Northern Trust

Senior Consultant Business Manager – Internal Audit Services

2 days left

London, UK
23 May 2024
23 Jun 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.

About Chief Administrative Office within Audit Services:

The CAO Team is responsible for providing centralized administrative support to the Audit Services department across a number of disciplines, including: program-level support of annual audit plan execution, resource planning, global project and initiative oversight, communication strategy, and employee engagement.Team members within the CAO team are encouraged to build authentic relationships with global managers, think creatively, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Role/ Department:

The Business Manager is responsible for managing and prioritizing a portfolio of projects and initiatives on behalf of assigned Audit Services’ stakeholder teams, including monitoring progress against departmental targets (e.g., resource utilization, plan schedules and deadlines), identifying and escalating bottlenecks, resourcing constraints, or dependencies, and addressing the sequencing of work as needed.This role produces necessary MIS and reporting to support informed decisions and provides leadership and execution guidance to teams on behalf of management.The position supports a number of functional / business unit (BU) audit teams through a central operating model.

The role will report directly to the Audit Director, Operations with indirect reporting to assigned functional Managing Director(s).

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Project managing annual audit planning
  • Overseeing the risk assessment update process
  • Tracking key deliverables and identifying and escalating realized and potential obstacles and delays
  • Coordinating, attending, and tracking actions from team meetings
  • Driving continuous monitoring operationalization and processes to ensure documentation and quality requirements are met
  • Thinking strategically to connect the dots across BU teams and relaying key themes to MDs
  • Overseeing team scheduling and delivery to identify and resolve potential roadblocks
  • Collaborating with other Business Managers to deliver consistency across all teams globally
  • Assessing department processes for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Monitoring and creating team KPIs to drive performance
  • Communicating quality expectations and driving accountability

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of the end-to-end internal audit process, including annual planning, risk assessments and project execution (planning through reporting)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence without direct authority and comfort providing reasonable challenge to senior management
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications - advanced MS Excel skills preferred

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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