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Controllers, Asset Management Division, Corporate Controller, Associate, The Hague

Employer
Goldman Sachs
Location
The Hague, Netherlands
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
OUR IMPACT

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.

YOUR IMPACT
The AMD Corporate Controllers Continental Europe department in The Hague is looking for a Corporate Controller to strengthen the team. In this role you will be responsible for the revenue controlling and Asset under Supervision (AUS) reporting activities of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. As Corporate Controller you will take ownership of the monthly revenue controlling activities for various entities of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the driver of the revenue activities for these entities, including their business strategies, products and associated reporting and disclosure requirements.
We're looking for a bright, driven professional who is keen to use and develop their financial analytical skills to provide high quality reporting and analysis of our entities' revenue and Asset Under Supervision (AUS) figures development in a challenging and dynamic environment.
You will be part of the Revenue & Asset Controlling team which consist of 4 sub-teams - Revenue Controlling, Asset Under Supervision Reporting, Global Distribution Oversight and Fee & Billing. You are part of an entrepreneurial and performance driven team that gives you the freedom to use your talent, express your ideas and execute them.
Responsibilities
As Corporate Controller within the Revenue & Asset Controlling team you will be responsible for the monthly revenue controlling and Asset under Supervision reporting activities for the different legal entities of Goldman Sachs Asset Management which includes but is not limited to:
  • Preparation and analytical review of monthly revenue and AUS figures of the various entities. Understand the revenue and AUS attribution to different client groups, geographical areas and strategies and understand the driver of the movements.
  • Preparation of monthly P&L movement for revenues and perform in depth analysis of the data flows while providing explanation to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Preparation of various internal management reporting and quarterly external regulatory reporting
  • Draw conclusions based on advanced data analyses, and reviews reports and advices on specific needs and specifications from various stakeholders.
  • Execute activities, including file processing and reconciliation of external data sources. Contribute to the month-end closing, gathering and processing datafiles and creating a consolidated view regarding AUS and Revenues.
  • Point of contact for Finance & Strategy team and other controller teams within the firm
  • Understand the Asset Management business and keep up-to-speed with business developments and while being able to communicate this effectively to team members
  • Proactively seeking to identify improvements to manual processes and management reporting information leading to higher value added work
  • Involvement in a broad range of department-wide projects and initiatives as well as cross-departmental initiatives.
Skills and experience
  • Masters' degree in (business) economics, accounting/controlling or finance and 3-5 years relevant experience in the field.
  • Controller knowledge gained from either a previous accounting or controlling role
  • Applies existing knowledge to signal and judge possibilities for improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Result driven and able to work both independently as within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills
PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS
  • Strong analytical skills: You demonstrate an aptitude for problem solving with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment in a highly regulated environment
  • Functional expertise: Enjoy keeping up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
  • Personal drive and motivation: Successfully handle multiple tasks, take initiative to improve your own performance, work intensely towards challenging goals
  • A client and business focus: Effectively handle difficult requests, build trusting, long-term relationships with clients, help the client to identify/define needs and manage client/business expectations
  • Team player: You are a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, collaborating well with others within and across teams, encouraging other team members to participate and contribute
  • Excellent communication skills: Communicate what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and share information/new ideas with others
  • Judgement and problem solving: You will always be thinking ahead, able to anticipate questions, plan for contingencies, find alternative solutions and identify clear objectives
  • Creativity/Innovation and a desire to add value: Look for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • The ability to influence outcomes: Present sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Able to take a position on issues and influence others' opinions and present clear recommendation

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

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

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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