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Corporate Finance - Firmwide Financial Accounting and Reporting - Consolidations Team - Associate

Req #: 180008973
Location: Newark, DE, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
Corporate Finance - Firmwide Financial Accounting and Reporting - Consolidations Team - Associate
 
The  Firmwide Financial Accounting & Reporting group provides "best in class" reporting to both our internal and external clients. Best in class reporting includes informative, accurate, reliable and timely financial information that can be used by management to make sound financial decisions; for analysts to assess the Firm’s financial position; investors to make informed decisions and regulators to supervise and examine us appropriately.
 As a Senior Accounting Associate in the Consolidations Group within Firmwide Financial Accounting & Reporting  you will support the month-end financial close process.  This involves assisting in the preparation of the firm's consolidated financial statements, posting month-end financial adjustments, and checking posting reports to ensure accuracy.  You will also assist in the preparation of financial schedules and reports for inclusion in the monthly financial review and analysis package for senior management.
 
You will work with the Firms Consolidation system as well as several other financial information and reference applications.  You will also perform financial analysis and reporting in the financial services industry.
 
This role will provide you with the opportunity to interact with domestic and international legal entities and lines of business.  You will also have the opportunity to get involved with special projects within the Consolidations Group.
 
Job Description:
  • Manage the monthly consolidation of JPMorgan Chase income statement and balance sheet
  • Develop and maintain financial reports and schedules
  • Control post-closing entries and consolidation adjustments
  • Perform various control procedures to ensure the integrity of reported financial results
  • Participate in all aspects of the production of the monthly financial review and analysis book
  • Support ad-hoc requests for financial information received from across the firm.
Participate in project work, including:
  • Re-engineering the financial consolidation and reporting system
  • Integrating departmental workflows and processes into the firm's strategic Financial architecture

 

Qualifications:
  • Expertise in financial consolidations and reporting, knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience with a financial consolidation and reporting system (preferably SAP BPC)
  • Four year degree in accounting
  • Three to four  years financial audit experience (“big 4” accounting firm preferred)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Self confidence, and the ability to work with senior managers throughout the firm
  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities
  • Leadership ability
  • Time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Aptitude for learning and leveraging systems and data flows
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley section 404 requirements including workpaper standards, concepts of variance analysis, deficiencies and handshakes
  • Solid communications skills, including business writing and presentations to large and small groups
  • Availability to work overtime, particularly around the quarter -end close
  • CPA license is a plus
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