Trading Fees Financial Controller

  • Competitive
  • Budapest, Budapest fovaros, Hungary
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 18 Oct 18

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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.

The Financial Control Group (FCG) is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial and regulatory reporting for the Firm. FCG prepares external financial reports for public filings and regulators. For internal reporting FCG, along with Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA), summarizes, plans and forecasts the organization's financial position, including income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future revenues, expenses and earnings. FCG is comprised of Business Unit Controllers, Infrastructure Controllers, Accounting, Regulatory and Reporting groups and Valuation Review.

We are currently looking for a
Trading Fees Financial Controller
for our Budapest office

The Budapest Trading Fees Controlling group is seeking to fill a Controller position that requires a highly motivated individual with strong analytical, technical and communication skills. Main responsibilities include trading fee reconciliation, active and regular communication with broker companies, invoice reconciliation and payment, delivering on ad hoc requests from Finance management and Business Units and possible future involvement in month end close tasks, variance and trend analysis, GL account reconciliation. The role also includes active contribution to automation and renovation projects, optimization of current processes, and harmonization/standardization of processes across regions.


  • Controlling of trading related expenses
  • Month-end close activities (accruals, allocations, variance analysis)
  • Reconciliation of internal and external trade details
  • Interact with internal controllers, operations and traders to resolve any trade related issues
  • Cooperate with Accounts Payable Team to ensure invoice payments are made in a timely manner
  • Provide detailed analyses on monthly, quarterly and yearly expense variances, define main drivers and support Business Unit monthly reporting
  • Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests to Business Units


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related fields
  • 0-2 years of experience in Finance and Accounting
  • Interest in banking and the financial markets
  • Understanding of financial products
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and financial concepts
  • Excellent spoken and written English, strong communication skills - written and verbal, ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to: prioritize competing responsibilities, work under pressure, meet challenging deadlines and capability to build and maintain effective business relationships
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, proficient in use of MS Office especially Excel
  • Pro-active attitude

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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.