Accounting Control Group Associate
Accounting Control - Manager/Associate (602)
The JP Morgan Accounting Control Group delivers a range of services to mutual fund clients. The Accounting Control Group takes direct responsibility for the production and delivery of key inputs into Fund Administration deliverables and performs analytical reviews. Functions include but are not limited to audit management and risk-based reviews of the trial balance/accounting activity. Broad knowledge of fund accounting is required as the Accounting Control Group has ownership of the accuracy of key input deliverables to various reports, including client financial statements, and is responsible for responding to auditor and internal inquiries on the fund accounting records.
• Oversee monthly deliverables including audit confirmation letters and report packages
• Prepare and/or review general ledger adjusting entries
• Research and respond to auditor and internal inquiries. Represent on calls and in-person meetings with external auditors and clients.
• Analyze accounting records and be able to clearly articulate fund accounting transactions/processes to clients, external audit firms, and internal business partners.
• Engage in developing internal reviews of accounting records and ad-hoc projects and process enhancements.
• Coach, develop and mentor staff including setting objectives, providing feedback, and managing day to day escalation items and resolution of complex audit discussion topics.
• Develop a strong knowledge of internal systems, operations, and client structures, i.e. various types of portfolios, deliverables, and client specific requirements.
• Strong analytical, prioritization, organizational, and time management skills.
• Quantitative analysis and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Team player with the ability to work productively within a group and maintain a high degree of independence.
• Skill to partner with internal teams and external clients to ensure resolution of open queries or exception items.
• Excellent problem/issue resolution skills; good critical thinking and decision-making skills.
• Ability to interact with senior individuals internally and externally, produce metrics and management reporting, drive projects.
• Ability to initiate and drive change and process improvements.
• Understanding of various investment types including fixed income, equities, and derivatives.
• Ability to explain general fund accounting principles, cash and asset reconciliation items, and calculation of interest income, amortization, dividends, complex corporate actions, etc.
• Bachelor's Degree, graduate degree such as MBA, MSF, MSA preferred
• Prior experience in Fund Accounting or Financial Reporting (8-12 or more years)
• Experience managing teams of at least 2-4 individuals; leadership and staff development experience.
• Experience interacting directly with clients and/or auditor strongly preferred, including in-person meetings and/or presentations.