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Controllers, Recovery and Resolution Planning PMO, Vice President, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Controllers ensure that the firm meets all the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated, and public financial institution. Our professionals measure the profitability of, and risks associated with, every aspect of the firm's business. Controllers also ensure that the firm's activities are conducted in compliance with the regulations governing transactions in the financial markets.

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 business is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.

The RRP core team is a small centralized team that is responsible for setting the strategy for, planning, and coordinating the firm's global and local RRP deliverables. The team also has responsibility for running the assurance framework across our RRP capabilities, and is the first point of call for regulatory enquiries relating to RRP globally.

We are seeking a Vice President Project Manager manage a variety of the RRP team's deliverables. The role will be based in the London office and span multiple aspects of RRP from a global, UK and European perspective. The role requires effective program delivery methods, functional and technical expertise, and stakeholder management experience to enhance and manage RRP capabilities. The successful candidate will be able to lead workstreams and contribute to the delivery of multi-year strategic initiatives for the firm.

  • Act as a PMO for the firm's RRP deliverables including managing multiple projects and meeting competing deadlines - deep project management skills are a must.
  • Author sections of the firm's recovery and resolution plans and other regulatory deliverables
  • Project managing the firm's Trading Book Wind Down program through implementation and delivery phrases
  • Act as a contact for the external regulators and firm's Senior Management with respect to RRP matters
  • Manage assurance work such as capability testing and simulation exercises
  • Participating in industry forums
  • Partnering with leadership / divisions to identify, define and document project objectives and requirements.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to participate in an important area of regulatory focus and be involved in developing the firm's thinking and approach to resolvability as its business model continues to evolve.

A public summary of the firm's resolution plan can be found on the firm's external website:

Complex program management:
  • Experience executing high priority and complex projects across a large organisation by using best-in-class project management skills
  • Experience of launching and running cross functional projects, engaging at all stages of the project life cycle
  • Ability to work with a federated team of 100+ individuals across multiple divisions within the firm to plan and execute RRP deliverables
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple interdependencies across several GS internal teams and connect various functions/teams and sharing information.
Drive, motivation, and resilience:
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, taking initiative to improve own performance while also collaborating with other team members
  • Creativity and innovation are key alongside an ability to critically examine current processes to propose improvements
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are key to ensure the candidate can structure ambiguous problems and take action to solve them without complete information.
Working knowledge of financial services & experience of regulatory interaction:
  • The candidate should have experience of external, regulatory engagement and will oversee external deadlines and deliverables.
  • The candidate will be required to lead workstreams to deliver multi-year strategic initiatives internally as well as occasionally be a point of contact for global and UK regulators.
  • Understandingand experienceof RRP regimes is desirable but not essential.
Additionally, the successful candidate should demonstrate:
  • Communication: Experience preparing reports, timelines and materials for working groups and committees. They should show an ability to translate complex issues into key messages for cross-divisional teams and leadership
  • Control mindset: The candidate should demonstrate the ability to maintain anddevelop a robust control, governance and assurance framework around the firm'sglobalRRP deliverables
  • Analytical skills: An eye for detail is important and the ability to prepare, reviewand challengefinancial projections and non-financial capabilities.
  • Writing skills: The ability to produce documentation to meet regulatory submission standards, and to critically review/ challenge materials prepared by other areas in a timely manner.

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

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more:

Please note that our firm has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees who work onsite at any of our U.S. locations to safeguard the health and well-being of all our employees and others who enter our U.S. offices. This role requires the employee to be able to work on-site. As a condition of employment, employees working on-site at any of our U.S. locations are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and to have either had COVID-19 or received a booster dose if eligible under Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) guidance, unless prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applicants who wish to request for a medical or religious accommodation, or any other accommodation required under applicable law, can do so later in the process. Please note that accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis.

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