Northern Trust


Limerick, Ireland/Hybrid
07 Jun 2024
07 Jul 2024
Job role
Accountant, Audit
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.


The Auditor is responsible for conducting and documenting routine audit examinations throughout Northern Trust Corporation. The role is a direct report to an Audit Team Lead (Audit Senior Manager or Associate Director), and is responsible for completing the audit in accordance with stated budget, timeframes, and Department Policies and Standards. The Auditor provides input to improve operational efficiency and/or to enhance the design or operating effectiveness of the internal control environment. The role also provides technical and auditing expertise during the audit engagement.

Major Duties:

  • Participates in meetings with business unit to understand business units' processes and discuss audit results
  • Utilizes understanding of various processes to assess whether operations, services, and systems have appropriate audit controls in place (i.e., design of the control environment)
  • Communicates with partners at all levels, developing and presenting recommendations on operations and controls for the business unit and develops adaptability in communication style as appropriate
  • Evaluates corporate management, business processes, business controls and operating practices during audits and consulting/monitoring engagements
  • Assists in developing testing approach and 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
  • Completes and compiles a high quality summary of findings and recommendations for review in a concise, professional, and timely manner (i.e., within assigned deadlines)
  • Responsible for staying current on regulatory rules and changes within the industry
  • Manages and performs special projects as assigned


  • Analytical and organizational skills are necessary to conduct audits
  • Strong workpaper documentation skills
  • Strong communication skills Demonstrated technical abilities in select areas such as regulatory compliance, data analytics, and/or prior use of Internal Auditing tools and applications (e.g., Teammate), etc. are preferred


  • Experience in a financial institution audit role or similar public accounting experience in the financial services industry is preferred
  • Professional certifications (e.g., CIA) are 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.

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

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