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Corporate Finance - Warsaw Corporate Centre Lead - Vice President

Req #: 170113873
Location: Warsaw, MZ, PL
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 0 Polish Zloty (PLN)

Vice President, Corporate Finance - Warsaw Corporate Centre Lead – Grade 603

 
ABOUT J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO.
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
 
ABOUT J.P. MORGAN CORPORATE FINANCE & FIRMWIDE CONTROLLERS ORGANIZATION
 
The Corporate Finance 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.
 
Lead the Poland expansion efforts across Global Corporate Finance functions by successfully migrating core finance activities to Warsaw, Poland and develop a standardized framework to ensure operating model consistency across various functions.  
 
This role will deliver/manage Financial accounting, regulatory reporting & operational professionals to ensure financial and regulatory obligations are being met timely and accurately. Individual will be required to develop and integrate JPMorgan and local cultures to successfully attract and retain talent. Strong relationship management and communication skills are key to success given multiple senior stakeholders from the Global Finance organization and across all Lines of Business (LOB).
 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Provide oversight as the local leader to all Poland based GF&BM teams – this may include but is not limited to strategic planning, process improvement, recruiting, human resource management, and internal client relationship management with senior leadership based in the US and other locations
  • Build a strong transparent culture for staff based on meritocracy; advance the inclusive leadership agenda through diversity, training, performance management, networking, redeployment, job mobility, and  mentoring
  • Engage, motivate and influence direct reports, teams and peers, and enhance overall employee engagement and retention, working in partnership with HR and training teams
  • Monitor key Human Resource issues around hiring, engagement, training, attrition, and overtime that may impact the business
  • Build strong risk awareness and controls by working closely with Business Partners and Risk Control Managers in driving/implementing effective and sustainable control program to pro-actively manage risks to the business
  • People & resource management (e.g. people development, attrition, pipeline/skills monitoring, and training programs).
  • Manage the performance management cycle- Objective setting, development and career planning, performance appraisal and reward & recognition for the team.
  • Partner with Business Analytics team to develop consistent operational and locational key performance and risk indicators
  • Oversight and management of financial control, regulatory reporting and operational roles
  • Build and manage over 400 professionals over a multi-year period
  • Collaborate across geographies with multiple stakeholders
  • Develop/validate consistent process flows, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and across all activities
  • Ensure data integrity by adhering to the internal control policies and procedures. Also, ensuring robust control checks for all the deliverables.
  • Support new business initiatives/projects
  • First point of contact for internal or external audit inquiries, as required.
  • Provide oversight into the Financial Analysis teams based in Poland. Financial Analysis delivers financial and strategic analytics that add business value to the firm and will have the following teams represented in Poland: Economic Scenario Management, Firmwide Planning & Analysis, and Firmwide Forecasting & Analysis, focused on delivery of a centralized forecasting platform
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Promotes an inclusive work environment; respects individuals at every level
  • Exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work on a diverse team and with a diverse range of people
  • Leverages a flexible leadership style
  • Fosters an environment where risk/control issues are escalated and trends are anticipated and identified
  • Applies a global perspective in establishing direction for team
  • Promotes partnership; encourages collaboration, information sharing and discussion to break down silos
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Outstanding relationship management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage internal clients/key stakeholders by anticipating needs, proactively responsive and accessible, seeks input on direction of business and team, welcomes feedback on team performance
  • Financial experience including budgeting, forecasting, modeling, interpreting results, and identifying drivers and trends a plus
  • Experience in Managing Global teams
  • Excellent understanding of Finance processes and MIS platforms
  • Understanding of IT automation and system integration to drive efficiency
 
VALUED QUALITIES:
  • High Energy and enthusiasm; pro-active self-starter
  • Judgement and integrity
  • Capable of leading with conviction; willing to make tough/unpopular decisions
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task while partnering with multiple stakeholders in a matrix environment
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working independently in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Exemplifies Leadership skills by inspiring others, not afraid to question status quo
  • Generates ideas for continuous improvements and drives implementation of initiatives that promote productivity and quality.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, prioritizing and presentation skills
  • Clear communication skills, and the ability to articulate complex issues concisely.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • College degree in Finance or similar field; MBA a plus
  • Finance, Accounting, Data Analysis and knowledge of regulatory reporting
  • Relevant experience
  • Overseas experience a plus
This role will potentially progress into the Site Lead for Corporate Finance role in approximately 18-24 months as the senior executive responsible for Corporate Finance functions at the Warsaw Corporate Centre with the expectation of playing leadership and culture carrier role for all campus wide initiatives designed to make the Warsaw Corporate Centre (WCC) a best in class strategic hub. These will include the following:
  1. Site Management Committee membership and engagement.
  2. Site Incident Management team membership and engagement.
  3. Leadership / support of Business Resource Groups established at the WCC.
  4. Leadership / support of WCC hub leadership strategy and execution of initiatives across all businesses / functions including the below:
    • Talent, sourcing and recruitment
    • Talent management and mobility
    • Career and Learning Development
    • Diversity and inclusivity
    • Building a WCC internal community
    • WCC marketing and branding
    • WCC volunteerism
    • WCC external relations and outreach
    • Business resiliency
    • Real estate optimization
    • Technology optimization

 

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