JPMorgan Chase Asset Management - Audit Director - Vice President in New York, New York

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/ .

Our Internal Audit Function

Internal Audit is an independent function that provides objective assurance guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the organization. It assists the organization in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management, and internal control processes. The team’s priorities are focused on strong governance, transparency, strategic engagement and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that focuses on people development.

Within the Audit Department, the Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) Audit team is responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across the AWM. This is achieved through a program of audit coverage performed and managed by a team of integrated business, technology and corporate sector specialists and coordinated on a global basis with colleagues in EMEA and Asia.

Business Description

J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, individuals and advisors in every major market throughout the world.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under supervision of approximately $2.8 trillion and assets under management of $2 trillion, offers investment management across all major asset classes, including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and liquidity.

Position Description:

The US AM Audit Director position is based in New York and reports directly to the Global AM Senior Audit Director. The successful candidate will manage a team based in New York and is responsible for executing the regional/global audit coverage of AM; focus areas includes however not limited to: hedge funds, fund of funds, Beta strategies and business platforms. The Audit Director will have several direct reports. The applicant must be an experienced professional who possesses strong auditing skills and solid understanding of asset management business, products, services and various financial instruments.

The Audit Director is responsible for:

  • Develop, manage and deliver risk based audit plan, coverage and execution

  • Perform continuous monitoring of business activities and events to determine the need for future audit plan and risk profile of the business

  • Contribute to the resolutions of complex and time sensitive regulatory and audit issues

  • Strengthen and manage relationships with senior leaders across the AM business groups and related support functions, including serve as the key contact for stakeholders on control related issues, inquiries and advises

  • Perform detail risk and control assessment across multiple AM businesses, functions and processes

  • Articulate complex issues and themes to senior level stakeholders, and present audit issues to various risk and control committees and/or Boards

  • Monitor key risk indicators, significant change activities and escalation of emerging issues to senior management in a timely fashion

  • Stay current with evolving industry and regulatory changes, and analyze impact to business objectives, processes, and compliance

  • Work closely with other regional/global audit colleagues in the early identification of emerging control issues and reporting them timely to Audit management and business stakeholders

  • Set standards for efficient and achievable management of resources, schedules and budgets

  • Support and develop team members, including active coaching

  • Set professional objectives, provide ongoing feedback and conduct annual performance reviews for team members

  • Active in recruiting efforts and training of new hires

  • Bachelor's degree (or relevant financial services experience) required

  • Minimum of 10 years of Asset Management audit (including Alternatives) or business experience

  • Solid knowledge of Asset Management products and services, including related fiduciary activities and risk considerations (e.g., conflicts of interest)

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory requirements related to investment management such as Investment Advisors Act, Investment Company Act, OCC 12 CFR 9 and ERISA

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Strong team player, able to multi-task and be effective under pressure in a dynamic business environment, enthusiastic and self-motivated

  • Strong analytical skills particularly in regard to assessing the probability and impact of a control weakness

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to management in a persuasive manner

  • Proven ability and desire to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategically

  • Be prepared to travel to the business locations

  • MBA degree, professional accountancy qualification and/or other professional certifications, such as Series 7, CFA, or CFIRS are a plus

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.