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Corporate Finance - Firmwide Financial Control - CIB Financial Control - Markets - Associate

Req #: 170114583
Location: Newark, DE, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
Corporate Finance - Firmwide Financial Control - CIB Financial Control - Markets - Associate
 
The Financial Control function is primarily focused on ensuring the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of the Firm’s books and records with an emphasis on general ledger, operating systems and infrastructure controls across the entire lifecycle of the business. Some of the most common functions and activities that are owned by Financial Controllers are balance sheet reconciliation / certification, balance sheet substantiation and GLRS reporting & governance, inter-entity control & governance, manual accounting / bookings to the GL and operating systems and the month end close process & coordination.
 
The Financial Control Associate will be required to work closely with the line of business controllers, middle office and operations areas to understand the operational impact of trading strategies and settlement practices for the businesses globally. 
 
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with the middle office to ensure trade bookings agree between front and back office systems and ultimately the general ledger;
  • Work with various areas to research, escalate, and clear cash and settlement exceptions in a timely manner;
  • Work with the businesses and financial control to ensure understanding and sign off of monthly P&L;
  • Completion of monthly GLRS process.

The candidate must be a highly-motivated individual and must be able to handle a high level of complexity in their product coverage, be able to shift focus of task with relative ease and be flexible enough in shifting workload in accordance with changing priorities, and be comfortable dealing with a sometimes stressful and fast-paced trading and month end priority-driven environment.
 
Skills:
  • Basic understanding of securities and derivatives products
  • Comfort liaising with business and risk managers
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships within the various product aligned businesses and across other corporate financial, treasury, and accounting groups
  • Existing relationships and networks within JPMorgan community an advantage
  • Ability to understand business drivers and requirements and influence middle and front office partners to deliver solutions to business issues and problems
  • Strong analytical skills:
    Ability to quickly understand workings of a complex processing system and general ledger systems across the infrastructure and their interrelationships and dependencies.

Required Experience:

  • Excellent desktop/spreadsheet/database skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Able to critically challenge with the goal of identifying control issues
  • 3-5 years experience performing investment accounting preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business (or equivalent experience)
 
 

***Note: This role requires compliance with the Firm’s Consecutive Leave Policy.  The policy requires certain employees in sensitive positions to be out of the office for a specified period each calendar year.  Please ask the recruiter or hiring manager for additional details***   

 
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