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DATE ADDED: Wed 01/04/2020

International Tax Utility - Associate

Glasgow, UK
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COMPANY: MORGAN STANLEY

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

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

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 operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realise the full potential of IT solutions. Operations continually seek ways to improve while actively supporting the development of new businesses, structures and markets. Firmwide Operations includes Shared Services and Banking Operations (SSBO), Operations Risk and Control, Global Project Group and Metrics, Branch Operations and Divisional Management.

Shared Service and Banking Operations delivers industry leading operational solutions by aligning the right functions, people, processes and tools into ten core disciplines offering tailored client service levels that are efficient, controlled and compliant with regulation. Our core disciplines include: Asset Servicing, Cash Management, Client Data Management, Global Banking Services, Loans Servicing, Network Management, Payments (Wireless and Disbursements), Reconciliations, Settlements and International Tax Utility.

International Tax Utility (ITU) helps senior management and its individual business units manage the Firm's Tax risk by owning and driving forward the Operational Tax Control framework. Maintaining and enhancing the internal operating processes, the division is crucial to safeguarding the Firm's franchise, proactively identifying and reporting on all in scope Tax risks.

Glasgow ITU consists of 4 teams with 25 staff who perform a number of control / operational functions over a variety of taxes generated by trading activities across multiple divisions including Equity and Derivatives Trading. The team are responsible for 18 Vendor (eClerx) who provide support to the processing teams in Glasgow.

Primary Responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen within Glasgow ITU's Transaction Tax (TT) team for a full-time associate to join the team. The key responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:

- Monitoring queries from across the business on time sensitive tax queries.
- Preparing business unit metrics packs
- Prepare timely tax declarations across EMEA.
- Perform systematic testing to support ongoing releases and improvements.
- Control of the functions outsourced to external vendor.

This is not an exhaustive list and tasks and responsibilities may change to maintain our high levels of service.


Qualifications:

Skills Required (Essential)

- Strong analytical skills
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to grasp detailed concepts quickly

Skills Desired

- Basic awareness of transaction taxes
- Transition and supervisory oversight of outsourced functions
- Advanced Excel skills
- Experience in assisting/testing on system developments/IT requirements

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.
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