Global Transportation Group - Fund Controller – Vice President \ Executive Director

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The Global Alternatives Group (“Global Alts”), a division of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, comprised of Real Estate, Infrastructure, Global Transportation Group (“GTG”), Private Equity, Private Credit, Liquid Alternatives and Hedge Fund Strategies, has approximately [$168] billion of assets under management. With over 700 professionals worldwide and over 40 years of experience, Global Alts is a trusted advisor to the world's most respected corporations, governments, institutions, and high net worth investors.

The Global Transportation Group seeks a Controller with significant post- qualification experience, with relevant experience in Real Asset (Real Estate, Infrastructure, Transportation) investment funds. You will have a transportation accounting background to assist with the financial management and reporting of a large open-ended Fund, which includes client and internal reporting requirements. We also seek candidates with experience working with a team of finance professionals and someone that can work independently with a ‘can do’ attitude.

As the Global Transportation Group - Fund Controller – Vice President \ Executive Director in the Global Transportation Group team, you will work closely with an experienced group of professionals while being involved in all aspects of financial reporting, analysis, accounting, internal controls, and oversight related to transportation investments owned both directly and through portfolio companies.

Job responsibilities

  • Prepare, review and oversight of the quarterly and annual financial reporting process for all investment products; continually improve the level and content of reporting and communication;
  • Manage fund structures operationally, including active cash management, vendor management and investor reporting;
  • Ensure compliance with Luxembourg regulatory requirements, US GAAP, IFRS and fund documentation;
  • Understand investment structures, debt documents and partnership agreements;
  • Ensure that local operator/partner accounting systems and records are properly controlled and periodically audited;
  • Monitor Portfolio liquidity for operational and risk analysis;
  • Prepare and manage analysis of asset, fund and business level budgeting and forecasting;
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects and initiatives as required, contributing financial expertise and insights to support strategic decision-making and business growth;
  • Calculate, review and maintenance of Fund performance data, including return and attribution analysis; and
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience in open and closed-ended commingled funds, limited partnerships, and operating company investments.
  • Knowledge of financial modelling and real asset valuation methodologies
  • Up-to-date industry knowledge on accounting and taxation changes in the Transportation industry.
  • Understanding of IFRS, US GAAP, Lux GAAP and Fair Market Value accounting;
  • Familiarity with Luxembourg regulatory requirements for investment funds, including AIFMD, CSSF regulations, and Lux GAAP preferred;
  • Understanding of currency implications and accounting treatment;
  • Familiarity with various EU country issues impacting investments and fund level accounting;
  • Analytical mindset with strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage and organize resources, conduct effective presentations, facilitate meetings, and gain consensus around issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence senior stakeholders;
  • Experience in managing third party service provider and auditors;