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AM – Assistant Legal Entity Controller – Analyst / Associate

Req #: 170121952
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 0 Pound Sterling (GBP)
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its J.P. Morgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
JPMorgan Asset Management is a leading asset manager of choice for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors worldwide. With a heritage of more than two centuries, a broad range of core and alternative strategies, and investment professionals operating in every major world market, we offer investment experience and insight that few other firms can match.
Department Description:
AM Finance fulfils the dual responsibility of providing both legal entity control and MIS within the Line of Business.  The Legal Entity Control Group within AM Finance has the primary responsibility for ensuring financial integrity within all AM UK entities, maintaining adherence to regulatory requirements and ensuring a strong control environment exists, as it relates to all products and operational areas that affect the financial accounts. 
The Assistant Legal Entity Controller will have responsibility for the financial integrity, analysis and reporting for one or more legal entities.
Key Responsibilities
The applicant will have the following key responsibilities:
  • Work with appropriate financial and operational groups to provide value added financial analysis (e.g. revenues, expenses, balance sheet etc.) to management, including the Board of Directors where appropriate;
  • Monthly review of the legal entity results to ensure all drivers of the income statement and balance sheet are understood and evidenced by production of a month end reporting package;
  • Provide input into the monthly forecast process by providing accurate flash results prior to the month end;
  • Calculate and  record financial information within the General Ledger in relation to key  revenues, expenses and balance sheet accounts;
  • Liaise with colleagues across J.P. Morgan lines of business, both internally and internationally, in the computation and control of transfer pricing arrangements;
  • Production of statutory accounts together with appropriate working papers to a high degree of accuracy and timeliness;
  • Produce consolidation packs for legal entities to facilitate the statutory consolidation process.
  • Liaise with the regulatory team on regulatory returns in preparation for senior management review prior to submission to the FCA.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation - responsibility for ensuring all accounts are fully reconciled  and reported both to the AM Control Group and to EMEA Control.
  • Part qualified, AAT qualified or accounting graduate ;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Strong PC skills (Excel and Word);
  • Strong team player;
  • Ability to carry out complex tasks under considerable time pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality;
  • Understanding of general ledger control and performance of financial reconciliations required;
  • Understanding of statutory accounts prep and audit file preparation required.
JPMorgan offers a highly competitive compensation package and an exceptional benefits program, which can include pension, private medical care, life assurance and a range of flexible benefits, dental, child care vouchers, travel insurance, etc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of more than $2.6 trillion, over 240,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries. It operates across four business segments including Asset & Wealth Management, Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Consumer and Community Banking.
J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors in every major market throughout the world. The division offers investment management across all major asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and money market funds. For individual investors, the business also provides retirement products and services, brokerage and banking services including trusts and estates, loans, mortgages and deposits.
Asset Management is a leading investment manager of choice for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors, worldwide. With a heritage of more than two centuries, a broad range of core and alternative strategies, and investment professionals operating in every major world market, we offer investment experience and insight that few other firms can match.
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