Northern Trust

Auditor - Finance and Human Resources, Audit Services

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London, UK
23 May 2024
23 Jun 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.

Role/ Department: 

Audit Services is offering an exceptional opportunity for you to showcase and expand your knowledge in Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Treasury Management and join a global team of experts, whose common goal is to provide independent and objective assurance and consulting activities that assess risks and protect the assets, reputation, and sustainability of Northern Trust. We are seeking an eager partner to help enhance and grow our audit coverage of accounting, capital management, liquidity risk, payroll, and certain operations. This position is based in London, currently under a hybrid working arrangement, and you’ll be expected to work closely with partners in Chicago and Manila.

Through collaboration with other team members, you will assist in the end-to-end execution of audit engagements and gain exposure to senior management across Northern Trust. Success is measured by the quality of the documentation, integrity of the assessment, timeliness of the deliveries, and your ability to foster relationships both internally in the audit department and with key stakeholders. While not required, experience in data manipulation, transformations, and reconciliations is highly desired.

The key responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Actively listen and be open to ideas and contributing ideas
  • Applies analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the Northern Trust Audit Methodology and adheres to all applicable department standards
  • Perform testing in accordance to the Internal Audit Manual and producing clear and concise documentation aligning test attributes with test objectives, and connecting conclusions reached with test results
  • Completes and compiles a high quality summary of findings and recommendations for review in a concise and professional manner
  • Document walkthroughs and process flows, identifying failure points within the activity and control points to mitigate/identify failure
  • Demonstrates professional skepticism and comfort with questioning how certain processes are being performed in order to facilitate making improvements
  • Communicates with internal Audit Service partners at all levels, developing and presenting recommendations on operations and controls for the business unit or audit department

Knowledge / Skills: 

  • Demonstrated experience within the banking/financial services sector or similar public accounting experience in the financial services industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics or Law/ Legal Management is preferred, but not required
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or accountancy qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is preferred
  • Knowledge of auditing techniques and approaches in the financial services industry would be an advantage
  • An ability to work in a fast paced environment as part of a global audit team across multiple time zones and jurisdictions

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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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