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Commercial Banking - Controller - VP

Req #: 170090645
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
The regulatory reporting function within Commercial Banking Finance seeks a strong candidate looking for an opportunity to develop deep expertise around all of Commercial Banking’s financial processes and controls.
The successful candidate will support governance around the application of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).  SOX Section 404 requires SEC registrants to issue an annual internal control report that includes the following:
  • A statement indicating that management is responsible for the internal control structure over financial reporting, and,
  • An assessment at the end of the fiscal year regarding the effectiveness of the internal control structure and  procedures for financial reporting  
Commercial Banking Finance is responsible for Commercial Banking’s SOX program, which includes scoping and risk assessing CB processes, coordinating management testing, assessing deficiencies individually and in aggregate and reporting on the results to senior management on a quarterly basis.   
This Vice President role will be part of a team responsible for the following:
  • Overall SOX program governance for Commercial Banking, including ensuring compliance with COSO standards and JPM’s overall SOX framework
  • Liaising with external and internal audit and other functional partners, including the JPM SOX Corporate Office, Operations, Risk and other Line of Business SOX program managers
  • Taking a critical look at all financial risk impacting Commercial Banking and ensuring robust controls are in place to mitigate that risk
  • Assessment and remediation efforts of any identified control gaps

Qualifications include:

  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA or equivalent credential, or working towards CPA or equivalent credential
  • 5+ years in an Audit, Accounting, Internal Control and/or Finance role
  • Solid understanding of internal control framework (experience with SOX a big plus)
  • Ability to respectfully challenge existing processes and controls to make them better
  • Solid analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to understand the big picture while maintaining a detailed focus on reporting requirements
  • Ability to prepare and present executive-level summaries to management (PowerPoint)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of Regulatory/SEC reports and related requirements a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with credit and risk systems a plus
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