Financial Operations - Associate - Edinburgh

Location:Edinburgh
Job Type:Full Time

The Finance Operations team, which sits within the broader Servicing and Fulfilment Operations division has the responsibility for ensuring that the balances and transactions booked for the business are substantiated and reconciled on a daily basis in line with the JPMC and line of business policies and procedures. Individual members of the team are required to have a firm understanding of the products and information flows of the various systems including the reconciliation and substantiation tools. They will understand auditing standards, be analytical and possess strong communication skills to coordinate the resolution of the transaction posting errors, breaks, and reconciling items across various teams in the firm. The team coordinate and collaborate extensively with line of business finance, product owners, JPMC Ops teams, and technology functions to fulfil their responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily review of the Nostro reconciliations process, analysis of the reconciling items, investigation into the Firm’s books and records to identify the resolution, initiate action to resolve the items, and complete necessary documentation and communication of the outcome.

  • Daily review of the sub-ledger reconciliations process, analysis of the reconciling items, investigation into the Firm’s books and records to identify the resolution, initiate action to resolve the items, and complete necessary documentation and communication of the outcome.

  • Daily review of the settlement files received from the agents against the Firm’s books and records to substantiate the amounts against the agreed calculation mechanics and issue settlement instructions.

  • Daily review of the feeds from the line of business to the banking platform for the booking of fees and charges to ensure the accounting is in line with the accounting schema agreed by the business.

  • Production of necessary reports on a periodic as well as adhoc basis required by the regulatory requirements or management information.

  • Responding to audit queries from external and internal auditors, providing necessary audit trail and documentation to support the work performed.

  • Acting as a point of contact for Finance and Product teams.


Skills, Knowledge & Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree or an accounting qualification with demonstrable experience in a back office, middle office, or operations function of a financial services organisation

  • Knowledge and understanding of the banking platforms, reconciliation tools, and systems.

  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and processes.

  • Diverse product knowledge, with an ability to develop an understanding of new products.

  • Ability to work under considerable time pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills to analyse the information, identify the problems, and work towards finding the solutions.

  • Ability to partner and influence across businesses and other support groups.

  • Control focus and mind-set at all times, whilst respectively challenging the status quo.

  • Attention to detail whilst being cognizant of materiality levels.