Morgan Stanley

Financial Controller (LEC) - Vice President Focus IFRS

Frankfurt, Germany
Not disclosed
25 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Team Profile:

The specific role is in the IFRS team of the Legal Entity Controlling (LEC) group. Within the Global function, this role will be in the Frankfurt Office of Morgan Stanley. The Frankfurt LEC team consists of 12 people, working on a range of projects, regulatory and statutory reporting and control functions.

Department Profile:

The Finance Department 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.

We Offer:

  • 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.
  • The ability to grow and shape your own career in a growing entity.

You Will:

  • Oversee and manage the preparation of the consolidated financial statements under IFRS. Interact and coordinate with multiple stakeholders across divisions (e.g., IFRS Accounting Policy, Legal, Treasury, Risk) and regions. Quality assurance prior to submission to senior management.
  • Coordinate the audit of the consolidated financial statements and coordinate and review responses to queries from regulators (ECB, BaFin, Deutsche Bundesbank, SEC).
  • Review monthly IFRS financial reports and present the results to senior management of the Finance Department.
  • Manage various projects, regulatory requests and ad hoc queries from senior management.
  • Oversee and manage the preparation and review the quarterly FinRep reporting. Respond to requests from regulators.
  • Support the IFRS team head in all aspects of the preparation of IFRS financial statements and related tasks.
  • Be a key contact for accounting related questions for internal and external stakeholders including the review and implementation of existing and new IFRS accounting policies.

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.


You Have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in accounting in financial services industry in Germany
  • Business fluency in German and English
  • Deep knowledge of accounting of financial instruments under IFRS
  • Knowledge of financial products and the associated accounting treatments
  • Attention to detail, time management and flexibility to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, self starter
  • Strong computing skills, most notably Microsoft Office.

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