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CIB - F&BM - Legal Entity Controller - Associate

Req #: 170089044
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
Corporate and Investment Bank Finance and Business Management
Legal Entity Control
The Legal Entity Control (LEC) team are part of JP Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank Business and Finance team. The LEC team includes 40+ team members in London. LEC team are also responsible for the production of the statutory financial statements in the UK.
 
The team in London and Mumbai, are primarily responsible for the oversight of the legal entities in the UK and ensuring that a strong control environment exists as it relates to all businesses, products and operational areas that impact the UK financial statements.
 
The team are responsible for ensuring that all legal entity implications are considered for all transactions that flow through the entities. Individual members of the team are required to have a firm understanding of the products and business that use the entities. The team collaborate extensively with the Product and Business Controllers who have primary responsibility for the business activities.
 
This role has been specifically created in statutory financial statements production team within LEC. The individual will be part of the team responsible for co-ordination & project management of statutory financial statements production as well as audit for key EMEA regulated entities within CIB. The work is challenging with tight regulatory deadlines and therefore requires strong time management as well as technical skills. According to work flow patterns the candidate may also be involved in other aspects of the group's responsibilities, such as liquidations, strategic restructurings and new accounting standard implementations. The successful candidate will join a meritocratic, team orientated environment, committed to individual development and long term career development.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Produce statutory financial statements (both standalone and consolidated for the UK group), including audit support and files.
  • Support technical UK GAAP accounting analyses including accounting memos.
  • Involvement in new accounting standard implementation relevant to legal entity (i.e. IFRS 9/15).
  • Support various projects and initiatives which impact the legal entity including product, Infrastructure, Regulatory, Compliance and other business driven initiatives.
  • Produce other legal entity specific CRD IV required reporting.
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders including PwC, Product Control, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Technology and Corporate teams to enable an effective coordination of the process.
  • Work closely with PwC auditors to ensure the issues are resolved and the deadlines are met.
  • Prepare board reports and present to the board of directors the statutory financial statements.
  • Co-ordinate various statutory financial statements production & audit tasks and support the team on various initiatives.
  • Ownership of statutory financial statements software (W-desk).
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
  • Qualified accountant (i.e. CA, ACCA, CPA etc.) with 2-4 years Post Qualification Experience.
  • Experience of investment bank financial accounting and products.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with experience in financial statement production and managing audits.
  • Ability to work under considerable time pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical ability, being able to discuss legal entity and business results and issues with senior management.
  • Good product knowledge, with an ability to develop an understanding of new/complex products.
  • Ability to partner and influence across businesses and other support groups.
  • Control focus mind-set at all times, whilst respectively challenging the status quo.
  • Attention to detail whilst being cognizant of materiality levels.
  • Project management experience.
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