CIB Financial Reporting Senior Associate - Edinburgh Midlothian

JP Morgan

Location: Midlothian

Job Type: Full time

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Our Business

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments, financial institutions, pensions, sovereign wealth organisations, states and municipalities, providing strategic advice, raising capital, managing risk, and extending liquidity in markets around the world. Not only is our goal to help clients success, we are committed to contributing to orderly and well functioning markets and supporting global economics growth across our business.

Fund Services Operations

J.P. Morgan Fund Services Operations provides services including Fund Accounting, Fund Oversight, Fund Administration, Investment Operations and Transfer Agency to mutual and pension funds. The Edinburgh Operations team provides services across Fund Accounting and Investment Accounting Funds on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Fund types range from, but are not limited to Unit Trusts, OEICS, Multi Manager, SICAVs and Life & Pension Funds.

Financial Reporting

The Financial Reporting Group in Edinburgh is responsible for the issuance of interim, final and other financial statements of the collective vehicles serviced by the site on behalf of UK and Luxembourg based clients

This role will lead the financial accountants within the Financial Reporting Team and the role entails managing, tracking and supporting the production of top-quality financial statement and regulatory reporting services to JPMorgan clients. These services are high profile and vital to the continued development and success of JPMorgan’s Edinburgh operations group.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Business Results

  • Delivery of service to clients ensuring that these meet regulatory and agreed service delivery targets, including the control of onshore review and sign off of fund financial statements in accordance with accounting, regulatory and client requirements
  • Onshore review of accounts and files for audit and interim financials as prepared by our offshore Financial Reporting team
  • Management and implementation of any changes to service agreed with the client, according to internal policy and with regard for impacts on service level agreements
  • Plan and track the deliveries of the team ensuring all client deliverables are met to a high standard
  • Ensure quality control of team production is in place and regularly implemented
  • Ensure checklists and internal control guidance is followed during accounts production
  • Prioritise and manage the team resources efficiently to maintain established service levels
  • Ensure that team is operating within an appropriate control environment
  • Continually assess the process/procedures to identify areas for improvement

Client / Customer Focus

  • Act as primary contact for the client, regulatory bodies and external auditors for the financial statements and ensure that queries/issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Participate in regular service review meetings as required and ensure that all agreed actions are resolved to agreed time-scales
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the overall client relationship
  • Escalate service issues supplemented with appropriate analysis and suggested rectification to Senior Management
  • Initiate corrective action when service levels to not meet agreed quality standards
  • Initiate, maintain and develop effective working relationships with external and internal customers
  • Collaborate with our internal partners for resolution of client queries and initiatives

People Management / Leadership

  • Ensure regular 1:1s are held with direct reports focusing professional development tracking against agreed objectives
  • Develop appropriate objectives derived from local business goals for direct reports
  • Lead individual team as well as being a proactive leader across the wider Financial Reporting group
  • Collaborate with partners across the internal business

Key Skills and Knowledge

Behavioural Attributes

  • Track record of developing and managing teams
  • Strong communicator both externally and to all levels of business
  • Dedicated with strong attention to detail
  • Effective escalation and resolution of issues
  • Ability to manage business as usual and projects in a time pressured environment
  • Establish relationships and collaborate effectively with onshore and offshore stakeholders

Technical Attributes

  • Knowledge of regulatory standard under which financial statements are produced (e.g. IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP, Luxembourg GAAP)
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and their accounting treatment (e.g. Derivatives, Equities, Bonds)
  • Knowledge of funds and audit function (e.g. OEIC, Investment Trusts, SICAV)
  • Proficient knowledge of software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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