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Controllers, AMD Fund Controller, Associate, The Hague

Employer
Goldman Sachs
Location
The Hague, Netherlands
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 11, 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.

As contact with virtually every part of the firm is essential to Controllers, professionals in the department experience Goldman Sachs businesses, products and sophisticated technology systems in depth.
The AMD Fund Controllers team is responsible for the oversight of the accounting for the AMD public offshore funds, managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management ("GSAM"). More recently, the team has also taken on responsibility for some of the newly launching AMD Private funds which are targeting the EMEA market. The fund accounting function of these GSAM funds is outsourced to various Fund Administrators, predominantly in Europe but also leveraging the Administrators' own outsourced models, utilising various GAAPs. The team responsibilities include Net Asset Value (NAV) review and approval of daily pricing funds, expense budgeting, financial statement reporting, audit management, regulatory reporting, as well as key involvement in the launch and closure of funds and the new product approval process. The team interacts closely with all internal teams connected with the AMD business, as well as with the external vendors, principally the Administrators and Auditors.
YOUR ROLE
Your role as a Fund Controller will allow you to develop an in depth understanding of offshore fund structures, accounting and process. You will have opportunities to contribute to various fund driven projects as well as participate in various industry initiatives and technical accounting reviews. We're looking for a bright, driven individual to join our Controllers team, who is keen to use and develop their technical accounting skills to provide high quality reporting and analysis in a challenging and varied environment.
HOW YOU WILL FULFIL YOUR POTENTIAL
  • Oversight and review of Fund Administrators, including review of NAVs, service levels and other projects
  • Management of fund / share class launches and closures, as well as other initiatives
  • Budget and expense oversight and reconciliation
  • Dividend Distribution Calculation
  • Preparing analytical reports for Management, Fund Boards and other stakeholders
  • Coordination with Fund Administrators various initiatives
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve our workflows, application of technology, and the integrity of reporting information
  • Development/enhancement of systems and applications
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Degree in Finance (such as business economics or accountancy) with asset management industry experience essential
  • Able to demonstrate technical accounting knowledge in your current area of expertise
  • Experience in preparation of audited financial statements is an advantage
  • A track record of improving processes and adding value to clients/stakeholders
  • Proven history of working to and achieving strict deadlines
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
  • Technical Skills: You demonstrate strong technical skills, pay attention to detail, take initiative to broaden your knowledge and resolve accounting and other issues
  • 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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