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Associate I - Global Fund Services Operations Accounting Control Group



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Job Description

The Accounting Control Group (ACG) plays an important role in the Fund Administration department at JPMorgan. The ACG team is responsible for ensuring the overall quality and timeliness of financial reporting and audit cycles for all funds and clients.

As an Associate I, within the Fund Services Operations Accounting Control Group, you will be responsible for two centralized teams who work closely together: Audit Team - dedicated to providing Fund Accounting Audit cycle management, Financial Reporting cycle support, and inquiry resolution and Trial Balance Analytics (TBA) reviews of the account records and working with internal stakeholders to resolve exception items to ensure the accounting data is always audit-ready.

You are our ideal candidate, if you have prior background in mutual or hedge fund accounting or NAV oversight seeking to leverage their prior experience for an analytical and externally facing role supporting periodic audit cycles, or with other experience in funds services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver standard audit support package and actively monitor and respond to inquiries during the reporting/audit cycles
  • Act as point of contact for Fund Accounting for internal and external stake holders in relation to audit and reporting cycles. Participate in video calls and in-person meetings with external auditors and clients
  • Monitor subsequent accounting activity, prepare general ledger adjusting entries
  • Analyze accounting records and be able to clearly articulate fund accounting transactions/processes to clients, external audit firms, and internal business partners.
  • Have knowledge of internal systems, operations, and client structures, i.e., various types of portfolios, deliverables, and client specific requirements
  • Have knowledge of end-to-end fund accounting such as trades and corporate action processing, pricing, income accruals, etc. to respond to auditor and internal inquiries
  • Research and respond to auditor and internal inquiries in a timely manner. Participate on calls and in-person meetings with external auditors and clients

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience 4 plus years
  • Experience interacting directly with clients and/or auditor beneficial
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Team player with the ability to work productively within a group and maintain a high degree of independence
  • Ability to partner with internal teams and external clients to ensure resolution of open queries or exception items
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable escalating upward
  • Proven problem/issue resolution skills
  • Ability to initiate and drive change and process improvements

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of various investment types including fixed income, equities, and derivatives and fund accounting transactions such as corporate actions and amortization.
  • Prior experience in Fund Accounting or Financial Reporting preferred
  • Experience managing teams of at least 1or more individuals