Global Operations Analyst/Associate

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

Global Operations Analyst/Associate

Morgan Stanley is a leading Global Financial Services firm with a Global work force of 60,000 employees serving clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

The Morgan Stanley Baltimore office is a critical component of the Firm`s Global footprint and has 1,400 employees that provide support and services to the Investment Banking, Securities, Investment Management and Wealth Management Businesses .

Our office at Thames Street Wharf is located in the new, up and coming neighborhood of Harbor Point, adjacent to historic Fells Point. Additionally, the Firm recently expanded downtown and occupies two floors at 100 South Charles in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

In September 2017, the Baltimore Office received a Downtown Baltimore Award from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore in recognition of the Firm's continued expansion and civic commitment. We were also nominated for a Corporate Culture award from SmartCEO in October, which is a program that honors companies that foster a creative and collaborative workplace culture.

Description of Role

The Operations Division and Operational Risk Department are currently seeking high performing individuals with 3-6 years of work experience who exhibit strong leadership potential, communication skills, attention to detail and a strong desire to succeed in a fast paced and challenging work environment. The Operational Risk Department is also seeking high performing individuals to work with the business units and control groups ensuring Morgan Stanley has a transparent, consistent and comprehensive program for managing operational risk, both within each area and across the Firm globally; and effectively identify and mitigate Operational Risk while ensuring continued compliance with global regulatory requirements.
The Operations Division partners with Sales & Trading, Finance, Legal, and Technology to execute the Firm's Institutional, Retail, and Asset Management businesses by developing strong client relationships, collaborating closely with its business partners supporting and settling transactions, devising and implementing effective controls, to enable to development of new structures, businesses, and markets.
The Operational Risk Department looks at the risk of financial loss or other potential damages to the Firm's reputation due to inadequate or failed internal processes, people or systems, or from external events. While primary responsibility for managing operational risk lies within the business divisions and control groups, the Operational Risk Department designs, implements and monitors the company-wide operational risk program and operates as part of the Second Line of Defense, providing independent governance and oversight of operation risk management across the Firm.
Successful candidates will have an interest or familiarity in one or more of the following: Trade Support, Trade Processing, Settlements, AML/KYC, Fraud Operations, Strategic Business Analysis, Data Science/Analytics, Process Validation, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Third-Party, and Technology risk Cash Management, Loan Servicing, Reconciliations, Regulatory Reporting, Risk Management, Financing and Collateral, Budgeting and Business Management, Projects, Wealth Management and Client Services.

Qualifications:

We are looking for resourceful and dedicated candidates with 3-6 years of work experience who possess the following attributes:

Required
ü Demonstrated track record of achievement with the ability to take initiative in a challenging environment
ü Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate, as well as gather, information from a range of audiences
ü Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
ü Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership and accountability for tasks
ü Adaptable team player
ü Detail oriented and ability to adhere to strict timelines
ü Strong organizational and time management skills
ü Ability to multi-task and work in a fast pace environment
ü Analytical skills
ü Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, as well as review the completeness and execution of relevant procedures and assurance mechanisms
ü Ability to proactively contribute towards continued improvements in control, processes, operational efficiency, and industry initiatives
ü Experience working with large data sets including deconstructing data sets and/or their associated queries
ü Strong Microsoft Office skills and advanced Excel knowledge

Optional
ü Familiarity with the financial markets and current regulatory landscape
ü Project management experience

We are focused on bringing together different backgrounds, experience and talents to deliver world class service. If you are a driven self-starter, client-focused, and eager to contribute to a leading Global Financial Services firm, please apply. We welcome all backgrounds and experiences, and no direct industry experience is required.