Audit Manager I - QAIP/Training/Methodology

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Job Description
The Audit Services Professional Practices Team is an independent function within the Northern Trust internal audit department that is responsible for departmental training, quality assurance activities, reporting, and other administrative activities to support ongoing operations.  The Quality Assurance, Training, and Methodology Manager I role is a direct report to the Head of Professional Practices, and will primarily be responsible for overseeing the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, completion of the periodic knowledge/skill assessment for global audit staff, delivery of the training program and classes within Audit Services, and the maintenance of the internal audit methodology utilized by the global audit department.
More specifically, this role will work with the existing Professional Practices Team and Audit Services’ management to deliver a robust quality assurance program that evaluates the appropriateness of audit activities occurring across Audit Services.  In addition, training-related activities including the departmental skills assessment, training strategy, training delivery, and new hire onboarding are conducted by the Professional Practices Team and will be overseen by this role.  Lastly, the internal audit charter, policy, and methodology are impacted by the breadth of Northern Trust’s business, and Northern Trust’s global footprint.  This role will be responsible for maintaining the internal governance documents and ensuring they are reviewed/updated timely and in line with global regulator expectations.
 
Key Responsibilities
• Demonstrates and applies financial services and internal audit knowledge through providing oversight of the following:
• Execution of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program through utilization of internal, shared, and external resources to assess conformance with methodology and coverage of the risks by Audit Services
• Execution of the Audit Services skills assessment.  The development and delivery of training for relevant skills and technical areas within Audit Services
• Assessment of current and changing regulatory and industry guidance around the globe to determine impacts to the internal audit methodology
• Provides thought-leadership in areas of focus to continuously improve and evolve existing programs
• Ensures presentations, results, and/or reports are reviewed, appropriately positioned, and are ready for publication to senior management and/or the broader Audit Services Department
• Maintains familiarization and technical expertise with the Institute of Internal Auditors, peer financial services institutions, global regulatory expectations, and relevant Northern Trust partners
• Participates in meetings with the Audit Leadership Team to discuss various initiatives/results of areas of responsibility 
• Communicates with partners at all levels in locations within the Audit Services Department
• Manages and performs special projects as assigned
• Conducts the performance management process for direct reports

 
Qualifications
• Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, ACA, ACCA) are preferable but not mandatory
• Financial services internal audit subject matter expertise 
• A College or University degree
 
Skills
 • Strong analytical, leadership, and organizational skills
• Able to work independently and be comfortable with virtual teams and managers
• Strong report writing and workpaper documentation skills
• Project management skills
• Time management to balance multiple responsibilities simultaneously
• Focused client relationships
• Team player
Melissa Galloway
ProEnlist, LLC
720-358-4638 Direct
720-507-2417 SMS
melissa@proenlist.com 
www.proenlist.com 

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