AMD, Controllers, Japan IMD Fund Controllers, Associate

Goldman Sachs
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 17, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Japan IMD Fund Controllers team within Controllers supports the investment management business in the region where GSAM funds are domiciled i.e. Japan and Australia. This role initially focuses on Japan fund business and will expand to Real Estate investment support and/or fund business in Australia. It requires extensive liaison with internal teams such as Operations, Fund Service, Shareholders Service, Portfolio Managers and Sales, and external accounting agent, trustee banks and fund accounting system vendor in Japan. Fund Controllers are expected to develop a good understanding of the funds, securities valuation, financial instruments, the strategies used by the portfolio managers, and the application of respective laws, regulations and industry rules. The function has become increasingly technical in content and offers a challenging and interesting role for dynamic, bright and ambitious individuals with a drive to succeed.

  • Source securities/derivatives pricing and perform validation
  • Calculate estimate fund NAVs and review official NAVs calculated by external accounting agent
  • Issue fund NAVs to distributors, clients and media
  • Calculate and review dividend paid out from funds
  • Perform oversight on external vendors including accounting agent, trustee banks, fund accounting system vendor, printing companies
  • Participate in projects to launch, restructure and terminate funds
  • Work closely with other Federation teams including IMD Product Controllers, Operations, Fund Service, Shareholders Service, Technology and Tax for seamless fund operation
  • Discuss funds' performance with Portfolio Managers to see if there are anomalies
  • Prepare and review fund financial statements
  • Prepare and review associated reports for investors and regulators
  • Support Real Estate Investment business managed by GSAM
Basic Qualifications
  • Fluency in Japanese (both oral and in writing)
  • Fluency in English (business level or above)
  • Knowledge and strong interest in financial market/industry
  • Experience in asset management industry or accounting is a plus
  • Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other applications
  • Team player
  • Self-confidence to interact with internal clients
  • Willingness to broaden knowledge / take greater responsibilities
  • Flexibility to deal with changes
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively and escalate issues timely
  • Capacity to consume information efficiently
  • Ability to display good corporate citizenship
Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA, CFA, CMA qualifications not required but are plus


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