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Corporate - Regulatory Capital Management Office – Central Challenger - Associate

Req #: 170092604
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Job Category: Corporate Staff
Potential Referral Amount: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

The Regulatory Capital Management Office (RCMO) ensures the efficient and appropriate management of JPM’s capital. The function oversees the end-to-end measurement of risk-weighted asset (RWA), Firm capital and manages the firm-wide Capital Stress Testing process.


The Central Challenger and Finance Calculation Independent Review (FCIR) teams within RCMO have a firm-wide purview for independently assessing and driving improvements in the following areas:

  1. Forecasting methodologies developed within various lines of business (LOBs) for the Firm’s Capital Stress Testing process. It also includes developing independent statistical models/analytical calculators to challenge LOB results.

  2. Key assumptions and pro-forma financial results across material entities, primarily in the context of the Firm’s Resolution and Recovery process.

  3. Key financial calculations across the Firm, including those related to capital measurement, stress testing & reporting, product valuations, and other high priority processes.

The teams partner with the Corporate Capital Stress Testing team, Recovery & Resolution team, LOBs, Regulatory Policy, Financial Reporting, Quantitative Research and various other Finance and Risk teams on various firm-wide initiatives.

Roles in Central Challenger and FCIR teams require an analytical mindset to (i) challenge and improve existing forecasting methodologies used across the Firm (ii) review implementation accuracy and soundness of financial calculations across the Firm. Specialized roles may require technical expertise in statistics and model development.

Job Summary:

  • The individual is will be a part of the team that independently reviews and challenges key processes and analytics/tools for firm-wide capital stress testing, resolution & recovery and related processes. The reviews will be performed across all lines of businesses and corporate functions, covering CCAR/DFAST and internal stress testing.

  • Functional knowledge of wholesale and retail banking products & services such as Sales & Trading, Asset management, Investor Services - Custody & Fund Services, Clearing & Collateral Management, and Financing) is desired

  • The position involves interaction with many teams across finance and risk, lines of business (front/middle/back office) and reporting groups. The ability to work efficiently and communicate effectively across these boundaries will be one of the keys to success.

  • The individual will assist in analyzing and documenting current and future state processes of capital stress testing, identifying gaps and areas for further review, participating in the analyses.

  • The role and responsibilities of the successful candidate will be determined based on qualifications, prior experience and demonstrated skills.

Core responsibilities:

  • Partner with stakeholders within the team and outside on high priority reviews and ad hoc requests concerning Stress-Testing and Recovery & Resolution planning.

  • Understand methodology used in the financial calculations and its broader impact / contribution to the firm’s overall finance / risk framework to assess conceptual and financial soundness of implementations as well as compliance with rules and best practices in Stress-testing and Resolution Planning.

  • Example - Lead/participate in the independent assessment to evaluate appropriateness of key assumptions and methodology utilized in estimation methods to forecast P&L/ Balance Sheet and identify potential for improvements in the approach.

  • Identify and execute on innovation opportunities to develop tools for enhancing review effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Liaise with various groups across the firm to define scope and manage engagements.

  • Report and present plans, status and findings to various stakeholders and leadership.

  • Stay abreast of regulatory and industry requirements in finance / risk / accounting to manage reviews and changes in processes.


  • 3+ years of experience in banking / financial services industry

  • Graduate degree in a Finance, Engineering, Economics, Math/Statistics or related quantitative discipline
  • Strong quantitative, analytical skills and flair for independent research & problem solving
  • Background or experience with various models, including pricing, capital, and/or financial forecasting models
  • Knowledge of financial products, financial markets and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Strong organizational, communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Self-starter who is able to perform effectively in a fast paced, results driven environment
  • Control mindset (ability to identify control gaps and/or issues)
  • Experience in statistical modeling software a plus (SAS, EViews, R, Matlab etc.)
  • Strong Excel skills required (VBA / SQL is a plus)

Additional qualifications/experience considerations:

  • PhD/CPA/CFA/FRM/MBA (or obtaining such qualifications)
  • Experience and knowledge in regulatory capital rules (Basel and CCAR)
  • Software development/programing experiences will be a plus

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