Wealth Management Solutions - Alternative Investments - Fund Controller (Sr Analyst)
JPMorgan Chase
Mumbai, Maharashtra
JP Morgan Introduction:
J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm, established over 200 years ago:

o We are the leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management.

o We have assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide

o We operate in more than 100 markets.

o We have more than 243,000 employees globally.

Our wholesale businesses include J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management, Commercial Banking and the Corporate & Investment Bank which provide products and services to corporations, governments, municipalities, non-profits, institutions, financial intermediaries and high-net worth individuals and families.

Our corporate functions support the entire organization and include the following functions: Accounting, Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and Technology.

J.P. Morgan in India provides a comprehensive range of Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, and Corporate functions services and solutions to our clients, executing some of the most important financial transactions and providing essential strategic advice to our clients such as the government, large domestic and multi-national corporations, non-government organizations and financial institutions and investors. India is a key market for JPMorgan Chase globally and our employees in India are a critical part of how we do business globally and are integrated within our businesses. Our Global Service Centers (GSCs) are strategically positioned in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad to support the firm’s operations regionally and globally. The centers provide comprehensive strategic support across technology and business operations processing to all lines of business and the corporate functions.

Functional Area:
Wealth Management Solutions - Alternative Investments Group

Job Title:
Associate – Fund Controller

General:
Within the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, the Alternative Investments Group (“AIG”) consists of experienced professionals based in New York, Hong Kong, London and Geneva whose goal is to identify, develop, and bring to J.P. Morgan’s private clients a diverse array of attractive alternative investment opportunities. The team looks broadly across private equity, real estate and hedge funds, and since inception in 1992, has brought over 250 investment opportunities to J.P. Morgan’s private clients, endowments and foundations. With over $110 billion of client capital, the team brings a unique perspective and best in class approach to sourcing, structuring, developing, offering, and managing alternative investment opportunities and products.

Job Description:
This job will require working in a team and partnering with the NY-based Alternatives Fund Controller team positioned in the Private Bank’s Wealth Management Finance and Business Management group. The individual will participate in a team of professionals responsible for the accounting and financial reporting, cash and expense management, regulatory compliance and governance for the Private Bank’s proprietary alternative funds, which includes over 200 private equity funds, private equity fund of funds, hedge fund of funds, and multi asset funds totaling over $50Bn in AUM.

Specific Responsibilities:
Provide subject matter expertise to the team to ensure smooth functioning of team, of which the primary responsibilities include but aren’t limited to the following:
Onboarding of new funds through the review of fund offering materials, fund bank account opening, setup with the fund administrators, and preparation of fund budgets.
Review and sign off of fund fund NAV packages, associated financials and investor allocations, cash management, and review of unaudited/audited financial statements.
Oversee and direct the preparation of, and sign off on, fund capital event letters (capital calls and distributions).
Review of quarterly performance reports for the private equity fund of funds.
Review and process subscriptions and redemptions for hedge funds and multi-asset funds.
Directly engage with the Alternatives Fund Controller team and our third party fund administrators on a day-to-day basis to discuss deliverables, accounting issues, and work through reporting and valuation.
Prepare and review regulatory filings or data used for regulatory reporting.
Participation in the monitoring of our third party service providers, and preparation of board meeting materials.
Participation in other special projects and strategic initiatives led by the Fund Controllers team.
The position will entail significant interaction and coordination with third party fund administrators, independent auditors, depositaries, and tax preparers to ensure that the funds’ day-to-day financial operations run smoothly

Requirements:
CPA/CA preferred
5-6+ years of fund accounting experience for Private Equity and/or Hedge Funds
Partnership accounting (capital or unitized) experience required
Strong practical understanding of private equity and hedge fund mechanics
Financial statement preparation and/or review experience
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Lead by example and ability to think outside-of-the-box to address complex issues.
Strong interpersonal and team building skills with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate and deployment of team resources.
Exceptional consensus building and influence skills, possesses the ability to achieve a common understanding and agreement across groups with differing perspectives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills - demonstrated track record of successful presentation in senior management forums.
Strong problem solving skills, detail oriented with the ability to understand multiple perspectives, identify and negotiate solutions across the organization.
Ability to get things done in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
Strong commitment to continuous professional development and improvement of oneself