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Asset Management - Audit Manager Team Lead - Vice President

Req #: 180007941
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
Department Description:
The Audit Department provides the Board of Directors, senior management and regulators with independent assurance that internal controls are operating effectively.  The global Audit Department has in excess of 1,000 officers.
Within the Audit Department, the Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Audit team is responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across the AWM business including Wealth Management (WM) and Asset Management (AM). This is achieved through a program of audit coverage performed and managed by a team of integrated business, technology and corporate sector specialists and coordinated on a global basis with colleagues in EMEA and Asia. 
Business Description:
J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management is a global leader in investment and wealth management.  Its clients include institutions, individuals and advisors in every major market throughout the world.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under supervision of approximately $2.5 trillion and assets under management of $1.7 trillion, offers investment management across all major asset classes, including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and liquidity. 
Position Description:
The US AM Team Lead position is based in New York and reports directly to the Global AM Senior Audit Manager. The successful candidate will manage a team based in New York and is responsible for executing the regional/global audit coverage of AM; specific focus areas includes hedge funds, fund of funds, Beta strategies and business platforms.  The Team Lead will have several direct reports.  The applicant must be an experienced professional who possesses strong auditing skills and good understanding of asset management services and products and various financial instruments.
The Team Lead is expected to: 
  • Continue to strengthen and manage relationships with senior AM business leaders and related control groups
  • Work with stakeholders in a consulting role to add value and address unresolved issues
  • Articulate complex issues and themes to senior level stakeholders
  • Present audit issues to various risk and control committees and/or Boards
  • Monitor key risk indicators, significant change activities and escalation of emerging issues to senior management in a timely fashion
  • Set standards for efficient and achievable management of resources, schedules and budgets
  • Hold their team accountable for high quality work and within budget
  • Provide direction to their team regarding scope and execution
  • Support and develop their team, including active coaching of less experienced auditors
  • Set objectives and conduct annual performance appraisals for the team and provide ongoing feedback
  • Drive plan creation and changes based on changing business risk profile
  • Stay current with evolving industry and regulatory changes, and analyze impact to business objectives, processes, and compliance
  • Work closely with other regional/global audit colleagues the early identification of emerging control issues and reporting them timely to Audit management and business stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree (or relevant financial services experience) required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience, preferably in Asset Management
  • Solid knowledge of Asset Management products and services including related fiduciary activities and risk considerations (e.g., conflicts of interest)
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory requirements related to investment management such as Investment Advisors Act, Investment Company Act, OCC 12 CFR 9 and ERISA
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders, desire to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategically
  • Strong team player, able to multi-task and work under pressure in a dynamic business environment 
  • Strong analytical skills particularly in regard to assessing the probability and impact of a control weakness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to management in a persuasive manner
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated, effective under pressure
  • Proven ability and desire to learn quickly, be flexible, think strategically and multi-task
  • Be prepared to travel to the business locations
  • MBA degree, professional accountancy qualification and/or other professional certifications, such as Series 7, CFA, or CFIRS are a plus
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