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Corporate – Audit – Senior Auditor/Audit Manager – Associate/Vice President (m/f)

Req #: 170104431
Location: Frankfurt, HE, DE
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
About J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs, anywhere in the world.  We operate in 150 countries, and hold leadership positions across our businesses.  We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm, every day.  This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world – and why we can offer you an outstanding career.
Our business
The Internal Audit Department provides the Board of Directors, senior management and regulators with an independent assessment of JPMorgan Chase's (‘JPMC’) control environment. Audit works closely with the Lines of Business (‘LOBs’) and their support functions to achieve its mission through the execution of a comprehensive audit program designed to test the effectiveness of the controls in place to mitigate the risks inherent in each business. The department is respected throughout the firm for the calibre of the staff and their ability to add value beyond the audit opinion. Globally, Internal Audit has in excess of 1,000 auditors.
The individual will be responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across all legal entities within the location, in particular J.P. Morgan AG (“JPMAG”). This individual will report to the Head of Audit for JPMAG. The position, which is based in Frankfurt, is part of the EMEA Group Audit team. The individual will predominately be expected to perform execution of individual audits across the Corporate and Investment Bank, Investor Services, Treasury Services, Markets, as well as Global Trade and Loan Products, Commercial Bank and Corporate functions within the location and support the annual audit plan and risk assessment process. Further, the individual will be expected to develop relationships with key stakeholders across these areas in the location and within the network of EMEA Group Audit.
The individual must be an experienced professional, possess strong project management skills, have relationship management capabilities and audit experience to some of the above businesses, as well as having a sound understanding of the German and European regulatory and audit landscape.
Key responsibilities:
  • Participate in and lead audit engagements from planning to reporting, and deliver quality products within department and professional standards. Execute audit testing on individual audits of the above business and control functions.
  • Support the Head of Internal Audit for JPMAG as required with annual planning and risk assessment process, responses to external requests from regulators and/ or external auditors.
  • Provide input and support to the strategic vision and footprint of the Audit department of JPMAG, including consideration of changing regulatory, audit practice and industry standards and expectations.
  • Risk based audit approach, independently evaluating, testing and reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, as well as identifying the root cause of issues.
  • Finalise and communicate audit findings in a clear and concise manner and identify opportunities for improvement in the design and effectiveness of key controls. Use judgment to provide an overall opinion on the control environment.
  • Present the results of audit work to the Audit management, local stakeholders and risk and control forums.
  • Effectively partner with colleagues within the Audit team across the region and globally.
  • Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value.
  • Execute an effective program of continuous monitoring activities, including analysis of key metrics to identify control issues and adverse trends, and keeping abreast of key initiatives and pertinent industry and regulatory developments.
  • Employ computer-assisted auditing tools where applicable to maximize the efficiency of sampling and to reduce the risk of fraud and identify opportunities for the use of continuous monitoring and automated auditing.
  • Stay up-to-date with evolving industry and regulatory changes impacting the location and its control environment.
Core Competencies:
  • Business and Industry Knowledge – demonstrable knowledge, and experience of performing audit work across the above referenced businesses as well as corporate functions.
  • Methodology & Analytical Skills – detailed understanding of internal control and risk assessment concepts and strong analytical skills to assess the impact of control weaknesses.
  • Partnership - Strong execution skills, ability to work predominately independently with limited supervision. Works well individually and in teams, shares information, and supports colleagues. Ability to create stakeholder relationships that promote transparency and open dialogue around control issues.
  • Communication - Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues in a persuasive manner.
  • Leadership - Ability to assess priorities, adapt to a changing environment, monitor progress and timely deliver a high quality end product. Willingness to develop audit management skills. Enthusiastic, self motivated, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability. Demonstrates capability to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategically.
  • Accountability – proven ability to support the development of the scope and execution of audits/ projects. Seeks ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness of work performed. Willing to take personal responsibility/accountability.  Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Project management - ability to participate in audit assignments and execute assigned audit tasks in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable German and European regulatory requirements.
  • Education to degree standard (or equivalent) in an Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline is preferred.
  • Preferably with previous audit experience in Investment Bank, Markets, Investor Services, Treasury Services or Corporate Sector functions.
  • Recognized Audit qualification is desirable although not mandatory.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient and effective manner and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues in a persuasive manner.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, strong interest in learning, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability.
The successful candidate knows how to set priorities right, is flexible in managing working hours and feels comfortable in delivering the right results under time pressure and within tight deadlines.
We offer you an interesting job at a leading global bank, competitive salary, attractive benefits and the opportunity to work on your career development in a team-oriented international working environment.
We look forward to receiving your complete application, referencing your earliest starting date.
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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