Fund Services Financial Reporting - Senior Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Midlothian

Job Type: Full time


Welcome to JPMorgan Chase. 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.

In this role you 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.

Job responsibilities

  • 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 do 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

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 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

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 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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