Internal Audit - CCAR Vice President

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 17 Oct 17 2017-10-17

Internal Audit - CCAR Vice President

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
Internal Audit is responsible for validating whether the firm operates in a controlled environment with appropriate risk-management processes. Auditors evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the firm's internal controls using a risk-based methodology developed from professional auditing standards. Internal Audit assists in monitoring the firm's compliance with internal guidelines set for risk management and risk monitoring, as well as external rules and regulations governing the industry. The department reports directly to the Board Audit Committee and helps verify whether the firm meets all of its fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders, while adhering to corporate-governance standards and legal and regulatory requirements. Internal Audit is comprised of Business, Risk, Compliance, Finance and Technology audit groups. Business, Risk, Compliance and Finance auditors focus on understanding the risks that the businesses face and the controls to mitigate those risks. Technology auditors focus on the application controls supporting the business processes, including systems development, application security and entitlements, production management, and technology governance. All groups are responsible for understanding, analyzing and testing the controls to protect the franchise.

Background on the Team
The CCAR team, reporting to a senior member of the Risk audit group, is a virtual team, comprising around 8 staff that reside within the Risk and Finance audit teams. The team's responsibility is to plan and co-ordinate year-round audit work on CCAR, working effectively with other Internal Audit staff in Business, Risk, Finance and Technology teams.
Background on the Position
Morgan Stanley is seeking an experienced audit professional for the CCAR Audit team, within the Risk Management Audit function, who will lead the CCAR team in its work on CCAR/ Capital Planning audits with end-to-end coverage from risk identification to scenario design, stress testing, and PPNR, and co-ordinate with the Finance audit team on capital management and FR Y-14 series regulatory reporting audit work. This role has a direct reporting line to the Managing Director in the Risk audit team that leads all capital planning activities.

Primary Responsibilities
The individual in this role will be responsible for:
-Leading the risk assessment of capital planning and assessing its impact on the audit plan
-Assessing the impact of work planned and completed within the department on capital planning
-Managing multiple Capital Planning and CCAR audit reviews from planning through reporting, within established budgets and delivery dates, and ensuring workpapers meet internal standards. This involves managing the work of both the CCAR team as well as coordinating the capital planning work executed by other audit teams
-Evaluating the adequacy of design and effectiveness of key controls and potential business concerns by analyzing available documentation and asking insightful questions to identify root causes and drawing the appropriate conclusions.
-Coordinating CCAR work that impacts the Banks' DFAST submissions -Developing audit findings and document business concerns, risks, root causes, and recommendations in writing for inclusion in the Audit Report.
-Preparing quarterly reports for senior management and the Board Audit Committee on capital planning
-Participating in follow-up meetings concerning open audit issues and regulatory findings.
-Build credible relationships and interact with regulators and Senior Management within the Firm.
-Supervising and mentoring the CCAR team members
-Providing Subject Matter Expert support and education within the department on Capital Planning and CCAR.

Qualifications:

Skills required
-A four year college degree in a business discipline (e.g., finance, economics, accounting).
-Ten or more years of experience in financial services with good experience, and a strong understanding, of processes and technologies supporting all phases of Capital Planning and CCAR, and an appreciation of model development and model validation practices.
-A strong understanding of the regulatory environment, and regulatory capital rules, with respect to the Federal Reserve Bank, the SEC, and OCC.
-Proficient understanding of internal audit processes including identifying and evaluating key risks, setting the audit scope, developing audit testing, and managing staff assignments.
-A team player who supports the broader audit function by leveraging their knowledge to the best use of the Firm.
-Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
-Prior experience communicating with Regulators and senior management
-Masters in Finance or Risk (desirable)
-CPA, CIA, and /or FRM qualifications (desirable)