Finance EMEA COO, Associate/Manager

Morgan Stanley
London, UK
20 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
Company Profile Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture. Department Profile The Finance Division globally reports to the Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 3,000 employees worldwide. Finance protects the Morgan Stanley franchise by serving as guardian of the Firm's books and records, and by contributing to firm wide risk management and risk reduction. This division maintains relationships with Morgan Stanley's various industry and government regulators, and also serves as the conduit of financial information to the outside investment community. Finance plays a critical role as advisor to Morgan Stanley's various businesses and its senior management team. The Financial Control Group (FCG) is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial and regulatory reporting for the Firm. FCG prepares external financial reports for public filings and regulators. For internal reporting FCG, along with Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA), summarises, plans and forecasts the organisation's financial position, including income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future revenues, expenses and earnings. FCG is comprised of Business Unit Controllers, Infrastructure Controllers, Accounting, Regulatory and Reporting groups, and Valuation Review. Team and Role Overview The EMEA COO team forms part of the combined International Finance Risk and COO team. The team's primary focus is to support the EMEA Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for:
• Support the EMEA CFO in his objectives
• Oversight and management of the overall EMEA Finance organisation
• Ensuring the EMEA CFO's compliance with the Senior Manager Certification Regime
• Providing division-wide metrics and analytics
• Management of the EMEA Finance people strategy through recruitment, training, internal communications and events
• Identifying and executing the optimal location strategy for Finance Primary Responsibilities Delivery on key regulatory and internal reporting for the EMEA CFO, partnering with subject matter experts across the division, including:
• Management of the Senior Manager documentation for the EMEA CFO
• Preparation of EMEA CFO Continuous Assessment materials ahead of bi-annual PRA meeting
• Production of the EMEA CFO's Monthly Business Review materials for presentation to Firm Management
• Assistance with the EMEA Finance Divisional Annual Plan, working alongside Firm Management
• Analysis of monthly expenses for the EMEA Finance division, with deep dives into areas of focus
• Management of the EMEA Finance Solvent Wind Down exercise
• Support of the EMEA Finance People Agenda
• Recruitment: Partnering with HR on Campus Recruitment (IPs), and management of the division's Analyst programme
• Mobility: Working closely with the MASH Committee to define and implement the division's strategy for mobility
• People Metrics: Monthly analysis of the EMEA Finance population, including attrition, mobility, ratios of FTE vs temporary staff
• Budget monitoring: management of budgeting process across key expenses incurred by EMEA Finance employees
• Brexit: Support of the Brexit People Agenda for the EMEA Finance Division
• Ad hoc Finance Risk reporting: Responsible for ad hoc reporting in the wider team, including the opportunity to be involved in International Finance Risk projects Qualifications: Skills required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with key stakeholders and Management
• Superior relationship building skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Strong analytical thinking and problem solving abilities
• Intellectual curiosity with a focus on information sharing
• Ability to understand and summarise complex concepts
• Self-motivator and team player who brings a can-do approach Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents. Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.