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Corporate Finance – APAC Real Estate Finance Controller – Vice President

Req #: 180025658
Location: New Territories, , HK
Job Category: Real Estate Finance
Potential Referral Amount: 40000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Corporate Controllers is part of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Finance organization. Corporate Controllers includes approximately 1,500 colleagues, with functional operating units encompassing Corporate Accounting Policies, Corporate Regulatory Policy & Reporting, Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Sector Accounting, Global Finance Operations (GFO), Global Finance India, and Finance Platform Strategy & Controls. Working together, our strengths and resources enable us to ensure the integrity of the JPMorgan Chase consolidated books and records, and the results of individual legal entities within the Firm. The Corporate Controllers function is focused on ensuring accountability and improving the organization's credibility. We focus on accounting, financial controls, systems and reporting.


Global Real Estate Accounting is seeking a high energy, self starting Accounting Controller to support APAC Real Estate, within the Corporate Sector Line of Business. APAC Real Estate is responsible for an occupancy portfolio of approximately 5 million square feet across 17 countries. The APAC Real Estate Controller will be responsible for the APAC month-end financial close and reporting activities, including the APAC implementation of the Firm’s new construction project management systems and managing the APAC monthly construction project accounting and reporting processes.


The position is aligned with the Global Finance - Corporate Controllers organization and is accountable for the integrity of financial reporting, internal control environment, and closing transaction cycles. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Overall responsibility for APAC control environment, including policy adherence, accounting, process management, operational and financial reporting, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and control self-assessments

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the finance and operations groups of APAC Real Estate, as well as APAC Legal Entity and Line of Business contacts

  • Review and improve key APAC accounting processes to ensure processes are efficient and effective

  • Support of and participation in the strategic planning efforts of the organization

  • Identify and drive recommendations to strategically enhance the financial and operational performance of all APAC Real Estate functional areas

  • Direct oversight of monthly transaction processes and close, interpretation of Real Estate policy, Corporate Accounting Policies, and US GAAP treatment

  • Strong partnership with APAC Real Estate CFO on accounting, policy, controls, operations, and process matters

  • Extensive support of  APAC financial (SAP) and real estate application systems implementations

  • Supervise and manage a staff of three

  • Support ad hoc reporting and analysis across APAC Real Estate as needed

  • Develop meaningful financial analysis in support of APAC Real Estate decision making

  • Assist APAC Real Estate Finance team in creating annual budgets and updating mid-year forecasts

  • Train, coach and develop staff

  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities within predetermined timeliness is essential

  • Bachelor's degree, with MBA and CPA, CMA, or Chartered Accountant required

  • Minimum 10 years financial accounting experience required, working in a high volume, fast-paced environment

  • Extensive experience in real estate industry or JPM real estate matters, along with strong construction operations / accounting experience, preferred

  • Ability to build and motivate high performance teams as part of a global real estate organization

  • Superior relationship management, strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Outstanding analytical, process management, and presentation skills

  • Team player, able to work well with multiple LOBs and across a wide variety of functions

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvement and improving controls

  • Proactive attitude, commitment to continuous learning, willing to challenge the status quo to improve processes

  • Creative self-starter with strong initiative, ability to take ownership and work independently, as well as contribute to the broader global team

  • Ability to multi-task and be hands on in a fast paced environment to meet deadlines under pressure

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