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Controllers - AWM Private Product Controllers, Associate- New York

Employer
Goldman Sachs
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 3, 2024

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Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Controllers, Associate, 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 Goldman Sachs and its private funds from its asset management activities. We are seeking an Associate to join the New York team. The Associate will partake in the following:
  • Responsible for day-to-day reporting and month-end / quarter-end closing processes for the team, such as:
    • Prepare of books and records (PARA) of investment related transactions (P&L, purchases and sales and valuation adjustments) and of supporting documentations including reconciliations to the firm's ledger.
    • Handle P&L and balance sheet reporting, including coordination with financial reporting and divisional reporting teams to analyze key drivers/trends in business performance.
    • Perform the submission of information used in the firm's external footnote disclosures and regulatory filings related to AWM's alternative investment business.
  • Handle ad-hoc requests from various divisions and departments across the firm.
  • Participate in teamwide and firmwide 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 Real Estate investing activities.
  • As part of the deal related reviews, will participate in and coordinate with legal, tax, ACMS and other counterparties to review specific structures and assess the impact at the Goldman group level disclosures.
  • Perform the illiquid valuation review and perform independent price verification across various alternative asset classes, including presenting to senior stakeholders in Controllers and AWM.
  • Prepare of books and records (PARA) of investment related transactions (P&L, purchases and sales and valuation adjustments) and of supporting documentations including reconciliations to the firm's ledger.
  • Handle P&L and balance sheet reporting, including coordination with financial reporting and divisional reporting teams to analyze key drivers/trends in business performance.
  • Perform the submission of information used in the firm's external footnote disclosures and regulatory filings related to AWM's alternative investment business.
Basic Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelors Degree (Accounting, Economics or Finance degree preferred)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA or CFA preferred, but not required
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with illiquid valuation analysis
  • 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)
Goldman Sachs, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

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 GS.com/careers .

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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.

Benefits
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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