Legal Entity Control Director

Glasgow, Scotland
Not disclosed
14 Jan 2022
14 Feb 2022
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level


Legal Entity Control Director

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in the Finance department of one of the world’s top tier Financial Institutions and gain a first-hand insight into our business
  • A desirable compensation and benefits package including eligibility for an annual bonus
  • Professional development opportunities including access to Morgan Stanley’s world-class internal training program
  • Enriching challenges that provide opportunity for constant learning and advancement
  • A supportive and vibrant diverse environment, we are inclusive of individual backgrounds and leverage them to foster our work environment and culture
  • A balance between personal and professional lifestyles, including flexible working opportunities such as work from home arrangements
  • High specification office space with leading technologies, collaborative working spaces and well being facilities including an onsite fitness suite

You will:

  • Review and oversee the presentation of timely, relevant and value-add MI reporting to senior management
  • Review statutory financial statements, US Federal Reserve reporting, management accounts and variance analysis
  • Review and challenge appropriateness of taxation and transfer pricing policies on legal entities
  • Management of key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally including external auditors, Product Control, Transfer Pricing Control, Corporate Services Controllers, Treasury, Business Units, Company Secretarial and Tax
  • Business partnering with key stakeholders on legal entity initiatives  
  • Participate in the development of the LEC function and department wide initiatives


You have:

  • A rounded commercial approach to reporting and controllership, with proven skills in chasing issues through many layers to discover root causes, and be confident in building relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders and business areas.
  • An ability to manage your work load effectively, develop practical solutions to problems whilst balancing multiple issues and priorities appropriately and is flexible when priorities change.
  • Strong analytical, organisational and documentation skills.
  • A professional qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA).
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and be proficient in data mining and summarising and presenting themes and results in a meaningful format.
  • Ability to build good relationships with stakeholders and contribute to projects which impact a variety of business and finance areas.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with a close attention to detail, and ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of your own skills.
  • The flexibility required to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines.

Team Profile: The Legal Entity Controllers team has responsibility for the financial management of selected entities, reporting locally to a Glasgow based Legal Entity Officer (LEO).  The candidate will be required to work to help support our business unit colleagues in other Firm offices. 

About us: Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. Morgan Stanley provides a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, achieve and grow.

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.

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.

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