Morgan Stanley

Finance Business Continuity and Resilience Coordinator

London, UK
Not disclosed
13 Mar 2023
03 Apr 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


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 will be exposed to a truly international and multi-cultural environment that appreciates and respects individuality.

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.

We offer:

  • Dynamic role within the Finance division in one of the world's top tier Financial Institutions and gain first-hand insight into the business
  • Open minded, collaborative, and welcoming environment, where your ideas are taken seriously
  • Continued professional career development based on your career interests
  • Opportunity to work with high performing teams across Morgan Stanley

About the Role:

The position of Finance Business Continuity and Resilience Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting global workstreams including development and testing of Finance Division Business Continuity Plans, Incident and Crisis Management, Regulatory Analysis and MI Reporting.

This role will reside within the Finance Division, under the Finance Risk and Assurance function. The Finance Risk agenda includes, but is not limited to, Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Operational Risk Governance, Reporting & Metrics, Business Continuity Planning, Information Security, Supplier Risk and Fraud Risk. Team members require an understanding of operational risk concept and control frameworks, an ability to interpret relevant policies and regulations and to coordinate governance activities across the division. This dynamic position offers the candidate an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure and learn various processes across the Finance division.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support in coordinating, developing, testing, and communicating continuity plans for all functional areas under Finance.
  • Act as a Crisis Manager providing support during response to regional and global crisis events that could impact Finance and its 4Ps (People, Processes, Premises, 3rd Parties), escalating and managing incidents in coordination with Firm stakeholders and Finance Management where necessary.
  • Maintain direct communications and participate in appropriate business unit planning meetings, forums, and activities.
  • Assist the department in enhancing, formalizing, and standardizing the business planning process.
  • Provide expertise and support to management and business functional areas, as requested.
  • Perform ongoing risk analysis to determine which business processes, systems, and applications need to be recovered within the indicated time frame to comply with corporate and regulatory recovery time objectives of the organization.
  • Assist with risk assessments and due diligence efforts pertaining to critical suppliers and 3rd party vendors.
  • Monitor and respond to Regulatory requests.


Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Previous experience in business continuity, crisis management or related field.
  • Sound understanding of operational risk concepts and frameworks.
  • Ability to collaborate and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders across Finance and other divisions.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple deliverables.
  • Committed and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate initiative and critical thinking to challenge processes, solve for ad hoc queries and creativity to suggest alternative approaches.
  • Analytical skills with a control focus and high regard for attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

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