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Junior Trust Accountant, Morgan Stanley at Work

Morgan Stanley
Sydney, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Full Time
About Morgan Stanley at Work

If we know anything about investing, it's that there's no better investment a company can make than in its employees. People don't just drive a company; they are the company. So, when people work at their best, companies do too. That's why we created Morgan Stanley at Work, a division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that provides workplace financial solutions that build confidence, foster loyalty, and help our clients attract and retain top talent.

At Morgan Stanley at Work, we walk the talk. We created a place for our employees to learn, to achieve and to grow - essentially a place for people to build a career where they can do their very best work and thrive, both personally and professionally. Because we know when employees thrive, companies do too.

Shareworks is one of the key offerings within our Equity Solutions pillar. This solution combines cutting-edge technology with outstanding client service and global equity plan management. As its name implies, Shareworks provides clear and actionable ways to make equity plans more personal, so employees at all levels of a company can fully experience the many benefits of shared ownership. It simplifies the complexities of equity plan management, while helping employees realise the full potential of their benefits.

Role Description

The Junior Trust Accountant is primarily responsible for the preparation of the Trust accounts for all Solium Trustee clients. Given the nature of the role it will also be required for the junior Trust Accountant to collaborate with other internal stakeholders. This role has responsibilities which cover the financial functions, bookkeeping and preparation of financial statements for Trustee Services.


Trustee Services:
  • Collation and preparation of reports for the trust account processing using Shareworks
  • End of month trust accounting and bookkeeping for clients using Xero
  • Reconciliation of Share Plan Trust activities across Solium's Trustee Services
  • Preparation of Share Plan Trust registration with the ABR/ATO for new Solium's Trustee clients
  • Preparation of Special Purpose Financial Statements for Solium Trustee clients when required
  • Preparation of annual client reporting packs
  • Preparation of Tax Returns supporting documentation for Solium Trustee clients when required
  • Co-ordinating any tax compliance payments with internal Settlements team
  • Monitoring the Share Plan Trust and looking out for favourable outcome/interest for the client - i.e. cost/tax effective
  • Prepare for audits and ensuring compliance requirements are met
  • Prepare cash flow reports
  • Setting up new client files and tracking the various components of the trust onboarding processes
  • Managing multiple financial and tax reporting deadlines
  • 1-3 year's accounting experience - trust accounting would be advantageous
  • An understanding of Employee Share Trusts along with associated Tax and Financial Reporting principles would be ideal but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with preparing Special Purpose Financial Statements and Tax Returns
  • Understanding and ability to comply with all relevant Acts & Legislations
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to work autonomously and as a part of a team
  • Good with numbers, time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Experience with Xero
Equal Opportunity Statement

Morgan Stanley's goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, our recruiting efforts reflect our desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools. We want to be the first choice for prospective employees.

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce.

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