Corporate - Audit – Location Governance Auditor – Vice President
Req #: 170096726
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
JPMC’s Audit Department reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and is further accountable to the Chairman and CEO, senior management and regulatory agencies. Audit is an independent risk assessment function established within the organization to evaluate, test and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of management’s system of internal control. Audit works closely with the Lines of Business and their support functions to achieve its mission through a comprehensive audit program. The department is respected throughout the firm for the calibre of the staff and their ability to add value beyond the audit opinion.
The EMEA Corporate Functions audit team provides coverage of Finance, Risk Management, Compliance and Global Financial Crime, Legal, Human Resources, Global Real Estate, Global Security & Investigations, Oversight & Control, Governance and other corporate functions.
We are looking for an Audit Manager (VP) in the EMEA Corporate Functions Audit team to be based in London. This individual will lead and participate primarily in audits of Location Governance in the region, as well as participating in the broader audit coverage for the EMEA Corporate Functions team. The Location Governance team conducts region-wide and country specific audits, primarily focused on the design and effectiveness of the governance framework, with coverage of other cross location topics in specific countries as required. The role involves the planning, execution and documentation of the results of their work for audits conducted. It also involves proactive interaction with senior regional and location management and audit stakeholders, as well as location aligned auditors and colleagues in the regional Corporate Functions and Line of Business teams. There is opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the governance requirements and framework in place in different countries, as well as an understanding of the various corporate functions and line of business activities within the region.
The applicant must be an experienced professional who possesses strong leadership, relationship management, auditing and project management skills, with a good understanding of internal control systems within a financial institution. This individual should be a team player with ability to multi-task effectively, to work under pressure in a dynamic business environment and to actively partner and effectively communicate with global and regional management and colleagues.
As a member of the Corporate Sector audit team you will be expected to:
Lead or participate in audits and execute audit testing from planning to reporting with limited supervision, delivering a quality product in line with department and professional standards and expectations, including management to timeframe and budget targets for assigned audit work, fulfilling documentation quality standards and utilizing consistent methodology.
Evaluate, test and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to provide an overall opinion on the control environment, including root cause analysis, audit report preparation and follow-up and verification of issue closure.
Communicate audit findings to management and identify opportunities for improvement in the design and operating effectiveness of key controls.
Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value.
Partner with other groups and regions within Audit to ensure the delivery of a seamless program of audit coverage across the firm, and in the early identification and reporting of emerging control issues.
Be flexible and adaptable to dynamic and changing work environments, including travel to other countries as part of regional audit engagements.
Qualifications and Competencies
Chartered Accountant or equivalent professional qualification.
Relevant financial sector internal audit experience within one or more of the following areas is preferred: corporate governance, finance, compliance, HR, compliance.
Strong execution skills, ability to work independently with limited supervision and to manage multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient, effective and timely manner.
Demonstrable understanding of internal control and risk assessment concepts and strong analytical skills to assess the impact of control weaknesses
Ability to effectively and efficiently run audits/manage projects in a team environment and to perform audit work in accordance with department and professional standards.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to senior management and influence change.
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, strong interest in learning, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability.