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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 GFC Strategy Group is responsible for leading the strategic project agenda for the GFC program. Additionally the function is responsible for delivering consistent and effective deployment of transformational initiatives through project management and UAT oversight activities.
Reporting Lines This role reports to the GFC Program Manager Team Lead.
Primary Responsibilities The individual will be required to: - Work with GFC subject matter experts to determine the impact of regulatory changes to ensure the GFC Program remains aligned with regulatory requirements - Proactively manage risks to the GFC program by recognizing significant risks in processes and technology, develop solutions and escalate significant issues timely to management - Improve the GFC program by identifying process efficiency gains and presenting solutions to GFC management - Oversee the non-technology components of GFC projects for assigned GFC teams - Act as primary liaison for GFC stakeholders Partner with the GFC teams, Operations, and Technology to ensure the successful execution of GFC projects and to ensure all projects are reported to the GFC Strategy team - Review and offer guidance for AML Program documentation provided by other teams / vendors that impact GFC processes - Provide GFC PMO with regular updates for assigned projects including project risks, defects and potential mitigation plans - Represent the GFC Strategy team in status update meetings with senior management and other stakeholders - Coordinate meetings with stakeholders to review project status and potential risks - Ensure GFC projects are consistently executed according to project management best practices - Perform post implementation reviews to identify areas for improvement and implement identified recommendations into future projects - Develop project documentation including project plans, communications to impacted teams, procedure updates, training materials, etc. - Lead training and communication efforts related to change initiatives for GFC teams
Skills required (essential)
Candidates must: - Have 4+ years of experience with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/AML regulations within the financial services industry, at a financial services regulator (Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, etc.), or at a consulting firm (PwC, Ernst & Young, etc.) - Have a 4 year college degree with outstanding academic credentials - Maintain awareness of current legislative and regulatory requirements - Have a proven ability to lead and multitask including oversight of several special projects and change initiatives related to GFC process enhancements - Have proven experience developing partnerships with and successfully coordinating across various Legal, Risk, Technology and Operations partners and stakeholders - Have excellent time management skills and ability to execute tasks within tight deadlines - Have highly effective communication skills, including excellent writing and presentation skills - Have excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with colleagues - Have the ability to facilitate meetings among stakeholders with diverse points of view - Ability to research and resolve issues independently, autonomously while working across teams to acquire information - Ability to attend after hours conferences calls and meetings - Be certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS or equivalent AML certification/license - or certification within 15 months of hire
Skills desired: - Advanced knowledge and experience using Microsoft Project, Excel and PowerPoint, strongly preferred
Internal Number: 4630720
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