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Corporate Functions – Internal Audit Practices – Methodology – Executive Director

Req #: 180025427
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide.  The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumer and small businesses, 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 worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under it J. P. Morgan and Chase brands.
Audit Department
The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, executive management and regulators. Audit is charged with providing an independent evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the overall system of internal control. The function works as a strategic partner to assist management in identifying and mitigating control risks and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations across the firm. Reporting functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Audit employs more than 1,200 professionals worldwide.


Team Description

Audit Professional Practices is responsible for supporting the Audit Department by maintaining and enhancing programs and processes that promote a standard of excellence and assist auditors in their day-to-day responsibilities. This includes managing the Audit Department’s core business processes, including audit policy/methodology and supporting tools, quality assurance, internal and external reporting, department technology infrastructure, training and campus recruiting. Additionally, Professional Practices is responsible for creating processes to ensure significant regulatory issues regarding Audit are identified and addressed appropriately.


The Strategy, Methodology, Training and Tools (SMTT) team is responsible for audit strategic initiatives and change management, audit methodology, policy and procedures, departmental training, and design/functionality of the tools supporting the audit practice.
Position Description
This position is responsible for managing the Methodology team, which is a subset of the SMTT team within IA Practices.  This highly visible position will report to the Managing Director responsible for the SMTT team and play a key role in influencing positive change throughout the department globally. The role requires the ability to positively and creatively influence change, champion critical department change initiatives and help others to anticipate and manage through change.  Also critical to the success is building and maintaining key relationships across the Audit department, establishing a culture of engagement and adding value to the department.
  • Oversight of the IA’s audit methodology, including the policy framework
  • Ownership of the policies and procedures that govern the completion of the audit plan
  • Governance over the methodology supporting IA’s risk assessment process and the annual coverage cycle
  • Manage the execution/execute any changes to audit methodology
  • Partner closely with peers to:
    • Seek input on necessary practice enhancements
    • Develop and execute implementation strategies
    • Share practice changes
  • Manage the process by which the team responds to relevant queries
  • Support the execution of the annual audit plan from a methodological perspective
  • Ensure policies and procedures conform to regulatory, industry and JPMC standards and best practices
  • Design/implement training and reporting on new changes/initiatives
  • Participate in crafting IA’s response to material external inquiries and issues/regulatory presentations
  • General Responsibilities
    • Positively and creatively influence department change
    • Seek ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness of work performed
    • Build and maintain key relationships across the Audit department, establishing a culture of engagement and adding value to the department
    • Report/escalate potential issues in a timely manner to prevent recurrence and help to resolve issues
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in Internal Audit or a related function
  • Bachelor's degree (or relevant financial services experience) required
  • Minimum 3 years managing teams
  • Experience in a control-related function preferred (e.g., Risk, Compliance, Audit)
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills; must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven track record in building good working relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A demonstrated sense of urgency in completing work on time without mistakes
  • Self-starter, able to independently research and network with peers firmwide to determine effective methods
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, effective under pressure, and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability
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