2022, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Accounting and Analysis, Analyst, Norwalk, CT

Goldman Sachs

MORE ABOUT THIS SKILLSET

Measuring, reporting and forecasting the profitability of complex products and services. Ensuring the accuracy and comprehensiveness of financial information for reporting and regulatory purposes.

Teams partner with business leaders to provide advice on the financial and regulatory considerations when executing business with our clients. 

If you apply to this skillset, you will be considered for multiple roles across the firm that require this skillset. Please note division and function examples below are representative of opportunities common for this skill-set. The list is not exhaustive, and availability of open roles is determined based on business.

DIVISIONS AND JOB FUNCTIONS

Asset Management Division is a global, broad and deep platform with diversified capabilities across public and private asset classes. We are a top 10 global asset manager with a leadership position across asset classes and key market segments. The integration of our traditional and alternative asset management businesses will enhance our ability to deliver a holistic suite of client-centric investment solutions, benefitted by our global scale, deep industry expertise, market insights and long-standing experience.

  • Fund & Information Management Team supports the investing teams in a variety of functions, including structuring and closing investments, and the ongoing management and reporting of Asset Management alternative investment funds and related financing facilities. This team is also responsible for analyzing, budgeting, and projecting the division’s results.

Controllers play a key role in measuring and accurately reporting the profitability of the firm’s complex products, services and businesses globally. Professionals work with each of the firm’s businesses, gaining the expertise required to provide the critical analysis to ensure the internal and external financial information of the firm is accurate and that the firm meets the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. Teams are responsible for profit and loss (P&L) reporting and analysis, independent valuation, capital analysis and financial reporting. Professionals in this function have an analytical mindset, exhibit intellectual curiosity and are from diverse academic backgrounds.

Global Markets Division enables our clients to buy and sell financial products, raise funding and manage risk. We make markets and facilitate client transactions in fixed income, equity, currency and commodity products. In addition, we make markets in and clear client transactions on major stock, options and futures exchanges worldwide. Through our global sales force, we maintain relationships with our clients, receiving orders and distributing investment research, trading ideas, market information and analysis.

  • Equities teams transact in stocks and other equity-related products, including convertible securities, options, and futures. Their work includes financing, securities lending, and other services for institutional investors.
  • Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities teams transact in a variety of assets, including interest rate products (such as government bonds, treasury bills, and other highly liquid instruments), credit products, mortgages, currencies, and commodities.

Human Capital Management While Human Capital Management (HCM) performs many of the functions traditionally associated with human resources, we do so with a strategic view of what it means to attract, develop and manage a global workforce. We recognize the high level of dedication our people give to Goldman Sachs and our clients. In turn, we are equally dedicated to making their experience at the firm a rewarding one through learning opportunities, a strong framework for career development, a health and wellness support system and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Example teams include:

  • Talent Advisors advise leaders and empower managers to unleash the potential of our talent and ensure best-in-class people solutions by consulting the business on talent decisions, managing day-to-day people activities, and advising on people-related activities in order to enable the firm’s growth initiatives.
  • Talent Assessment designs, implements and advises on strategic frameworks to consistently identify and assess talent and inform people decisions from pre-hire through exit.
  • Recruiting is responsible for attracting, evaluating and hiring the broadest and most diverse pool of campus and experienced talent to ensure we drive our business into the future.
  • Learning & Engagement enables our people and teams to be at their best through a curriculum designed to strengthen our culture, accelerate transitions and drive commercial growth. Our learning experiences, tools and resources foster the growth of our people and create positive change in the firm.
  • Diversity & Inclusion drives the firm’s talent and diversity strategies by being a leading voice and advisor to the firm to achieve greater diverse representation through data, accountability, culture and brand taking a person-by-person approach to developing our leadership pipeline.
  • Reward designs best-in-class compensation and wealth creation programs that differentiate Goldman Sachs and enable us to attract and retain the best talent.

Investment Banking Division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas

  • Industry Group Coverage Banking works in developed and emerging markets worldwide to deliver banking services for a wide range of industries. Our team approach to client service enables our bankers to play an important role in building relationships and executing transactions. Classic investment bankers have expertise advising clients across industries, regions and products. Teams are organized by industry group, including Consumer Retail Group, Financial Institutions Group, Financial and Strategic Investors Group, Healthcare, Industrials, Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Technology, Media and Telecom, as well as by region, country and company size as part of the Cross Markets Group.
  • Financing Group Coverage Banking sits within a dynamic, market-driven environment, our teams work closely with corporate clients, pension funds, financial sponsors and governments to structure and execute some of the largest and most complex financing and risk management solutions across the full product spectrum, including equity, debt and derivatives. To achieve this goal, the Financing Group comprises all Goldman Sachs’ capital markets departments, and operates on close cooperation with other areas of Investment Banking and other divisions within the firm, including Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities and Equities. Teams are organized by product group including Leveraged Finance, Equity Capital Markets, Investment Grade, Structured Finance, Corporate Derivatives, Public Sector & Infrastructure and Emerging Markets.

Internal Audit assesses the firm’s internal control structure, advises management on developing control solutions, and monitors the implementation of these measures. Working in this department means you’ll be providing reasonable assurance that financial reporting is reliable, there is compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the firm’s operations are effectively controlled.

Operations is at the core of Goldman Sachs. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that enables business to flow. The Operations division partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. Alongside this vital service delivery role, Operations provides essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm’s assets and its reputation. Operations span all product lines and markets.

  • Asset Management Division Operations is responsible for front-to-back operational support to the Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Merchant Bank businesses in service, delivery, and processing functions across the trade, client, and product lifecycle.
  • Consumer & Wealth Management Operations conducts service, delivery and processing functions for the Ultra High Net Worth, High Net Worth and Mass Affluent businesses. And we provide front-to-back operational support across the trade and client lifecycle.
  • Global Markets Division Operations provides client onboarding support, post-trade transaction services and post-trade portfolio services for the Securities Division. Our Client Coverage Group manages key client relationships to enhance the client experience front to back. We support the FICC and Equities businesses to develop and deliver new products, services and markets.
  • Investment Banking Operations provides structuring, execution and syndication support for all products traded by the Investment Bank Division. For the Bank Loan product, we also provide asset servicing support.
  • Operations Risk Management manages the development and implementation of the division’s risk framework, including monitoring of key controls, provision of management reporting, creation of risk metrics and development of training and awareness programs. Our Embedded Risk Managers work closely with line teams to improve risk and control transparency and effectiveness.
  • Regulatory and Control Operations oversees the integrity of the firm’s books and records, and ensure we continue to remain compliant with global client money, regulatory and tax reporting obligations.
  • Treasury Services provides payment processing, liquidity, cash management and bank relationship management services for our institutional, retail, and corporate clients as well as firmwide flows.
  • Operations Management and Digital Transformation sets and executes strategic priorities, manages financial targets and organizational design, creates internal communication strategies and drives people priorities for Operations. We undertake external industry engagement with peers, infrastructures and clients to develop market solutions to operational challenges, as well as training employees and providing tooling for the automation of business processes.

Tax ensures the firm’s compliance with the tax laws and associated reporting obligations of the countries and local jurisdictions in which the firm conducts business. As part of the firm’s second line of defense, Global Tax analyzes and supports the activities, operations, reporting obligations, and transactions of the firm’s business lines to ensure that tax consequences and reputational risks are evaluated appropriately.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (2018 – June 2022) 
  • 0-3 years of prior work experience in a relevant field. 
  • Proficient to advanced skills with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Team player with positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a variety of industries and businesses
  • Ability to self-direct, analyze and evaluate and form independent judgments
  • Ability to effectively interact and build relationships with senior management and global stakeholders 
  • Commercially savvy with ability to exercise discretion with respect to highly confidential/sensitive information
  • Integrity, ethical standards and sound judgment

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world. 

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers. 

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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