Morgan Stanley Europe Management Reporting Controller

Frankfurt, Germany
Not disclosed
12 Aug 2022
12 Sep 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Morgan Stanley Europe Management Reporting Controller, Frankfurt

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 a 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 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 Control.

Team Profile

The Continental European Management Reporting team is part of the International Securities Finance Group located across Frankfurt and Paris, which is part of the wider EMEA team focused in London.

The team's overall role is to provide financial analysis and business performance metrics to support senior management decision making. This encompasses revenue analysis, profitability and balance sheet reporting plus liquidity, funding, capital and ROE analysis. The team is also responsible for providing commentaries for the month end financial statements and presentation of these to firm management and external auditors/regulators.

The Continental European business forms a growing and increasingly important part of Morgan Stanley's strategy to service its European clients. The team covers all International Securities Group businesses in Continental Europe from trading portfolios in Fixed Income & Equities Divisions through to Investment Banking revenues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be involved in various aspects of the P&L review, analysis, and commentary.
  • The role has daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly deliverables as well as a significant number of ad hoc queries.

The role will include:

  • Understanding and explaining the key drivers of the P&L & Balance Sheet
  • Supporting Senior Management in decision making
  • Focus on Budgeting and Performance metrics to assess the Business Units
  • Working closely with trading desks
  • Business Performance: Assisting with production of monthly business packs for desk heads.
  • Ad Hoc: Projects and Queries raised by senior Finance and Business Unit management
  • Focus on industry trends and regulatory deliverables such as Asset Quality Review (AQR), Stress Testing and ICAAP


Skills required

  • University Degree in Finance, additional qualifications preferred (Chartered Accountant, CFA, Masters in Finance)
  • Prior experience of working in Financial Services
  • Knowledge of financial products
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks, with multiple stakeholders
  • High self-motivation with a proven ability to create and improve processes
  • Ability to partner and work effectively both with direct team members and with colleagues across the wider organisation
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically a strong command of Excel and PowerPoint

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