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Equity Operations Director (AVP)

Morgan Stanley Baltimore, United States
Posted 20 days ago Permanent Competitive
We're seeking someone to join our team as a Equity Operations Director (AVP) who would be responsible for the post trade support of the Firm's Securities Lending Transactions .

In the Operations division, we partner with business units across the Firm to support financial transactions, devise and implement effective controls and develop client relationships, driving strategic automation solutions by embracing a transformation mindset and challenging the status quo.

This is a Director level position within the within Product Support & Services, which is responsible for providing transaction support and managing post execution processes.

Morgan Stanley is an industry leader in financial services, known for mobilizing capital to help governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals.

At Morgan Stanley Baltimore, we support the Firm's global Technology, Operations, Risk Management, Legal and Compliance, Internal Audit and Finance divisions. Morgan Stanley has been rooted in the Baltimore community since 2003. Our talented and diverse team is one of the largest in the U.S. outside of our New York headquarters and home to industry leading cybersecurity innovation with multiple patents and awards. Our teams are relentless collaborators and creative thinkers, fueled by their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Interested in joining a team that's eager to create, innovate and make an impact on the world? Read on...

What you'll do in the role:
• Formulate and lead a wide range of assurance activities to assess risks within coverage area and the state of controls in place to mitigate them
• Proactively identify risk and emerging risk, and factor into assurance coverage
• Articulate actionable insights to management regarding criticality and impact of risks to the business
• Effectively partner with colleagues and stakeholders globally to drive effective working relationships
• Align projects and initiatives with department and coverage area priorities, and oversee team's execution of deliverables in accordance with audit methodology and quality standards
• Investigate and resolve pre-settlement/settlement exceptions and post settlement breaks.
• Escalate risks associated with settlements and implement risk mitigation methods.
• Identify areas for process improvement to strengthen the control and increase efficiency of the process.
• Implement knowledge of U.S. buy-in rules and regulations to manage potential risk related to in-scope transactions. #LI-JO1

What you'll bring to the role:
• At least 4 years' relevant experience would generally be expected to find the skills required for this role
• Advanced knowledge of industry, global markets, and regulations relevant to coverage area
• Strong understanding of audit principles, methodology, tools, and processes (e.g., risk assessments, planning, testing, reporting and continuous monitoring)
• Ability to articulate risk and impact clearly and succinctly to different audiences
• Effective change and project management techniques and ability to support teams in adapting new ways of working
• Ability to leverage and analyze data to inform focus and views on risk
• Ability to coach and mentor others and create an inclusive work environment for team
• Series 99 preferred. Would be required to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Role is Hybrid and will require in office attendance 3 days/week.

We are committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have defined Morgan Stanley for over 85 years. At our foundation are five core values - putting clients first, doing the right thing, leading with exceptional ideas, committing to diversity and inclusion, and giving back - that guide our more than 80,000 employees in 1,200 offices across 42 countries.

At Morgan Stanley, you'll find trusted colleagues, committed mentors and a culture that values diverse perspectives, individual intellect and cross-collaboration. Our Firm is differentiated by the caliber of our diverse team, while our company culture and commitment to inclusion define our legacy and shape our future, helping to strengthen our business and bring value to clients around the world. Learn more about how we put this commitment to action: morganstanley.com/diversity

We are proud to support our employees and their families at every point along their work-life journey, offering some of the most attractive and comprehensive employee benefits and perks in the industry.

Morgan Stanley's goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, our recruiting efforts reflect our desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools. We want to be the first choice for prospective employees.

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet). #LI-JO1
Job ID  3253234
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