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Controllers - AWM Private Product Controllers, Vice President - New York

Goldman Sachs
New York, USA
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Controllers, Vice President, AWM Private Product Controllers, New York

Controllers ensure that the firm meets all the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. In the Controllers Department, 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.

This group performs the accounting and financial control functions related to the balance sheet and revenue impact to the bank and its private funds from its asset management activities. The new VP will partake in the following:
  • Fully engage and oversee the day-to-day reporting and month-end / quarter-end closing processes such as:
    • Recording and maintaining books and records of investment-related transactions (P&L, purchases and sales, and valuation adjustments) and preparation of supporting documentations including reconciliations to the firm's ledger.
    • P&L and balance sheet reporting, including coordination with financial reporting and divisional reporting teams to analyze key drivers/trends in business performance.
    • Reporting required information used in the firm's external footnote disclosures and regulatory filings related to the AWM business.
  • Oversee ad-hoc requests from various divisions and departments across the firm.
  • Manage and actively participate in team-wide and firm-wide strategic projects to drive collaboration across stakeholders; push forward automation of processes.
  • Engage with the business deal teams, including AWM Finance, and lead the coordination efforts with accounting policy and regulatory policy on investment deal-related reviews specific to the Credit investing activities.
  • Oversee illiquid valuation review for credit investments and perform independent price verification across various alternative asset classes including leading presentations to senior stakeholders in Controllers and AWM.
  • Manage the development of junior team members through coaching and mentoring.
  • Partner with local controller's leadership to execute on the people recruiting strategy.
Basic Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years' relevant work experience
  • Bachelors Degree (Accounting, Economics or Finance degree preferred)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA, CFA or MBA preferred, but not required
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with illiquid valuation analysis
  • Familiarity with technical accounting analysis specifically around reviewing investment structures
  • Public and/or Private accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate ideas and interact with various teams across the firm
  • Highly motivated and adaptable; the ability to work on a global team of diverse individuals
  • Proactive; the ability to respond creatively and quickly in a fast-paced, high-pressure, changing environment
  • Accurate and detail-oriented with sound judgment and integrity
  • Keen interest in financial markets
  • Knowledge of desktop applications (Excel, IgnitePad, PowerPoint)
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:

Salary Range
The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $115000-$250000. 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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