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Asset Management – GSS Fund Accountant – Senior Associate/VP

Req #: 170112160
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:
Role title:  GSS Fund Accountant – Senior Associate/VP
Business:  Global Special Situations, JPMAM Alternatives
JPMorgan Alternatives is the alternative investment arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  With more than $120 billion in assets under management and over 800 professionals (as of December 31, 2016), we offer strategies across the alternative investment spectrum including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transportation, liquid alternatives, and hedge funds. Operating from 23 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, our independent alternative investment engines combine specialist knowledge and singular focus with the global reach, vast resources and powerful infrastructure of J.P. Morgan to help meet each client's specific objectives.
JPMAM Alternatives is expanding its private credit offering through the creation of a new Global Special Situations (GSS) business with a closed end Lux fund structure holding US and EEA corporate loans as well as other instruments.  This role is for the fund accountant for that business.
Role summary:  The fund accountant will be primarily responsible for all the aspects of the day-to-day fund accounting, regulatory reporting and control processes. They will work closely with the COO, Head of Operations and external providers.
Requirement:  The ideal candidate will have strong academics with formal accounting qualifications and previous experience of at least 3 – 7 years in a selection of credit markets, loans, closed funds, hedge funds and alternatives. These should be highlighted in a covering letter which will be used to select candidates for interview. 
Reporting to:  Kayne Manning
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the below:
  • Prepare timely and accurate Net Assets Values (NAV), financial statements (income and expense accruals), commitments and other fund accounting output for subsequent review
  • Reconcile and oversee the work of the fund administrators and ensure that the reporting to institutional investors is completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Reconcile daily and/or monthly to ensure that the funds books and records and accruals match with the fund administrator and resolve any discrepancies
  • Preparation of performance files
  • Establish and manage efficient and effective processes, including but not limited pnl, risk, fund accounting, investor reporting and cash/asset management
  • Lead the completion of the Annual Financial Statements and audit
  • Lead regulatory reporting across all relevant jurisdictions
  • Lead tax related analysis and associated work
  • Support fund board meetings and governance
  • Complete the Risk Control Self Assessment (RCSA) for GSS as well as lead control related processes, reporting and audit
  • Identify and adhere to relevant global regulatory and JPMorgan policy requirements
  • Write reports periodically to management on fund activities and other related issues
  • Work in partnership with the investment and analysis team to produce portfolio management information
  • Conduct other tasks as requested by the COO and Head of Operations in the effective running of the business and future growth initiatives.


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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