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Global Real Estate Vice President of Controls

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and 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


JPMorgan Chase Corporate Real Estate is responsible for a worldwide occupancy portfolio of 75.3 million square feet across 61 countries in over 5,900 properties.  The Real Estate Finance team manages a gross global expense base of over $4 billion.
This role resides within Global Real Estate and is accountable for the effective implementation and execution of the GRE control framework. Specifically, the position provides support to the GRE Global Head of Controls and Monitoring as well as other senior leaders on matters related to risk control self assessment (RCSA), issue management, control governance and reporting, technology controls, audit/exam preparedness, RED event management, SOX testing and resiliency.
This position requires knowledge and background in real estate and/or risk management and controls.  Ideal candidates would have familiarity with compliance and internal audit best practices as well.
The candidate will be expected to apply the firmwide Oversight & Control framework and protocols for strengthening the control environment and serving as an expert control resource to the Global Real Estate organization.
The ability to communicate effectively is critical as you will work across Global Real Estate and with representatives from Global Control Office and Global Compliance Office to support the strategic direction and goals of the firm surrounding improved controls management. 
This role supports and ensures the execution of the control model within the context of the firm’s global compliance mandate, which includes the following key responsibilities:
  • Supporting the execution of the Risk and Control Self Assessment (RCSA) program
  • Identifying and implementing best practices to drive change within the organization in order to strengthen the control framework
  • Following up with accountable business and functional stakeholders within Global Real Estate to ensure control issues (regulatory, audit, compliance and business/self identified)  are effectively resolved
  • Interface with the Global Control Office, Global Compliance Office, Audit and Risk for management of issues resulting from supervisory exams
  • Oversee documentation, tracking and closure of Action Plans in the firm’s risk reporting database (Phoenix) for the Global Real Estate organization
  • Compile, update and prepare reports and analysis on control/compliance related issues
  • Identify gaps and develop/implement process improvements with respect to the management of control issues
  • Partner with other control functions (Compliance, Oversight & Control, Internal Audit, Operational Risk, etc.) in driving the strategic agenda to improve the control framework as well as execution of tactical steps
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in real estate and/or financial services industry
  • MBA (or similar Masters) degree preferred
  • Risk management, internal audit or business process improvement background required
  • Possess understanding of controls, control framework and effective root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of Compliance Standards and real estate industry best practices
  • Experience in governance and oversight
  • Strong analytic skills and ability to develop/manage complex reporting
  • Experience in program managing with an established track record of overseeing successfully both short term objectives and long range strategic vision with interim and measurable goals
  • Strong control orientation, analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to build rapport, garnering respect and appropriately exercise authority in a collaborative cross-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive improvements related to risk and compliance monitoring and testing processes based on current practices
  • Significant experience developing and executing testing plans and test scripts of policies and procedures
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in fast-paced, changing environment
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation, and sense of urgency
  • Ability to effectively communicate risks and requirements to all levels of staff and management
  • Solid organizational, project management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Visio
Req #: 160019553
Location: New York, NY US
Job Category: Real Estate Finance
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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