J.P. Morgan

Associate Legal Entity Controller

J.P. Morgan
London, UK
Highly competitive compensation package
23 May 2024
23 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


If you are passionate about being a part of Asset Management function and support the legal entity control team, then this role is for you.

As a Legal Entity Assistant Controller in the UK Legal Entity Control team, you will be responsible for financial oversight of the legal entity and is tasked with ensuring that a strong control environment exists as it relates to all businesses, products and operational areas that impact the Legal Entity financials and regulatory reporting of the firm. You will be able to interact with multiple lines of business and internal stakeholders while learning legal entity controllership end-to-end. 

Job responsibilities: 

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly legal entity results to ensure all drivers of the income statement and balance sheet are understood and evidenced by production of a month end reporting package
  • Works with appropriate financial and operational groups to provide value-added financial analysis to management, including Board of Directors where appropriate
  • Liaises with colleagues across JP Morgan lines of businesses and legal entities, both internally and internationally, in the computation and control of transfer pricing arrangements
  • Produces working papers to a high degree of accuracy to facilitate the statutory accounts process, including liaison with external auditors
  • Liaises with the regulatory reporting team on regulatory returns in preparation for senior management review prior to submission to the FCA
  • Balances sheet reconciliation  - ensure all accounts are fully reconciled, and that all aged or reconciling items are understood and supported within internal policies
  • Monitors and understands of accounting standard releases
  • Identifies and drives improvements and efficiencies in reporting and accounts processes, particularly with regard to automation
  • Maintains strong working relationships with Corporate Finance functions such as tax, compliance, treasury, risk, auditors and other internal partners 
  • Investigates and analyzes resolution of issues and response to ad-hoc queries
  • Assists an ongoing Legal Entity Control Standard compliance monitoring and participates in Firm wide legal entity reporting projects including infrastructure and process improvement efforts and other controller initiatives as needed

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills: 

  • Qualified accountant, or part-qualified accountant
  • Good working knowledge of UK GAAP, US GAAP, IFRS
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft suite) essential, experience with automation tools (e.g. Alteryx, Python)
  • Understanding of general ledger and performance of financial reconciliations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to carry out complex tasks under time pressure, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and quality
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work 
  • Independent and able to complete work autonomously 

About Us

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation.

About the Team

J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management delivers industry-leading investment management and private banking solutions. Asset Management provides individuals, advisors and institutions with strategies and expertise that span the full spectrum of asset classes through our global network of investment professionals. Wealth Management helps individuals, families and foundations take a more intentional approach to their wealth or finances to better define, focus and realize their goals.​

Global Finance & Business Management works to strategically manage capital, drive growth and efficiencies, maintain financial reporting and proactively manage risk. By providing information, analysis and recommendations to improve results and drive decisions, teams ensure the company can navigate all types of market conditions while protecting our fortress balance sheet.

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