Equity & Compensation Controller

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 21 Feb 18 2018-02-21

Equity & Compensation Controller

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.

This position is responsible for the accounting and reporting of equity compensation plans and MS equity.

Responsibilities:
-Reports to departmental Vice President
-Accounting, reconciliation and substantiation of stock-based awards
-Financial reporting for global stock-based compensation including footnote disclosure, regulatory filings and support for Corporate Tax calculations
-Earnings per share calculation for consolidated Morgan Stanley
-Reconciliation of Morgan Stanley stock movement for outstanding, basic and diluted shares for both internal and external reporting
-Dividend calculation for Morgan Stanley common stock
-Work with Corporate Reporting, External Reporting and Regulatory Reporting in preparing and supporting SEC and regulatory filings, including Earnings Release, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy, Y9C and Y14A.
-Maintain and update strong control environment/audit documentation
-Oversee documentation and improvements related to SOX Compliance
-Respond and interact with various internal clients (Executive Compensation, Tax, Business Unit Controllers, Payroll and Information Technology Team) and external auditors
-Prepare stock-based compensation accounting memos with supporting GAAP guidance

Qualifications:

-BS in Accounting/Finance
-CPA preferred
-6 to 10 years of accounting experience
-Strong technical accounting, research and analytical skills with knowledge of Stock-based compensation and Earnings per Share calculation
-Excellent communication, leadership and multi-tasking skills
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Access is a plus
-Ability to quickly adapt and learn software applications #li-kk1