Associate Consultant, Operations Control
Northern Trust
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
6d ago


Perform proactive focused reviews according to agreed priorities of end to end processes and / or clients and key risk areas to maintain quality levels & identify areas for enhancement

Review any region specific regulatory issues.

Make recommendations and control implementation by Business Unit.

Support in liaising with related central areas including Compliance and Operational Risk and local business Managers who deliver our services to clients

Work closely with local management to determine priorities and objectives for performing reviews.

Initiate quality related projects ensuring adequate business plans are created and signed off by all relevant business areas

Assist with periodic procedure reviews for existing processes, as well as those for new processes created by implementations and take-on activity.

Assist in data collection for audit-type visits including those from external Trustees and internal audit

Assist with the maintenance and testing of the Bangalore Business Continuity Plan, liaising with the regional business units being supported by Bangalore for Transfer of Work’ continuity planning.

Support in ensure the department complies with the requirements of any Training & Competence regulatory regime

Follow the goals and priorities based on the direction set for the section.Produce accurate management information reporting and analysis to deadline

Maintain effective communication channels at all levels

Track all review actions / reporting to Senior Management and plan effectively to meet the deadlines set.

Keep abreast of industry and regulatory developments that may impact the risk and quality of our service.

Assist in assessing operational readiness of the business unit’s ability to take on new clients, processes, or perform system migrations.

Ensure preventative controls are in place following procedure & process failures.

Ability to work on ad-hoc activities.


Employees are required to comply with the regulatory regime in which Northern Trust operates as appropriate to the above role

Employees are expected to exercise due care and diligence, ensuring the areas the incumbent is responsible for are organized and controlled

Employees are required to observe proper standards of market, business and personal conduct, demonstrating integrity in the execution of duties


  • Overall experience of 5+ years preferably in relevant practice with accounting knowledge Knowledge of regulatory requirements in US,UK & Ireland
  • Strong accounting / financial services / auditing / capital markets work experience or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting, CA or ICWA Inter / Master degree / IAQ / IOC or equivalent(IAQ, IMC etc) a plus
  • Knowledge proven subject matter expert or referral point for complex issues
  • Should be flexible for shifts and extended working hours.
  • Operations partner with knowledge of the relevant business practice including its associated products and supporting operational functions.
  • Has a good understanding of end to end processes.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Good analytical, numerical and reasoning skillsAbility to systematically assess & challenge existing processes.Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry best practices like CASS, IMR, AIFMD, FATCA, UCITS V will be an added advantage
  • Strong communication, negotiation and analytical skills are necessary to consult with partners / clients throughout the organization as well as regulators and auditors.
  • Effective project management skills are essential to help drive various initiatives.
  • Ability to sell the value added benefit of the control function.
  • Self-starter with the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (particularly Excel, PowerPoint & Word)
  • Internal candidates must meet the IJP eligibility requirements of Northern Trust
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