Northern Trust

Fraud Investigator

Chicago, IL; Tempe, AZ
19 Jun 2024
11 Jul 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.

Job Title: Fraud Investigator

Summary: Responsible for conducting comprehensive investigations into financial crimes, suspicious activity and misconduct. This role involves gathering and analyzing evidence, preparing detailed reports, inclusive of SAR filing, and working closely with internal partners, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.


  • Conduct thorough investigations into financial crimes, suspicious activity and misconduct.
  • Analyze financial records, transactions and other data relevant to an investigation.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed records, reports and documentation of investigative findings, inclusive of SAR filing.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to identify opportunities to enhance the fraud control environment and make recommendations on detective and preventative controls that can mitigate fraud risks.
  • Conduct interviews of suspects, witnesses and other relevant parties to gather information.
  • Lead investigations into suspected fraud cases and coordinate with law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies and internal departments, as needed.
  • Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations and industry trends related to financial crimes.
  • Ensure compliance with any regulatory obligations in the various entities.
  • Provide fraud awareness and prevention training and ongoing guidance to regional teams, as needed.


  • 3-7 years of investigative experience in a financial institution or related industry.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or similar professional certification preferred.
  • Innovative mindset with a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret complex data sets and metrics.
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills, inclusive of interviewing and open source intelligence.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with other business units.
  • Knowledge of fraud regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment to make timely decisions, while working in a fast-paced and results-driven environment.

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.

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.

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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