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Corporate Finance - Corporate Controllers - Associate

Req #: 180036775
Location: Columbus, OH, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

JPMorgan Chase's Firmwide Controllers organization is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity and validity of the financial statements and controls over the transaction cycle. The group performs critical reporting and controls functions for the organization, including legal entity, financial and regulatory, as well as product valuation. The team is also responsible for improving ongoing processes, and ensuring execution and implementation of the overall financial architecture.

Corporate Sector Accounting within Firmwide Controllers supports all lines of business to deliver superior financial services to businesses and consumers around the world.  CSEC Accounting provides an environment where leadership, excellence, integrity and diversity are among our core principles.

The Corporate Sector Accounting Associate Controller will be responsible for controls support within the CSEC Accounting Controls Team.  The controls team is responsible for a wide variety of control programs related to Accounting & Controllership functions including SOX Scoping & Testing, CCAR CFO Attestation Program, Risk & Control Self Assessment, Risk Events, User Tools, Record Retention, Quality Assurance, Resiliency, Business Control Forum etc.

Responsibilities of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing program: includes partnering with the SOX Compliance Office and business to identify significant balances/footnotes and associated controls that require SOX scoping. 
  • This position performs tests of controls and also coordinates quality assurance on testing results as appropriate.
  • Responsible for coordinating various other control related initiatives and programs related to accounting & controllership processes
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of management reports
  • Compile & retain robust documentation in support of the control programs

  • Experience in SOX testing, Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Internal Audit and/or External Audit
  • Strong accounting background - Sarbanes-Oxley 404 background is a plus
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, implementing effective control environments
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in accounting
  • Preferably 4-6 years of related experience
  • Big Four public accounting experience, large corporate accounting experience and/or CPA strongly preferred
Skill Sets:
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills with the ability to evaluate processes and assess the operational and financial impact of findings and control issues, communicate findings and develop recommendations
  • Outstanding ability to solve problems with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment and keen attention to detail but also the ability to see the "bigger picture"
  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying risks and proposing solutions
  • Ability to coordinate issues, findings and recommendations with colleagues across regions and/or divisions
  • Quick learner with the ability to identify changes to the business functions, organization and processes and assess their impact to resiliency and the control environment
  • Effective communications (both verbal and written)
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to present and collaborate effectively with management at all levels
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently; creative “self-starter”
  • Excellent desktop skills (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to research, interpret and execute policies and standards for compliance
  • Appetite for continuous improvement of procedures and review materials

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