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Legal - Oversight and Control Officer - Oversight and Control - Associate

Req #: 170103776
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.

 

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services and is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the firm's lines of business (LOBs) and corporate staff areas. The Legal Department Control function reports directly into the Legal Department Chief Operating Officer and has a matrix report into the firm wide Oversight & Control Organization.

 
DESCRIPTION
 

This position resides in the Oversight & Control function within the Legal Department and is accountable to execute the firm-wide control framework. The Control function will work to ensure that necessary and effective controls remain in place to ensure the continuing integrity, relevance and proper performance of the control environment. 

 

The position requires a strong knowledge and background in control management as well as familiarity with compliance or audit related practices. The candidate will be expected to apply the firm-wide oversight and controls framework and protocols for strengthening the control environment, serve as an expert resource to the management team on issue management, risk control self-assessment (RCSA), testing and evidence substantiation. 

 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Execute and influence the further development of Legal’s Operational Risk strategy and driving control agenda.  This will include both IT and Operational control implementation and oversight including the ongoing maintenance of Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) processes in accordance with policies and standards. 

 

Given the 2017 RCSA Plan the following experience is required:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills with demonstrated ability to lead and deliver on firm wide initiatives are essential. 
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively is critical as the role will partner with senior to very senior members of the Legal department and work toward developing relationships across global corporate functions (Audit, Finance, Technology, Corporate Operational Risk and Compliance) to support the strategic direction and goals of the firm surrounding improved risk identification and controls management. 

Qualifications
 
  • Five (5) years of previous experience in Risk Management, Consulting, Internal/External Audit, Compliance or other control function is required
  • BA/BS required
  • Strong knowledge and background in Operational Risk framework including but not limited to process mapping, risk and controls management, issues management, and audit best practices
  • Demonstrated experience as a key contributing member of a high performing organization
  • Exceptional critical thinking, project management, analytical and communication skills (e.g., communicate effectively at all levels of the organization)
  • Possess sense of urgency, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, problem solving skills with the ability to synthesize large amounts of information and propose meaningful recommendations effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Specific knowledge of JPMC's Risk & Control Self-Assessment methodology, issue and action plan management (FORCE a plus)
  • Superior MS Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint), and Visio required, iManage a plus
  • Positive outlook and strong team player

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