Product Development: Accounting and Middle Office

Glasgow, Scotland
Not disclosed
23 Jun 2021
22 Jul 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Morgan Stanley Fund Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, administers over $540 billion of hedge fund assets. Using the firm’s proprietary, globally accessible technology platform, the business provides a full range of fund administration services, including daily accounting and financial reporting; transfer agency and investor services; middle and back-office support; and integrated portfolio analytics. Morgan Stanley Fund Services is supported by more than 1,000 professionals based in New York, London, Dublin, Glasgow, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hong Kong.

Position Title: Product Development: Accounting and Middle Office

Position Description

The Product Development team within Morgan Stanley Fund Services (MSFS) works with the business to establish the overall strategy and priorities for the technology products and platforms. Based on the business strategy and overall priorities, the Product Development team creates product plans including high level business requirements, cost analysis, benefits definition and an overall go to market rollout plan.

The candidate will work closely with the business unit to manage and implement the direction and priorities of the overall accounting platform. This candidate will be responsible for facilitating and gathering detailed user requirements for the development teams, facilitating design reviews with the business and manage the overall rollout plans including QA, user testing, staff training and final delivery. This role also includes being the first line of user support for products, track client issues and works with business to prioritize post implementation issues and enhancements requests. This candidate will have to coordinate between the business, development teams across multiple global locations.


Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of accounting concepts and terminologies
  • Perform root cause analysis of common discrepancies between client and broker's instructions
  • Providing business support for all Accounting & Middle Office functions ( e.g. Trade confirms, cash management, settlements process, financing etc)
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Comfortable interfacing with executive management, business users and development teams in multiple locations
  • Experience in managing system roll outs, data conversion and integration projects
  • Should be detailed oriented and must have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a focused globally distributed team.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement with a commitment to quality

Skills/Qualifications Desired:

  • Candidate must have technical knowledge of hedge funds accounting concepts (valuation, reconciliations, OTC’s etc) and implementation of fund terms, with a working knowledge of accountancy principles.
  • Strong OTC/Derivatives knowledge
  • Needs to be comfortable with Microsoft office: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Share point, Access

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