Controllers-NEW YORK-Associate-Financial Accounting

Goldman Sachs
New York, USA
Apr 17, 2023
May 04, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Controllers, Associate, SEC Financial Reporting, New York

We're a team of specialists charged with managing the firm's liquidity, capital and risk, and providing the overall financial control and reporting functions. Whether assessing the creditworthiness of the firm's counterparties, monitoring market risks associated with trading activities, or offering analytical and regulatory compliance support, our work contributes directly to the firm's success. The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.


SEC Financial Reporting is a group within Financial Reporting responsible for preparing the firm's quarterly and annual SEC filings (i.e., 10-Q, 10-K). The team interfaces with global product controllers, Legal Entity Controllers (LECs), Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and various other teams across the firm. In addition, the team participates in and frequently sponsors ad-hoc projects with various departments across GS in order to address new accounting pronouncements and other regulations, and to improve the overall efficiency of the reporting process. The team also frequently interacts with the EO and Investor Relations and support them with their new initiatives on investor disclosures.
Principal Responsibilities:

The individual will assist in the preparation of the firm's quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements that are filed with the SEC. This will include significant interaction with various finance teams across the firm, including global product controllers, LECs, Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and various other teams across the firm. The individual will be involved in a leadership capacity in cross-functional projects, such as implementing new accounting standards, developing procedures to comply with new pronouncements, updating policies and procedures, system integrations, and proposing improvements and efficiencies to existing reporting processes.

The Associate's areas of responsibility will include:
  • Preparation and review of the firm's quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes and iXBRL filings
  • Obtaining a thorough understanding of accounting standards relevant to the disclosures in the 10-Q/K and ensure compliance with the requirements
  • Preparation and review of financial statement and disclosure review packages
  • Coordination of quarterly disclosure meeting with stakeholders
  • Acting as a liaison between LECs, Product Controllers, Management Reporting & Analysis, Accounting Policy and other internal departments in order to ensure that reporting requirements are satisfied
  • Responsible for providing guidance to LECs and Product Controllers and other finance team on quarter-end deliverables
  • Identifying development areas and proposing solutions aimed at improving the process by which information is collected, analyzed and controlled
  • Managing and leading junior and team members
  • Degree in Accounting (CPA preferred)
  • 4-7+ years relevant work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment under challenging deadlines
  • Strong Excel and Word skills

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Salary Range
The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $85000-$140000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.

Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here .
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