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MSEHSE Finance Chief Operating Office Team - Director (AVP-Equivalent)

Morgan Stanley
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
MSEHSE Finance COO Team - Director (AVP-Equivalent)


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 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.

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

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. We 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.

What will you be doing?
  • Report to the MSEHSE Group Finance Chief Operating Officer (COO) providing direct support to the MSEHSE Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and wider MSEHSE Finance management in the operations of the MSEHSE Finance division and the execution of divisional and firm strategy.
  • Execute the MSEHSE Finance department's people agenda including recruitment, career development and employee engagement.
  • Co-ordinate divisional governance materials for use at both executive and non-executive governance forums (including management and supervisory boards and their committees).
  • Provide project/ programme management and reporting to enable the delivery of high-quality cross-Finance regulatory and compliance driven projects, workshops, information requests and initiatives, including compiling and reviewing of materials and assisting with the coordination of gap analyses.
  • Support Finance in its engagement with the ECB and provide central coordination for, and challenge of, regulatory communications and responses across the Division.
  • Oversee divisional compliance with local and firmwide outsourcing control and governance requirements.
  • Co-ordinate MSEHSE Finance operational risk activities, partnering closely with the global Finance Risk and Assurance team, including but not limited to reviewing the closure evidence to Audit and regulatory findings and representing MSEHSE Finance at key operational risk forums.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with key stakeholders across other divisions including HR, Legal and Compliance, Corporate Services, Risk and Firm Management functions and represent MSEHSE Finance at relevant firmwide forums.
  • Provide Project Management/ PMO support ad doc projects.
What we're looking for:
  • Proven experience at a global financial institution preferably in the Finance division or a similar control function.
  • Experience in / knowledge of the workings of the finance division and the broader regulatory framework in which the financial services industry operates an advantage. Interest in these topics a requirement.
  • Appreciation of operational risk concepts including identification, assessment, monitoring, reporting and remediation of operational risks.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines and to influence global stakeholders.
Skills that will help you in that role:
  • Commitment as a self-motivated individual who can demonstrate initiative & problem solving abilities.
  • Strong client and partner relationship abilities in a global organization.
  • Analytical skills with a control focus and high regard for attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking in order to challenge processes, solve for ad hoc queries and creativity to suggest alternative approaches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. German language skills advantageous.
  • Strong MS office skills
Where will you be working
  • Work in the Finance department of one of the world's top tier Financial Institutions and gain first-hand insight into the business.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Open minded and welcoming environment, where your ideas are taken seriously.
  • Continued professional development based on your career interests.
  • An entity you have ability to grow and shape your own career
Flexible work statement:

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.

Internal Applicants:

Internal mobility can be a way to grow your career and realize your professional potential. Typically, you must be in your position for at least 18 months and performing satisfactorily before applying for another job at the Firm. Internal applicants can find out more regarding career navigation, mobility guidelines and policy on our employee portal by clicking here .

Equal opportunities statement:

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize 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.

When submitting your application, please be aware that the Job Level "Director" is an AVP-equivalent.

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