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Corporate - Currencies and Emerging Markets Auditor - Associate

Req #: 170093180
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Internal Audit Department
The Internal Audit Department provides the Board of Directors, senior management and regulators with an independent assessment of JPMorgan Chase's (‘JPMC’) control environment. Audit works closely with the Lines of Business (‘LOBs’) and their support functions to achieve its mission through the execution of a comprehensive audit program designed to test the effectiveness of the controls in place to mitigate the risks inherent in each business. The department is respected throughout the firm for the calibre of the staff and their ability to add value beyond the audit opinion. Globally, Internal Audit has in excess of 800 auditors.
Role Description and Key Responsibilities
We are looking for an experienced auditor within the Currencies and Emerging Markets (CEM) audit team based in London. The individual will be responsible for executing audits across the CEM businesses. The role provides the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of these business areas, as well as working with stakeholders and audit colleagues in developing a strong control environment.  The position will be within the CEM team, however, the individual will have the opportunity to work on projects related to other IB businesses as required.
The individual must be an experienced professional who possesses good project management skills, strong relationship management capabilities and is knowledgeable of the operational and control risks which exist in Investment Banking businesses in general. 
The person will be expected to:
  • Be a motivated individual who can implement an audit program of coverage which involves effective risk assessment and design of a risk prioritized coverage approach
  • Plan, execute and document audits with limited supervision and to a high standard in accordance with department and professional standards
  • Perform detailed test work efficiently within defined targets as part of an audit team
  • Partner with colleagues, clients and control community members to evaluate, test and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of the control environment. Analyze risks and proactively identify the root-cause of issues with a view to providing recommendations for improvement where weaknesses are identified
  • Complete work efficiently, in a risk focused manner within designated timeframes, with the ability to multi-task
  • Finalize audit findings and use judgment to provide an overall opinion on the control environment
  • Participate actively as a member of the EMEA CEM audit team, disseminating best practices globally as well as regionally
  • Communicate audit results and issues in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Implement and execute an effective program of continuous auditing for assigned areas.  This includes monitoring of key metrics to identify control issues and adverse trends in the control environment and keeping abreast of key initiatives and pertinent industry and regulatory developments
  • Identify and follow up on specific audit issues and ensure appropriate involvement with significant development efforts or projects
  • Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders and colleagues, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value
  • Education to degree standard (or equivalent)
  • Recognized Accounting qualification desirable although not essential
  • Experience of auditing Markets businesses (preferably Fixed Income products) within IB
  • Good technical knowledge of IB products in general, with exposure to derivative products desirable
  • Ability to learn quickly and good understanding of internal control and risk concepts
  • Strong execution skills, ability to work independently with limited supervision and multi-task 
  • Good excel/access skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to management in a persuasive manner
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated, effective under pressure
  • Works well individually and in teams, shares information, supports colleagues and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability
About J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan has been doing first-class business in a first-class way for more than two hundred years.  We have been a leader in helping companies grow and markets develop throughout our history.  We collaborate across the globe to deliver the solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs, anywhere in the world.  We operate in 100 countries and hold global leadership positions across our businesses. We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm every day.  This is why we can offer you an outstanding career.
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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