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Controllers, Controllers Governance, VP/Associate, Frankfurt

Goldman Sachs
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Closing date
Aug 3, 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 Controllers team in Frankfurt is responsible for ensuring that the financial and regulatory requirements of our German entities are met, in accordance with statutory and firm requirements. Controllers are also responsible for the identification, measurement and mitigation of firmwide financial reporting risks in support of regulatory mandates and corporate governance. We also manage operational, technology, and other risks in the Controllers division.
Are you passionate about financial and regulatory questions? Are you fascinated about working in a fast-paced environment covering a broad range of different responsibilities? Do you have strong analytical and communication skills and do you like work detail-oriented? We are looking for a professional to join our Controllers team in Frankfurt.
As a Controllers Governance VP / Associate you will be involved in and/or have responsibility for:
  • Providing assurance on the integrity of the financial reporting process to GSBE's Senior Management
  • Increasing corporate responsibility and accountability regarding the production of accurate financial statements / reports
  • Improving the quality and transparency of financial and regulatory reporting upon which external stakeholders rely
  • Supporting management's certification regarding the accuracy and completeness of financial reports
  • collaboration with internal stakeholders within the firm to identify risks and to find appropriate mitigants for these
  • implementing in collaboration with the Data Governance Office an appropriate framework within GSBE Controllers to address the requirements for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting
  • implementing solutions to uplift the quality, timeliness and accuracy of our data
  • Academic degree in business administration or finance
  • Preference of a minimum 3 years of professional experience in a regulatory environment, preferably in the financial industry in Germany or a SSM country
  • Business fluency in English, German language skills would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of European/German regulatory rules
  • Attention to detail and time management are essential skills for this role. In addition, the candidate should have the flexibility required to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines
  • A control oriented mindset
  • Strong computing skills - comfortable with large data sets
  • Strong communication - ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a broad range of people across the Firm at various levels of seniority
  • Self-motivated and proactive - Ability to run with issues, get involved hands-on, and provide constant high-quality feedback
  • Ability to maintain mutual support within a high energy, high profile team


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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