bangalore, India
17 Apr 2024
02 May 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.

Company and Department Summary:

Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. We specialize in providing asset servicing solutions to institutional clients. The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices in more than 20 countries around the globe.

We believe our most valuable asset is our engaged, empowered, and diverse workforce. As a global institution, Northern Trust is committed to building upon this diverse talent through encouraging innovative thinking and personal courage in an inclusive environment. Audit Services provides the opportunity for financial services professionals to work on some of the most challenging issues in the industry to apply knowledge, insights, and objectivity to protect and strengthen Northern Trust’s legacy.

Audit Services independently and objectively assesses operational, financial, compliance, risk management, and corporate governance processes to evaluate the adequacy of the design and effectiveness of key internal controls. In addition to providing assurance, Audit Services offers advice as a trusted partner with process subject matter expertise.

Role Overview:

The Asset Servicing International (ASI) Team within Audit Services is responsible for providing assurance focused on Northern Trust’s core banking and asset servicing operations, in addition to evaluating and advising on implementation of new and emerging Technology and Data Analytics. With this focus, team members have the unique opportunity to develop views towards enterprise risks across global processes and key technologies, drive thought leadership in assessing fraud risks and controls, and create data analytics strategies to increase assurance effectiveness. Team members are encouraged to build authentic relationships, think creatively and challenge the status quo, seek emerging trends and develop an insightful point-of-view, and hold themselves accountable in a flexible and delivery driven culture.

The Senior Auditor is responsible for leading/executing audit projects across ASI, including providing oversight to the audit team and communicating results of the engagement to senior management. The Senior Auditor works closely with Senior Audit Managers to confirm the scope of the audit, devise an appropriate testing approach and executes the engagement.

Major Duties:

  • Leads/executes one 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 documents
  • Functions in various roles on audit assignments, including leading audits, executing the engagement and supports in drafting reports
  • Applies analytical skills to review information, perform assessments of the audit results, and evaluate the adequacy of controls
  • Works closely with the Senior Audit Manager to perform/develop the audit planning, scoping, and fieldwork execution strategy
  • Works closely with the Senior Audit Manager 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, including drafting issues and validating Business action plans
  • 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
  • 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

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in internal audit in the financial services industry is preferred but not mandatory
  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal audit processes such as sampling, testing, and process/control walkthroughs with strong work paper documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; experience with audit work paper applications preferred
  • 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 but not mandatory
  • General knowledge of the operations, functions, and objectives of interfacing areas is required to properly perform audits on operations, services, systems, workflow, and operational impact on other areas
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to change

Experience Required:

  • A College or University degree and/or adept auditing experience in a financial institution, or similar public accounting experience

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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