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Corporate Financial Analysis: Firmwide Economic Scenarios & Analytics, Associate

Req #: 170097797
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.


Group Overview

The Firmwide Economic Scenarios & Analytics team within Global Finance oversees the development and distribution of the full set of economic assumptions used in the Firm’s forecasting processes. The team collaborates with the Economics and Strategy Research teams, CFO/Financial Planning teams, Risk functions, and other corporate areas such as Investor Relations and the Regulatory Capital Management Office. Economic assumptions cover key US and global economic indicators, fixed income markets, equity markets, etc., and accordingly, a broad knowledge base across economics and finance is essential. The team develops scenarios across a range of potential economic backdrops which are distributed firmwide.


Responsibilities
    • Support the design of economic forecasts, working closely with key partners including suppliers of economic variables (JPM Economic/Strategy research teams or other experts) and users (Risk and Finance).
    • Monitor daily economic releases and events, and stay abreast of trends in equity markets, fixed income markets, mortgage markets, etc.; highlight trends and impacts to key stakeholders.
    • Analyze historical trends to independently assess the trajectories of prior economic and financial cycles, and the performance of various asset classes within those cycles.
    • Coordinate and manage the team’s multiple project workstreams, with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness of meeting deliverables on prescribed timelines, ensuring successful downstream implementation.
    • Oversee and participate in hands-on review of economic forecasting methodologies, documentation, process, and data to assess conceptual and financial soundness of the implementations, as well as compliance with rules and best practices.
    • Communicate with key stakeholders such as Finance and Risk, Planning & Analysis, quantitative model development, Investor Relations and senior leadership to manage and coordinate inbound questions, deliverables, and ad-hoc requests.
    • Develop executive-level presentations for senior management, regulators and internal stakeholders

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field; Master’s a plus
  • 5+ years of work experience, with a strong interest in Finance and / or Economics
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with the ability to synthesize large amounts of data, summarize key concepts and articulate relevant conclusions
  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Experience managing project workstreams across multiple key stakeholders
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills. Inquisitive nature, ability to ask right questions and escalate issues
  • Experience with economic and financial modeling a plus. Advanced Excel and Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of VBA or EViews or similar a plus
  • Self-starter, able to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with a proven track record of execution against deliverables
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
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