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Corporate - Finance - HR Accounting Controller - Associate

Req #: 170098180
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 US Dollar (USD)
Corporate Sector Controllers is responsible for financial and operational accounting activities, internal controls, and financial reporting for the Corporate LOBs (ex CIO, Treasury and Private Equity), as well as centrally managed Firm-wide accounting activities. The Corporate Sector Controllers global LOB coverage areas include Global Real Estate, Human Resources, Central Technology, Legal, Tax, Compliance, Corporate Responsibility, Communication, Strategy, Regulatory Affairs, Oversight & Control, Intelligent Solutions, JPMC Foundation, Corporate Contributions, Sourcing & Procurement, Global Services, Operational Control, Corporate Other and Corporate Staff Functions (Audit, Executive, Finance, Risk, Security, Tax, etc).  Additional operational responsibilities include Legal Entity Controllership, Regulatory Reporting, Controls, Real Estate Construction Accounting and Telecommunications (Data & Voice) Invoice & Contract Management.
The HR Controllers organization is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity and validity of the Compensation impacts to 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.  This role will be part of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Regional HR Controllers team – this team is responsible for the accounting and controllership of the regions $5billion annual Compensation expense and associated balance sheet positions.   This coverage includes 33 countries and 108 Legal entities.  This role will need to interface with various P&A groups, Legal entity Controllers, and the Corporate Controller’s group on an ongoing basis.  A strong background in accounting with previous compensation accounting experience is preferred.    
Responsibilities include:
  •  Compensation expense analytics and reporting to various internal stakeholders – LOB P&A, LECs, SFOs, Tax, Audit
  • Functional HR & Payroll Balance Sheet analytics and reporting
  • Location support for General Ledger Reconciliation and Substantiation
  • Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension accounting
  • Complete HR related financial disclosures for regional Financial Statements & Regulatory reporting
  • Participation in Control related activities – SOX, Risk & Control Self-Assessment
    •  Relevant experience required in accounting or finance, with demonstrated career progression
    • Fully qualified accountant
    •  Basic understanding for material Accounting Policies that relate to HR activity
    • Data quality control mindset & focus, identifies and escalates information deficiencies
    • Ability to clearly communicate expense information (drivers, trends) to business heads necessary to manage expense targets
    • Structured mindset with process/continuous improvement orientation
    • Clearly presents and explains output of analysis
    • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Understands and able to apply accounting principles to line of business activities
    • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with colleagues and clients
    • Creative self-starter with strong initiative, ability to take ownership and work independently as well as contribute to the broader team
    • Ability to multi-task and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience preferred with automated financial systems, database management, worksheet-modeling tools (Excel).
    • Previous JPMC general ledger experience preferable – e.g. SAP,CDGL.
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