Equity Finance Projects Manager, Manager/Senior Manager
Morgan Stanley
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
5d ago

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 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 Project organization works closely with Business Unit Controller teams across the globe, as well as with various partner teams across Finance, Operations, Institutional Equity Division (IED) Business Unit, and Technology on delivering strategic Change the Bank’ initiatives.

The team is also responsible for prioritizing issues and turning requirements into action points on a multitude of Run the Bank’ processes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with various groups in driving forward projects to enhance controls, reduce risk, comply with regulatory requirements, improve efficiency, and generate earnings for the Firm
  • Participate in global workstreams responsible for business requirements documentation including preparation, presentation and senior stakeholder signoff
  • Participate in project management, setting and monitoring of milestones and project resource budgeting
  • Lead and manage workflows related to implementation of new processes, data streams or reporting systems by providing support for both functional and non-
  • functional testing, preparing presentations and conducting training sessions to highlight key changes / deliverables to global users

  • Act as a strong intermediary and build effective relationships between Finance, Business Managers, SME's, IT and other Stakeholders globally as the custodian of change within Finance
  • Skills required

  • Project Management : Prior experience managing complex projects, involving cross-functional and cross-regional stakeholders and multiple interdependent milestones
  • Execution : Results oriented; strong track record of successful execution in a project environment; strong drive to enforce change; influencing skills
  • Ability to utilize a wide latitude in discretionary decision-making, to establish and manage project requirements, deliverables, milestones and procedures on behalf of Equity Product Controllers
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Intellectual curiosity & high level of attention to detail
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently
  • Product Control experience highly preferred
  • A high degree of comprehension and navigation of Morgan Stanley’s global business units and products
  • Detailed knowledge of Morgan Stanley’s front office and back office systems
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards / Principles relevant to Equities Trading Businesses
  • 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.

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