EMEA Governance and Control Manager - Associate II

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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Firm Overview:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. 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.


EMEA Regional Governance oversees the x-LOB governance framework which supports the firm in meeting regulatory expectations, and internal governance and oversight best practice. The team provides support to the London-based EMEA CEO on regulatory and governance responsibilities and has a specific responsibility for the day to day support of key regional forums including the EMEA Management Committee (EMC) and EMEA Regional Oversight Committee (EROC). The framework also supports the UK Senior Manager population across the CIB in meeting regional and regulatory obligations.

EMEA Regional Governance is also responsible for the management and running of the EMEA Control Committee (ECC), as well as additional support for the London-based Regional Control Manager including regional Control Management program oversight, executive reporting, as well as process improvement initiatives.

The team partners with stakeholders across the lines of business: CIB, Private Bank, Asset Management, International Consumer Business, Commercial Bank, and functions: Technology, HR, Operations, Compliance, among others.

Position Summary:

This position represents a unique opportunity to gain a holistic and aggregated view across the firm’s regional business, while making valuable contribution to advancing the firm’s governance and controls agenda. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the regional governance committees and ensure that areas of concern are promptly identified, escalated and addressed.

The role may require management of adhoc projects, as well as representing the team in broader programs and will require frequent communication and coordination with stakeholders, as well as preparation of written and oral communications to senior management.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing secretariat responsibilities for EMC, EROC and ECC as well as other governance forums, this will involve: (i) reviewing and preparing materials (ii) leading and supporting the committee Chair and members where required (iii) taking and drafting appropriate minutes (iv) tracking of actions (v) completion of quarterly Board Reporting and (vi) managing responses to regulatory requests.
  • Monitoring the regional business, operating, and control environments, to participate in the planning of the of forward agendas for regional governance. Achieved through discussion with key stakeholders, review of business and function reporting, as well as other sources.
  • Managing data collection and timely reporting for governance meetings in accordance with tight deadlines, and ensuring key messages are clearly presented to senior stakeholders.
  • Development of a strong network of internal stakeholder relationships with the aim of support committee deliverables and the governance agenda.
  • Continuous review and development of processes to determine opportunities for improvements in quality and efficiency; as well as ongoing commitment to enhancing meeting effectiveness and driving best governance practices.
  • Implementing and maintaining processes and procedures to ensure consistency of the work being undertaken from month to month, as well as ongoing maintenance of key governance documentation.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in an agile, high profile regional team partnering with key stakeholders across the full breadth of the firm.
  • A dynamic operating environment.
  • Opportunity to influence and own adhoc projects and processes.
  • An opportunity to learn about all lines of business and functions along with the changing regulatory landscape.
  • Promotion of open culture to identify/raise risks and challenge existing protocols.
  • Exposure to senior leaders across the firm.
  • Supportive management structure to help you grow professionally, be successful in your role and achieve your next career goals.

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Strong professional experience in financial services, preferably with prior experience in supporting senior management governance or the UK Senior Manager Regime.
  • Controls-focused with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to present work accurately, clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing; flexing detail and form according to audience.
  • High degree of proactivity and self-motivation to consistently deliver work of a high standard whilst under pressure; comfortable working independently in a dynamic, challenging and results-driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation and communication skills, relationship-building and influencing skills with the flexibility and ability to engage effectively with senior management within the firm; and to partner with, and where necessary challenge, a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to assess situations quickly and multi-task when required; as well as managing work plans with conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and problem-solving skills; including the ability to reconcile and interpret data and to summarise key messages for providing commentary.
  • Able to work across a range of complex issues simultaneously; ability to learn new topics quickly, including understanding and investigating new data sets.
  • Effective in responding quickly and accurately to internal and external requests for information; escalating as appropriate.
  • Team player who works well with colleagues of all levels in achieving results, and willing to take personal accountability.
  • High degree of proficiency with PowerPoint/PitchPro, Word and Excel.
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