Global Financial Crimes: Program Management and Reporting Associate

  • Competitive
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 19 Oct 18

Global Financial Crimes: Program Management and Reporting Associate

Company Profile
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. 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 grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Department Profile
Global Financial Crimes (GFC) coordinates day-to-day implementation of the Firm's enterprise-wide financial crime prevention efforts. GFC includes several legal and compliance disciplines and has responsibility for governance, oversight and execution of the Firm's Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Economic Sanctions, Anti-Corruption and Government and Political Activities Compliance programs. GFC also develops and/or assists in the development of appropriate policies and procedures, including those designed to assist the business units to know their clients and conduct appropriate due diligence and to prevent, detect and report potentially suspicious activity. GFC has dedicated coverage managers and teams of analysts who advise and counsel each business unit regarding its AML, economic sanctions and anti-corruption obligations and its particular clients and transactions.
Background on the Team
The Global Financial Crimes Program Execution team oversees in-house Operations functions, offshore/ near shore GFC teams and third parties who provide support for GFC disciplines to ensure appropriate controls are in place to minimize operations risk and drive operational excellence.
Reporting Lines
The GFC Program Management and Reporting Associate reports to the Head of GFC Program Execution.
Primary Responsibilities
The GFC Program Management and Reporting Associate will:
- Work with the Head of GFC Program Execution to implement a Governance Framework and execute ongoing BAU governance working group meetings across all Morgan Stanley business units and regions.
- Collaborate with local management on the operations of India Data Operations and other teams in future offshore/near-shore centers.
- Identify and rectify operational inefficiencies and defects with a focus on adherence to regulatory guidelines.
- Collaborate with Strategy team to identify opportunities to achieve operational excellence.
- Monitor Operations groups which support GFC by defining Key Performance Indicators and ensuring quality of execution.
- Coordinate with GFC coverage areas and business units as necessary to set operational expectations and plan for expected changes to businesses and systems.
- Interact with senior leadership across GFC coverage areas, businesses and regions to drive in-house operations excellence.
- Support and continue building a Firm-wide GFC controls inventory and performance measurement dashboard.

Qualifications:

Skills Required (essential)
Candidates must have:
- At least 3 - 5 years of relevant change management, project management or financial services experience, preferably at a large/complex financial institution, consulting company or equivalent;
- Excellent communication skills with the confidence, credibility and ability to work effectively within the organization and to interact effectively with both junior and senior business personnel;
- Intellectual curiosity and strives for consistent improvement;
- Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize;
- Good working knowledge of financial services and operations;
- Process orientation;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills and composure;
- Experience with collaboration or project management, preferably on a global scale;
- Advanced skills with PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint, SharePoint Designer, Jive, TWiki, and Business intelligence tools such as Tableau, Cognos, BOXI etc.;
- Experience using macros and advanced charting with Excel spreadsheet reports; and
- Certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license - or certification within 15 months of hire.

Skills Desired
- Financial Crimes Compliance experience desired, but not necessary