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Markets Business Control Officer - Associate: North America Spread

Req #: 180021756
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:

This role is within the Business Control Office (BCO) covering the North America Spread business. This is a team of risk and controls experts who are responsible for managing the end to end control environment of the North America Spread business.  The North America Spread BCO team is part of a wider Markets BCO team which now reports into the Markets CFO as well as the Oversight and Control office.  J.P. Morgan’s Spread business offers clients a comprehensive set of market-making, structuring and risk management capabilities across a full spectrum of asset classes. 


The BCO role is a key role for the business in the current environment.  The focus of the role is on ownership, enhancement, rationalization and execution of controls. The ability to balance the commercial priorities of the business and the soundness of the control environment is critical to the role of the BCO.


The Business Control Officer will:

  • Be a trusted Front Office control advisor
  • Represent Front Office interests on control/regulatory initiatives
  • Execute and implement business controls priorities and strategy
  • Monitor Front Office supervisory management and execution
  • Implement Control and Risk governance and reporting

Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitation of comprehensive business control governance
  • Front Office supervision management
    • Front Office Supervision (FOS) portal design, development, deployment and BAU oversight including exception management
    • Supervisory attestations
    • Policy contribution, review and implementation
    • Identify and remediate control gaps, institute best practices
  • Control and regulatory governance management
    • Front office representative in control forums
    • Prep for internal and external regulatory & control meetings/reviews
  • Risk Assessments
    • RCSA
    • Conduct Risk
    • Conflicts
  • Error governance and control deep dives
    • Event Capture
    • Escalation & analysis
    • Thematic reviews, deep dives and projects

The business control officer will interact with multiple line and corporate functions and need to be able to work effectively with senior executives of the firm.  The individual will need to establish very strong relationships within the business and develop a deep understanding of its practices, its control challenges, the architecture and products.


The candidate should be interested in working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, participating in key initiatives and becoming involved in a diverse set of issues that will have a direct impact on the organization.

  • Understanding of fixed income products and markets (Securitizations, MBS and Conduit Financing a plus)
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who takes ownership
  • Good organizational skills - manages & prioritizes multiple tasks across different time horizons within deadlines
  • Understanding of the end to end product life cycle
  • Investigative mindset, able to see issues at both a high-level and in detail
  • A good understanding of controls and how to apply them to different processes and businesses
  • Strong analytical, problem solving & process re-engineering skills
  • Excellent Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player with excellent partnering and influencing skill
  • Previous experience in a Business Risk, Business Management, Product Control and/or Financial Control a plus

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