DSP Controller

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 24 Apr 19

See job description for details

Team Profile

The Financial Control Group (FCG) is responsible for overseeing the accounting, financial and regulatory reporting for the Firm. FCG prepares external financial reports for public filings and regulators. For internal reporting FCG, along with Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA), summarises, plans and forecasts the organisations financial position, including income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future revenues, expenses and earnings. FCG is comprised of Business Unit Controllers, Infrastructure Controllers, Accounting, Regulatory and Reporting groups, and Valuation Review.

The Prime Brokerage (PB) Controller team supports the PB business which houses Morgan Stanleys Delta One Structured Products (DSP) and client Prime Brokerage businesses. The DSP team operates has responsibility for the monitoring, reconciliation and control of revenues and balance sheet, and associated analyses, commentary reporting, and project based initiatives

Primary Responsibilities:
Providing ownership and guardianship of the books and records including daily and monthly Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet sign offs and Regulatory submissions
Supporting and working with the Business Unit (BU), Product Controllers, Tax, Legal and Operations on DSP Initiatives.
Preparation of reporting for the BU and global senior management
Reviewing and advising the BU on new trading structures
Reducing the team's risk profile by steering system requirements, implementing additional controls and escalation


Skills required:

  • Highly numerate
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical mind-set and strong problem solving skills
  • Strong desire and capacity to learn with a tenacious mentality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deliverables and maintain focus under pressure
  • Understanding of both IFRS and US GAAP
  • Qualified Accountant.