Northern Trust

Senior Consultant, Risk & Controls Self-Assessment (RCSA)

Limerick, Ireland/Hybrid
20 Jun 2024
20 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.

Role / Department

The Risk and Controls Self-Assessment (RCSA), Senior Consultant operates within the First Line of Defense Shared Service team to help the business execute the RCSA program ensuring compliance with program framework and guidance. The Facilitator serves as a subject matter expert by advising and guiding the business to properly identify risks and controls and documenting them appropriately. RCSAs require collaboration with various stakeholders while influencing parties towards strategic goals. Candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be detail oriented be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment, can challenge the group think mindset and have an inquisitive nature that allows them to ask probing questions. In order to perform this role, a high level of interaction is required with senior leaders and business areas at all levels of the organization.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the RCSA program deliverables - action plans, post effectiveness testing, control evaluation, etc
  • Execute on Northern Trust’s RCSA program by facilitating a value-added RCSA product that captures the risk and control environment of the business while adhering to policy, standards, and guidebook requirements
  • Review workflows to identify and drive management of risks associated with the program and improve overall control environment.
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and ongoing enhancement of RCSA program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)
  • Review KPI/KRI framework, scorecards, dashboards to ensure appropriateness of metrics / key performance indicators for RCSA program.
  • Development, maintenance, and ongoing enhancement of RCSA program controls and initiate projects where required.
  • Implementation of controls to mitigate process risks.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement to ensure identification of issues and timely completion of actions to meet deadlines.
  • Ensure the RCSA system of record is functioning properly and engage in coordination with Third-Party vendor.
  • Provide UAT testing support for system of record as needed.
  • Improve overall risk management culture and knowledge via training/awareness sessions.
  • Collaborate with senior management risk partners and lines of business partners to coordinate operational risk management activities.
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining program processes and practices which effectively ensure that the enterprise program remains current, and incorporates / aligns with industry standards and best practices as appropriate, while adequately covering regulatory requirements
  • Manage or lead projects aimed at improving the overall program.
  • Communicate identified risks to key stakeholders, organize remediation action plans, and track identified risks to closure.

Skills/ Experience

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Strong financial services experience, specifically within operational risk, controls, or audit
  • Working knowledge of audit, risk and operational management concepts and the ability to understand and interpret the impact of decisions, as well as identify and convey potential problem areas.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage in a clear, concise and effective manner, both verbal and written
  • Ability to foster a positive and initiative-taking approach to process assessment and improvement and to identify trends and improve processes for both the customer and the business.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Familiarity with Fusion and/or Salesforce
  • Experience performing regression testing

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.

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