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JPMorgan Chase Global Real Estate Construction Accounting Analyst in Columbus, Ohio

Job Summary:

As a Global Real Estate Project Accountant, you will manage the real estate construction project creation, invoice processing, retainage, construction close-out, asset settlement, and financial reporting for all global projects. The Global Real Estate Project accounting team manages construction on a global portfolio of 80+ million square feet of corporate office and banking center space across 9,000+ projects.

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 and Corporate Sector Controllers. Working together, our strengths and resources enable us to ensure the integrity of 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Financial review on capital project expenditures to ensure accounting treatment is appropriate and in accordance with GAAP and Firm policies, including timely recording of fixed assets

  • Obtain thorough understanding of assigned responsibilities, fixed asset accounting concepts, detailed knowledge of operations that affect our clients, overall operating transactions flow, and all corporate and/or vendor systems and interfaces that affect the timely processing of assigned responsibilities

  • Communicate with business partners to facilitate resolution of outstanding items; partners will include internal customers and external service providers

  • Identify exceptions to standards, determining underlying causes and escalating to the supervisor and/or partners as appropriate

  • Maintain accurate documentation to support transaction processing in compliance with Corporate Accounting and Project Accounting practices and policies

  • Perform ad hoc analysis or other responsibilities as assigned by manager

  • Perform month end close responsibilities including journal entries, perform monthly reconciliations and financial analysis

  • Analytical review of Construction in Progress (CIP) to ensure propriety of balances outstanding

  • Understand accounting policies and procedures

  • Monthly reconciliation of projects and accounts, investigations of variances and providing explanations

  • Identify exceptions to standards, determining underlying causes and escalating to the supervisor and/or partners as appropriate

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills:

  • Bachelors' degree with minimum 1 - 3 years of relevant experience required in accounting or finance

  • Strong analytical and financial skills with a track record of execution against deliverables

  • Strong attention to detail and a structured mindset with process/continuous improvement and innovative thinking

  • Self-starter with initiative, ability to take ownership and work independently as well as contribute to the broader team

  • Ability to multi-task, work collaboratively and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills:

  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent preferred

  • Experience preferred with automated financial systems (SAP) and worksheet modeling tools (Excel)

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

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