Global Real Estate – Controller - Analyst

JP Morgan Chase - Chicago, IL

Full-time | Contract
JPMorgan Chase's Corporate Controllers is a global organization of approximately 1,500 colleagues, operating through a partnership among Corporate Accounting Policies, Corporate Regulatory Policy & Reporting, Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Sector Controllers, Global Finance Operations (GFO), Global Finance India, and Finance Platform Strategy & Controls. Working together, our strengths and resources enable us to ensure the integrity of the JPMorgan Chase consolidated books and records and the results of individual legal entities within the Firm. The controllership function is focused on ensuring and improving the organization's credibility through accounting, financial controls, systems and reporting.

Corporate Sector Controllers is responsible for financial and operational accounting activities, internal controls, and financial reporting for the Corporate Line of Businesses (LOBs), as well as centrally managed Firm-wide accounting activities. The Global Real Estate Accounting team is comprised of accounting professionals across the globe who have direct responsibility for a firm-wide real estate portfolio in more than 60 countries across 5,500 owned and leased properties, covering approximately 74 million square feet.

Global Real Estate Accounting is seeking a qualified, detail oriented, high energy, and self-initiating Accounting Analyst responsible for assisting in the month end financial close and reporting. Specific responsibilities may include:

Manage a high volume, complex, and diverse portfolio of work which may include all aspects of lease accounting, including, but not limited to, establishing, modifying and reviewing lease accounting schedules for completeness and accuracy.
Review, analyze, interpret, and summarize complex legal documents (Leases, Amendments, Assignments, Termination Agreements, Contracts, etc.).
Month-end close, including developing or reviewing accrual estimates, posting journal entries to the general ledger, perform monthly reconciliation and certification of balance sheet accounts.
Investigate monthly balance sheet, income statement and general ledger account variances and provide written explanations.
Support ad hoc reporting and analysis across Global Real Estate as needed.
Assist Global Real Estate Finance team in creating annual budgets and updating mid-year forecasts.
Identify exceptions to standards, determining underlying causes and escalating to the supervisor and/or partners as appropriate.
Establish and maintain relationships with finance and operations groups in Global Real Estate as well as Line of Business contacts.

Bachelors' degree in accounting required.
0-2 years of accounting experience; will consider recent college graduates
Hands on, self-starting, disciplined, and detail-oriented individual with ability to work independently and identify and implement solutions to issues in a high volume environment that requires a work product that is highly accurate and timely provided
Must be able to work in a high volume, time sensitive environment with a focus on teamwork, meeting established deadlines, and multi-tasking as required under pressure
Personally exhibits a strong commitment to dependability and reliability with the ability to gain and maintain the confidence of team, partners and clients
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and financial skills
Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities and time sensitive deliverables and deliver quality results on time
Ability to adapt to change
Technology Requirements: Experience with automated financial systems (SAP), database management, worksheet-modeling tools (Excel, Access), and Essbase experience preferred.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V