Morgan Stanley

Finance Data Governance Associate / Director

Glasgow, UK
Not disclosed
03 Jan 2023
03 Feb 2023
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Contract type
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Job Description

The Data Sourcing team is responsible for sourcing of data from authoritative sources as part of the buildout of the Finance Data Warehouse (FDW) as well as sourcing data in response to evolving regulatory requirements. The team is also responsible for documenting the metadata and controls associated with data in the Firmwide Data Catalog.

The team is focused on ensuring the completeness and accuracy of FDW to support data consumers across the wider Finance organisation, including Regulatory Controllers, Legal Entity Controllers, Treasury and External Reporting. This is a global team who engage with colleagues across Finance, Technology and Operations

The successful candidate will work within an Agile squad as Business Analyst to help build the strategic Finance Data Warehouse that will serve all reporting requirements for downstream consumers in Finance, including Treasury, Regulatory Reporting and External Reporting.

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?

  • Business analysis in support of the data sourcing efforts from Authoritative sources for Regulatory and Data Transformation projects in an Agile environment.
  • Data analysis and reconciliation between legacy production systems and authoritative sources for completeness and accuracy.
  • Documenting business and controls metadata in the Firmwide Data Catalog
  • Working within change management cycles and prioritisation/tracking of associated deliverables.
  • Work with clients and IT colleagues to determine requirements, identify issues and track prioritization and remediation.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders across different departments and regions
  • Contribute to key project workstreams relating to buildout of evolving regulatory rules.
  • Contribute to periodic project updates and reporting for clients and Senior Management.
  • Communicate issues and escalate to line management as appropriate #LI-AL1


What we’re looking for:

  • Business Analyst experience within the Financial Services Industry or Financial Reporting experience with strong understanding of accounting
  • Financial Data Analysis with advanced Excel skills, able to analyse data and linkages between multiple financial systems in Trade Capture, Front Office, Risk and Reference data domains.
  • Strong analytical, organisational and documentation skills
  • Ability to understand complex processes and key controls and identify potential opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to engage with colleagues/clients of all levels.
  • Highly numerate with an attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work consistently and efficiently to achieve goals either as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Experience of investigating, summarising, and presenting results in a meaningful format to clients and Senior Management.

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Understanding and experience of Data Governance
  • Accounting background and knowledge of Financial Statements; qualified or part-qualified accountant
  • Domain knowledge in Capital markets including understanding of financial products (e.g.: Options, Futures, etc.), domains (reference data, risk data etc.)
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies such as Agile.
  • Experience of Alteryx would be beneficial but is not essential

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.

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