Financial Reporting Audit Senior

Last updated 18 minutes ago
Location:Midlothian
Job Type:Full Time

Audit Management

The Audit Management Group within Financial Reporting is primarily responsible for the management and governance of the Statutory Audit process for all financial reporting year ends for Unit Trusts, Open-Ended Investment Companies (OEICs), Société d'investissement à Capital Variable (SICAV) and Investment Trusts (ITs) administered in EMEA region. The team liaises with a wide range of departments across JPMorgan both onshore and offshore.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Control the end-to-end audit process including daily audit log management with auditors and internal partners
  • Support less experienced team members to develop their capabilities and confidence within the BAU environment and personal development
  • Management of staff ensuring regular one to one meetings and ongoing support available
  • Identify / support initiatives for continuous improvement and efficiency in the end-to-end model
  • Be responsible and a primary point of contact for the delivery of relevant information to auditors
  • Support a progressive approach to improving the quality of service delivered to auditors and ultimately clients
  • Lead / support in delivering any changes to service agreed with the client, according to internal policy and with regard to impacts on service level agreements.
  • Ensure effective controls and governance to mitigate risks in both the Financial Reporting and wider distributed operating model
  • Review of KPIs and key trends analysis for senior management reporting
  • Maintain an excellent and interactive relationship with all internal partners, including but not limited to Financial Reporting, Technology, Fund Accounting, Middle Office and Client Service.
  • Escalation support for the client and external auditors in relation to audit queries and ensure that all queries / issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for identification / addressing Audit findings/overruns identified during audit process, with internal partners with 602 / VP support
  • Identify and follow through on opportunities to enhance the overall client / stakeholder relationship.
  • Ensure quality control of team production is in place and diligently implemented through ownership of planning processes, consideration over resource capacity.
  • Ensure internal control guidance is followed during accounts production by all team members, lead in ensuring a robust control environment, identify and remediate inefficient / missing controls within the current environment.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative and analytical approach
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Effective and timely escalation to all levels of business.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple tasks
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Embraces change with a positive attitude and can-do mindset
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and with external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated. and dedicated approach to client delivery
  • Ability to balance commercial mindset with operational capacity and capability.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Required Experience and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of accounting frameworks under which financial statements are produced.
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and their accounting treatments
  • Knowledge of investment funds and the overall audit process.
  • Knowledge of software packages (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in operations and/or client/audit management
  • Track record in producing clear, concise, relevant and accurate documentation
  • Experience of working across all levels of the organization

Desirable

  • Alteryx Core Certification
  • Tableau Specialist Certification
  • Microsoft VBA experience

JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.