Financial Controller Analyst - Compensation

Glasgow, UK
Not disclosed
05 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success.

The Finance Division globally 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 also serves as the conduit of financial information to the outside investment community. Finance plays a critical role as adviser to Morgan Stanley’s various businesses and its senior management team.

Glasgow Profile

Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow office employs in excess of 1,200 staff across Operations, Technology, 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. The office is located centrally and enjoys the additional benefits of an onsite gym and restaurant

The Glasgow Finance team is over 220 strong and spans a wide range of functions including: Product Control; Market Risk Control; Liquidity Control; Treasury Currency Management; Compensation Control; Tax; Legal Entity Control and Governance; Accounting Advisory Services; General Ledger Governance; Regulatory Reporting and Finance Risk. The variety and scope of our opportunities across all levels allows our employees to enjoy fulfilling and challenging long-term careers. In order to maintain this we require finance professionals of all levels, both qualified and non-qualified, who are committed to working in a challenging and ever evolving industry. For non-qualified candidates we actively support a number of professional qualifications.

Team Profile

If you’re looking for a firm that can provide you with a challenging role and career development opportunities then read on. We have built a world class reputation for quality and service and the talent and passion of our people has been critical to our success. We provide a strong foundation for building a professional career? A place for people to learn, to achieve and to grow. Together we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and a strong team ethic.

The Cash Compensation Control group is part of Global Compensation Controllers and is responsible for the financial control for all activities related to the firm’s payroll functions.

The group was established in Glasgow when the UK function was deployed from London in 2012 followed by EMEA and Americas in 2015.

Due to the nature of the firm’s compensation arrangements, the group is involved in processing and accounting for a range of complex compensation arrangements. The group works closely with its counterparts in other global locations, the wider compensation control group in New York and with other departments in Morgan Stanley including Human Resources, IT and groups across the finance division.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a global function.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurate booking & reconciliation of compensation accruals
  • Respond to queries on a timely and accurate basis
  • Provide variance commentary and ad-hoc analysis as required on a timely basis
  • Enhance and develop processes and controls and maintain process documentation
  • Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, including HR, IT and Business Unit Controllers
  • Identify, escalate and co-ordinate resolution of issues
  • Provide support for project activities as required


  • Ability to demonstrate a rounded commercial approach to reporting and controller-ship.
  • Be confident in maintaining relationships across a variety of stakeholders and business areas.
  • Ability to manage work load effectively, balancing multiple issues and priorities appropriately.
  • Accountancy experience / part-qualified (ACCA, CA or CIMA)
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines

The following personal attributes are important for this role:

  • Adaptable
  • Team worker
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Well organized
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills

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.

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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