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The Financial Reporting Group in Edinburgh is responsible for the issuance of interim, final and other financial statements of the collective vehicles serviced by the site on behalf of UK, Chanel Island, Dutch and Luxembourg based clients
This role will lead the financial accountants within the Financial Reporting Team and the role entails managing, tracking and supporting the production of top-quality financial statement and regulatory reporting services to JPMorgan clients. These services are high profile and vital to the continued development and success of JPMorgan's Edinburgh operations group.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Delivery of service to clients ensuring that these meet regulatory and agreed service delivery targets, including the control of onshore review and sign off of fund financial statements in accordance with accounting, regulatory and client requirements
Onshore review of accounts and files for audit and interim financials as prepared by our offshore Financial Reporting team
Management and implementation of any changes to service agreed with the client, according to internal policy and with regard for impacts on service level agreements
Ensure checklists and internal control guidance is followed during accounts production
Operate within an appropriate control environment
Continually assess the process/procedures to identify areas for improvement
Client / Customer Focus
Act as primary contact for the client, regulatory bodies and external auditors for the financial statements and ensure that queries/issues are resolved in a timely manner
Identify opportunities to enhance the overall client relationship
Initiate corrective action when service levels to not meet agreed quality standards
Initiate, maintain and develop effective working relationships with external and internal customers
Collaborate with our internal partners for resolution of client queries and initiatives
Key Skills and Knowledge
Strong communicator both externally and to all levels of business
Dedicated with strong attention to detail
Effective escalation and resolution of issues
Ability to contribute to business as usual and projects in a time pressured environment
Establish relationships and collaborate effectively with onshore and offshore stakeholders
Knowledge of regulatory standard under which financial statements are produced (e.g. IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP, Dutch GAAP and Luxembourg GAAP)
Knowledge of financial instruments and their accounting treatment (e.g. Derivatives, Equities, Bonds)
Knowledge of funds and audit function (e.g. OEIC, Investment Trusts, SICAV)
Proficient knowledge of software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).