Career Central

Connecting people since 1887
Leverage our network to build your career.
Tell us about your professional DNA to get discovered by any company in our network with opportunities relevant to your career goals.

Fund Accounting Associate

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Accounting & Finance
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Job Description

Are you looking for an unique opportunity to advance your in depth knowledge of asset management and contribute to a growing international business in a fast paced and innovative environment? This is the right role for you if you want to work in J.P. Morgan Asset Management where we offer the full spectrum of investment strategies - from equity, fixed income, cash management, currency and asset allocation to alternative asset classes such as private equity and hedge funds.

As an Associate within the Japan Service Delivery team, you will be part of the wider Asia Pacific Service Delivery team belonging to the Operations division. You will be responsible for carrying out day to day fund accounting services to clients for both investment trust funds and institutional clients. You will perform effective oversight on the outsourcing vendors performing accounting and valuation for the funds/accounts, guiding the vendors with value-adding expertise. Under the ever-changing market conditions, industry trends and client demands, the team is constantly evolving by driving changes.

Job responsibilities:

  • Responsible for key day to day coverage includes facilitation of fund accounting lifecycle events, administrative handling/maintenance of the client accounts including invoice billing
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders on onboarding/offboarding of funds and accounts
  • Oversee outsourced vendors’ performance with stringent governance standards
  • Manage day to day queries and issue handling
  • Handle data for reports including regulatory reports
  • Develop creative ideas for process improvement to enhance operational effectiveness
  • Coordinate across wide range of stakeholders including overseas teams (mainly Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and the United States)

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, and related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in the financial operations space
  • Experience in working with international stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with fluency in in both Japanese and English, being able to foster complex conversations with all levels of people internally and externally
  • Outstanding business acumen, result-driven attitude with strong sense of conduct and discipline
  • Flexible and forward-looking mindset in driving changes
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent team member who can cultivate an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • Ability to articulate and problem solve for complex events or situations
  • Issue handling skills is extremely important, from detection to escalation, root-cause analysis, implementation of corrective and preventative actions

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • Prior experience in Asset Management firms will be preferred.