Associate, Asia IWM Ops Australia

  • Competitive
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne Victoria AU
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 26 Apr 18 2018-04-26

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Position Summary/Overall Purpose of the Job

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.
Operations is one of the largest divisions in the firm and has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of transactions per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realize the full potential of IT and e-solutions. Throughout, the Operations department continually seeks ways to improve while actively supporting the development of new businesses, structures and markets.
The Transaction Services team within Australia Wealth Management Operations is responsible for supporting all transactional level functions for the Australia Wealth Management business. The role will sit within a team whom support the Margin Lending, Term Deposit, Equity and Option Trade Bookings, Equity and Option Settlement, Corporate Actions, Capital Markets, Journals functions and Cash Transfer processes. Your role will specifically support the payments and journals initiation and daily task / management functions with potential for cross skilling / training and support to further areas as the required within the Transaction Services team, You will be responsible for working with Operations colleagues in Australia and Asia, and work with the Business to service their requirements in these areas. The candidate should have sound trade life-cycle knowledge and experience in a similar role.
Key responsibilities include:
Ensuring all daily processes and SLAs are met within applicable timeframes
Initiation/Input of payments, journals and other transactions
Identifying process improvements
Maintaining a culture of high performance and excellent service for both internal and external clients


Key Competencies / Skills
Skills Preferred
Strong investigative, analytical and problem solving skills
Acute awareness of risk, with clear focus on control and timely escalation of risk items to management
Strong attention to detail and be highly deadline oriented
Excellent teamwork skills, outgoing and motivated
Effective organizational skills
Ability to lead by example
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office - experience of spreadsheets, formulae and pivot tables is advantageous
Strong communication skills, willingness to transfer knowledge is imperative
Team player, must be able to collaborate across multiple operational areas

Qualifications / Experience Required
Desirable tertiary qualification in Finance, Commerce.
Minimum 3 years financial markets experience.
Understanding of regulatory rules and how they apply to the business