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Associate - Centralized Controls - Admin

Req #: 180006659
Location: Bangalore East, KA, IN
Job Category: Credit
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm, established over 200 years ago:
o We are the leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management.
o We have assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide
o We operate in more than 100 markets.
o We have more than 243,000 employees globally.
 
Our wholesale businesses include J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management, Commercial Banking and the Corporate & Investment Bank which provide products and services to corporations, governments, municipalities, non-profits, institutions, financial intermediaries and high-net worth individuals and families.
 
Our corporate functions support the entire organization and include the following functions: Accounting, Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and Technology.
 
J.P. Morgan in India provides a comprehensive range of Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, and Corporate functions services and solutions to our clients, executing some of the most important financial transactions and providing essential strategic advice to our clients such as the government, large domestic and multi-national corporations, non-government organizations and financial institutions and investors. India is a key market for JPMorgan Chase globally and our employees in India are a critical part of how we do business globally and are integrated within our businesses. Our Global Service Centres (GSCs) are strategically positioned in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad to support the firm’s operations regionally and globally. The centres provide comprehensive strategic support across technology and business operations processing to all lines of business and the corporate functions.
 
This an excellent opportunity for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment where strong analytical skills, business acumen, and superior communication skills are leveraged to support our company's ability to accurately forecast our losses and identify early signs of credit risks.

 

The Consumer and Community Bank (CCB) currently consists of a number of credit portfolios including Credit Card, Mortgage, Auto, Student Loans, Business Banking and Dealer Commercial Services. The consumer business is supported by both Vertical Organizations (dedicated risk staff supporting a specific business) and Horizontal Organizations (staff that is accountable for working across businesses.) One of these Horizontal organizations is the Consumer Credit Forecasting team.

 

The lead for Controls will play an active role both in assessing controls gaps as well as working with each of the forecast product units to close them. The role will need to take an investigative approach to assessing gaps that extend beyond traditional process-based assessment approaches. This team would be managed centrally but will have team members dedicated to each Sub LOB. The candidate will be managing a team of analysts and associates to drive the controls agenda for the Credit Forecasting team.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing each forecasting team’s current adherence to their policies, standards and procedures
  • Reviewing whether current standards policies and procedures meet the spirit of the original governing entity’s obligation, and any changes to the governing entity’s expectations over time
  • Understanding feedback from independent oversight parties and assessing gaps across products. For instance an audit issue found in one product should be immediately assessed across products and this team would not only perform the assessment but assist in the closure.
  • Comparison of policies standards and procedures across products for consistency and closure of any gaps that are found
  • Comparison of controls across products for consistency and closure of any gaps that are found
  • Creation of a CCB Credit forecasting process around risk identification
  • Creation of a CCB Credit Forecasting discipline around NMEMs, Model Diagnostics, User Tools and Analytics tools
  • Provide expertise to risk and control partners as well as support for audit requests
  • Liaison with upstream and downstream partners to review and submit all control evidence for RCSA and SOX
  • Support Action Plans both internally and externally from issue opening to closure
  • Develop enhanced reporting for controls through use of automation, if required
  • Presenting findings, recommendations and presentations to Senior Management. 
  • Provides leadership, coaching and mentoring to a group(s) of analytic professionals
The work schedule is Monday - Wednesday, 1 PM - 10 PM IST and Thursday - Friday, 11 AM – 8 PM IST  
  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline; Math, Finance, Statistics, Economics or equivalent work/training is required; advanced degree is preferred
  • Deep credit risk experience in one or more US consumer credit portfolios (i.e. U.S. Mortgage, Home Equity, Credit Card, Automotive, Lease, Business Banking)
  • Knowledge of the Forecasting process, macroeconomics and finance preferred
  • 5+ years of related experience in Risk Controls Self-Assessments and Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements
  • Background in technical or regulatory document writing
  • Analytic and Investigative mindset, dedicated to continuously improving processes and a strong bias for action with focus on closing the issues
  • Be able to balance meeting the principle of a requirement with the need to meet the letter of a requirement
  • Sound business instincts and judgement to assess materiality of the risk
  • Able to work across groups (Audit, controls, internal groups) and therefore must be a good communicator and influencer
  • Focused attention to detail, analytical & inquisitive with high standards for quality and accuracy 
  • History of effective multi-tasking, expectation setting, and escalation of issues, where appropriate
  • Project Management Skills -- well-organized, structured approach.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, passionate about supporting our internal / external clients
  • Self-starter, able to take the initiative and operate independently on a daily basis
  • Exhibited leadership and desire to oversee the development of control analysts in the team
  • Knowledge of Visio and/or iGraphx
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel and PowerPoint, experience with Essbase a plus)
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