Business Unit Compensation Team, Associate

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 22 Feb 18 2018-02-22

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Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is one of the world’s largest diversified financial services companies, with a reputation for excellence in advice and execution on a global scale. The firm maintains leading market positions in its three primary businesses – securities, investment management and credit services. With more than 1200 offices in 41 countries, Morgan Stanley connects people, ideas and capital to help clients achieve their financial aspirations.

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. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and to grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile

Firm Human Resources is committed to recruiting and retaining talented individuals and positioning them to excel. Our HR professionals provide a full range of services including: human capital planning; creating strategies to attract, develop and reward employees; promoting a diverse workforce; fostering employee engagement; designing competitive pay and benefit plans; and proactively addressing employee matters.

Team Profile

The EMEA Business Unit Compensation Team supports various HR teams in the management of compensation – including year-end activities, monthly accruals and market data reviews. The team provides specialist technical expertise, advice and support to a variety of crucial regional and global processes.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage compensation processes for respective business areas. This will involve scenario planning and modelling, reporting, analysis, etc
• Prepare monthly accruals and ensure BU specific guidelines are met
• Collate, review and summarize market data surveys
• Liaise with New York & Asia counterparts to ensure consistent global approach to compensation
• Work with HR business partners to identify areas of data which need monitoring
• Ensure data is ‘clean’ at all times - quality of information is paramount


Skills required (essential)
• Degree level or equivalent required, preferably with a focus on quantitative methods.
• Solid experience in an analytical role, ideally within HR.
• Strong Excel skills
• Intermediate MS Access skills
• Business Objects (desirable)
• Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills (able to develop and produce meaningful reports from multiple streams of data)
• Experience with running statistical analysis and interpreting the results preferable
• Excellent communications skills; verbal & written
• Excellent stakeholder relationship management
• Thorough attention to detail
• Good time management and organisational abilities with excellent prioritisation skills
• Poised and self-confident (not afraid to ask questions or speak-up)
• Enjoys high volume, fast paced, dynamic environment

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. *LI-CL1