Northern Trust

Consultant, Global Fee Governance

6 days left

Limerick, Ireland
25 Jun 2024
25 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.


This role will report to and work directly with the EMEA Fee Governance Lead, focussing on Governance, controls and the compilation and development of reporting across NT Fee Teams. This role will be working closely with the Global Governance team, and the Regional and Global Service Centre teams to assist the teams with month-end responsibilities and other business and system projects as required. This role involves extensive liaison with Business Operations Teams, Client Services, Financial Control, Audit and Legal and is also responsible for ensuring the design and operational effectiveness of controls operating globally.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Emphasis on continuous enhancement of processes, controls and documentation;
  • Performance of SOX, internal and external audits, including planning and liaising with Internal and External Audit, BAU teams and support to the Business;
  • Timely completion and review of monthly and quarterly corporate requirements including reporting and reconciliations;
  • Review of the control documentation, including risk and control self-assessment (RCSA) and SOX;
  • Build and maintain service level descriptions (SLDs) with all areas of the business;
  • Build and measure KPI to ensure that SLDs are met
  • Provide extensive management information (KPIs, debtors, accrual analysis) to a variety of stakeholders, including senior management with the appropriate level of comment and analysis
  • Provide guidance on Governance related queries eg: compliance breaches, legal agreements etc.;
  • Drafting of procedure documents ensuring adherence to agreed governance controls;
  • Involvement in performing control & quality checks as per requirements;
  • Liaise with Internal and External Audit for all audits and queries arising;
  • Performance of the Risk Control Self Assessment (RCSA), EUC review, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) etc.;
  • Assistance and support to meet team deliverables;
  • Any other ad-hoc duties or project work as required from time to time.

Skills / Experience

  • Relevant Accounting/Financial/Risk Management/ IT/Data Compliance qualifications and/or relevant Governance work experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of control frameworks (Operational Risk, Internal Control Frameworks, SOX etc.)
  • A background in risk, control and oversight of processes ideally in Fee Billing/ Finance function
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks whilst prioritising accordingly based on organisation needs
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel and Visio
  • Very strong attention to detail with emphasis on adhering to strict controls4
  • Proactive style to implement new processes and the ability to deal with change
  • The ability to work effectively with remote teams

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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