Morgan Stanley

Graduate Analyst/Trainee Fund Accountant

Glasgow, UK
Not disclosed
17 Apr 2024
23 Apr 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme


This role is within a major investment bank and our division provides administration services to Hedge Fund clients. Due to major expansion in our existing hedge fund administration space and also through diversification into private equity, family office and quant funds administration, our team has gone through a large growth trajectory during the past five years. This growth and diversification in product and client profile has provided exciting opportunities to join a growing team and develop new skills.

The Trainee Fund Accountant will be responsible for the end to end process with respect to their client’s accounting requirements. This includes overseeing the full p&l and balance sheet and daily net asset value reporting. In addition to this the successful applicant will develop knowledge of Alternative Investment Funds including knowledge of the products, strategies, hedge fund accounting, fee structures (eg incentive and management fees) and investor level accounting. The team operates across global locations and the successful candidate will work with colleagues in Asia, Europe and US on a daily basis.

The position requires strong communication and accounting skills. An Accounting degree is preferable but not essential.

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?

  • Calculation of daily Net Asset Values (NAV’s) – this involves P&L analysis, review position and cash reconciliations, reporting any trading issues to our clients
  • Review monthly capital movements and adhoc corporate action activity
  • Analyse performance and review income/expense journals for validity
  • Review and finalise month end P&L and balance sheet in preparation for client sign off
  • Produce investor level allocations of income and expenses at valuation points, including calculation of inventive and management fee
  • Work alongside the client relationship manager to support client queries and partner with the client on initiatives


What we’re looking for:

  • Desire to undertake a professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ICAS)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal (and across cultures)
  • High degree of accuracy, ability to multi task
  • Able to work to tight deadlines

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Execute sound judgment on escalating risk.
  • Interest in learning new skills and developing technical knowledge

Where will you be working?

122 Waterloo Street Glasgow- excellent transport links and amenities nearby. You will work in a recently developed office with excellent tech and facilities. Facilities include on site gym, canteen, break out spaces and 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.

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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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