Morgan Stanley

Senior Associate - Financial Reporting

Mumbai (MSA), Maharashtra, India
Not disclosed
01 Apr 2024
01 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Reporting – Associate/Senior Associate

Reporting to: Financial reporting manager, Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India.

Morgan Stanley Fund Services (“MSFS”) is a leading provider of third-party hedge fund services with offices in New York, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Glasgow, and Mumbai and has approx. 600 employees in India.

MSFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. The parent company, Morgan Stanley, has obtained Financial Holding Company status in the United States. Subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley are subject to the supervision and regulations of the Federal Reserve Bank. MSFS is an independent legal and business venture within Morgan Stanley. It provides services on a stand-alone basis, independently from other Morgan Stanley affiliates.

The services offered by MSFS include:

  • Accounting support including financial reporting
  • Investor Services
  • Tax Services
  • Middle Office support
  • Analytics
  • Corporate Secretary Services
  • StratumSM, investor transparency reporting.

Job Purpose

The Financial Reporting team is responsible for the delivery of financial statements to our hedge fund clients. The global team is based in Mumbai and Glasgow. The Associate will report to the Financial Reporting Manager and will assist in the preparation of financial statements of hedge funds under US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS. The Associate will be a member of an existing team and will work with the team in providing timely deliverables, for the interim and year-end audits.

The position requires strong knowledge in preparing financial statement of investment companies per US GAAP/IFRS, accounting skills and good knowledge of securities and derivative products.

Principal Responsibility:

Work efficiently with financial reporting team to support them in timely delivery of financial statements to the Hedge Fund clients of MSFS, which will comply with US GAAP/ IFRS, for both annual audits, and interim reports.

  • Preparing financials from supporting documents.
  • Preparing Condensed Schedule of Investments (CSoI)
  • Preparing Statement of Cash Flows
  • Assisting auditors and ensuring the smooth audit of the financial statements by providing valid backup data for every figure presented in the financial statements
  • Analytical and Interpretational skills

Team responsibilities include:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ensure the financial statements are provided within the deadlines.
  • Follow internal control policies and procedures.


Personal Attributes

The successful candidate is likely to possess the following attributes: -



Bachelor’s degree in accounting. - Preferred

Fully completed accounting qualification/certification e.g., CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.


2 years PQE in auditing or financial reporting is preferable. Experience in Public accounting or Hedge Fund Administration is a distinct advantage.

Skill and Abilities

Ability to draw financials of investment companies per US GAAP/IFRS

Ability to multi-task.

Accuracy and efficiency in tasks performed.

Client focused, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate effectively across cultures.

Ability to identify issues and escalate in time.

Flexible approach to duties and hours of work.

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 based on their skills and talents.

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