Morgan Stanley

ISGF Risk Director

Glasgow, UK
Not disclosed
20 Mar 2023
20 Apr 2023
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
ISGF Risk Director


The Finance Division 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 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.

Morgan Stanley's Glasgow office employs in excess of 1,500 staff across Operations, Technology, Legal and Compliance, Internal Audit, Fund Services and Finance. Due to our growing business, we have a demand for career-minded people to join our teams. Our opportunities offer unrivalled scope for progression and training within a fast paced, meritocratic, and constantly changing environment. Morgan Stanley pride themselves on maintaining a culture which champions diversity, an inclusive environment for all, recognition and an opportunity to give back to our communities through various local charity partnerships.

We offer;

  • Work in the Finance department of one of the world's top tier Financial Institutions and 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 inclusive environment, we accept individual differences and use them to better 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 wellbeing facilities including an onsite fitness suite

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.

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What will you be doing?

Working as part of a team supporting, enhancing and developing risk management within the Institutional Securities Group Finance (ISGF) organisation. Additionally, you will build relationships with various colleagues within ISGF, Global Corporate Controllers (GCC), the wider Finance organisation and Senior Management to meet the team objectives and deliverables. You will be responsible for:

  • Assist global colleagues across product divisions in the execution of operational risk related work.
  • This will include a wide range of deliverables for financial regulators and internal risk clients, where the successful candidate will add significant value to the risk agenda of these programs.
  • Proactively identify opportunities across the global ISGF organization for risk reduction and create control solutions.
  • Oversee all Operational Risk incidents impacting ISGF; draft incident summaries, provide incident briefing and insight to senior ISGF risk and management personnel.
  • Monitor and provide guidance on risk reducing projects and tactical remediation.
    Manage the ISGF Business Continuity Plan (BCP), as well as a wide range of Information Security (InfoSec) related items.
  • Track and produce reporting metrics in relation to ISGF's overall risk framework.
  • Liaise with other finance risk professionals to identify best practice controls and implementation.

Where will you be working?

This role is based at our Glasgow office on Waterloo Street in the city center. This location has a wellness center, including gym and shower/changing facilities, GP, Prayer room, Canteen and onsite Starbucks.

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.

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.


What we’re looking for:

  • A rounded commercial approach to reporting and controllership, with proven skills in chasing issues through many layers to discover root causes
  • Confidence in building and managing relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders and business areas
  • Strong communication and escalation skills
  • An ability to self-manage workload effectively whilst balancing multiple deliverables and priorities appropriately
  • Ability to be highly numerate with a close attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, organizational and documentation skills
  • A strong commitment to self-development
  • Flexibility required to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Relevant degree/equivalent experience

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Relevant work experience in the financial services industry/prior product control experience or experience in Operational Risk or Controls Testing
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