Associate - Accounting Control

JPMorgan Chase

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

·         Oversee offshore team’s production of monthly deliverables including audit confirmation letters and report packages

·         Prepare and/or review general ledger adjusting entries

·         Research and respond to auditor and internal inquiries. Represent on calls and in-person meetings with external auditors and clients.

·         Analyze accounting records and be able to clearly articulate fund accounting transactions/processes to clients, external audit firms, and internal business partners.

·         Engage in developing internal reviews of accounting records and ad-hoc projects and process enhancements.

·         Coach, develop and mentor staff including setting objectives, providing feedback, and managing day to day escalation items and resolution of complex audit discussion topics.

·         Develop a strong knowledge of internal systems, operations, and client structures, i.e. various types of portfolios, deliverables, and client specific requirements.

Qualifications/Skills Required

·         Strong analytical, prioritization, organizational, and time management skills.

·         Quantitative analysis and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Team player with the ability to work productively within a group and maintain a high degree of independence.

·         Skill to partner with internal teams and external clients to ensure resolution of open queries or exception items.

·         Excellent problem/issue resolution skills; good critical thinking and decision-making skills.

·         Ability to interact with senior individuals internally and externally, produce metrics and management reporting, drive projects.

·         Ability to initiate and drive change and process improvements.

·         Understanding of various investment types including fixed income, equities, and derivatives.

·         Ability to explain general fund accounting principles, cash and asset reconciliation items, and calculation of interest income, amortization, dividends, complex corporate actions, etc.

Required Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree, graduate degree such as MBA, MSF, MSA preferred

·         Prior experience in Fund Accounting or Financial Reporting (8-12 or more years)

·         Experience managing teams of at least 2-4 individuals; leadership and staff development experience.

·         Experience interacting directly with clients and/or auditor strongly preferred, including in-person meetings and/or presentations.

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