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Controllers Division, Legal Entity ESG Controller, Associate, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 17, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Controllers - Our Impact
The mission of Controllers is to ensure that the firm meets the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. As part of the firm's second line of defense, Controllers provides the critical analysis required while ensuring the internal and external financial and non-financial information of the firm is accurate. Additionally, Controllers serves an important role in safeguarding the assets of the firm through the independent scrutiny of financial and non-financial information. Controllers engages regularly with the firm's regulators and auditors and through its strong culture of control and challenge helps to protect the firm from reputational and other risks.
As contact with virtually every part of the firm is essential to Controllers role, professionals in the department have the opportunity to learn about Goldman Sachs businesses, products and sophisticated information technology systems on a daily basis. If you are keen to develop an in-depth understanding of financial services, Controllers is a great place to further your career.
The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who enjoy working in a strong team focused culture, and are motivated by opportunities for challenging stretch assignments. You will receive continuous training, both formal and informal, to ensure your ongoing professional development and have exposure to - and support from - senior members of our team from the outset.
Legal Entity ESG Controller - Your Impact
With the focus of regulators and governments on sustainable finance and the role of financial institutions in the flow of capital to sustainable activity and investment, there is rapid growth in ESG reporting and disclosure requirements, in which you will play a key role by providing robust non-financial reporting in this evolving landscape to instil stakeholder trust and confidence in sustainability. As a Legal Entity Controller for ESG reporting, you will take complete ownership of the non-financial reporting and monitoring for a range of our legal entities. You will develop an in-depth understanding of these entities, including their business strategies, products and associated technical sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements.
We're looking for a bright, driven professional to join our Controllers team in London, who is keen to use and develop their skills to provide high quality reporting and analysis of our entities' assets and sustainability in a challenging and varied environment.
Roles and responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop processes and implementation roadmap for ESG reporting
  • Produce ad-hoc, periodic and annual ESG metrics and regulatory disclosures impacting EMEA subsidiaries consolidated into the Goldman Sachs Group (GSG)
  • Engage with external consultants and reporting solutions and controlling the reporting processes
  • Actively monitor application and adherence with local ESG regulatory reporting obligations
  • Keeping abreast of relevant regulatory requirements/standards and industry developments (EU Taxonomy, CSRD, UK TCFD, SDR, UK Green Taxonomy, best practices from the industry and vendor solutions) and become familiar with ESG/sustainability reporting through implementation
  • Analyse the results of ESG metrics and report their findings to working groups, oversight forums, and senior management
Skills and experience we're looking for:
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in the financial services industry, with an interest in Sustainable Finance and ESG, and strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail and proven track record of execution and delivery, both as an individual and as part of a team;
  • Experience in either establishing or enhancing reporting processes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-divisional teams;
  • Inquisitive mindset: seeking a deep understanding of complex requirements and implementations, being able to assess risks and ability to apply judgement and make pragmatic recommendations;
  • Preferable but not essential: technology capability or interest, including ability to quickly learn and leverage a range of systems and self-service tools, ability to design and implement certain solutions on a proof-of-concept basis, and strength in data governance/management

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