Legal Entity Controller, Associate, London

Location(s) UK-London
Job ID
2020-65105
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Associate
Function(s)
General
Region
EMEA
Division
Controllers
Business Unit
Legal Entity Controllers
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

FINANCE

 

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 division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

THE CONTROLLERS DIVISION

 

Controllers are a diverse team of specialists charged with ensuring the firm meets the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. Whether Legal Entity Controllers are ensuring the integrity of our entities' financial information, facilitating management reporting and business models, or offering analytical support, our work will contribute directly to the firm's success.

 

As contact with virtually every part of the firm is essential to Controllers, professionals in the department have the opportunity to experience Goldman Sachs businesses, products and sophisticated information technology systems on a daily basis. If you are keen to develop an in-depth understanding of financial services, Controllers is a great place to further your career.

 

The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who enjoy working in a strong team focused culture, and are motivated by opportunities for challenging stretch assignments.  You will receive continuous training, both formal and informal, to ensure your ongoing professional development and have exposure to and support from senior members of our team from the outset.

 

THE ROLE

 

As a Legal Entity Controller you will take complete ownership of the financial reporting and monitoring across a wide range of legal entities.  You will develop an in-depth understanding of these entities, including their investments, business strategies, and associated technical and management accounting requirements

  • Preparation, analysis, review and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to senior management, directors, and other key stakeholders under US GAAP
  • Preparation and analysis of financial statements, including resolving complex technical accounting issues and disclosure requirements, and liaising with external auditors (predominately under UK GAAP)
  • Take full ownership and become the subject matter expert (or Financial Controller equivalent) for entire legal entities, or significant processes for large entities, across many of the firm's different business lines  
  • Understand the impact of regulatory developments and proactively work to identify solutions
  • Facilitating the quarterly consolidated reporting of the Goldman Sachs Group with regular interaction with Financial Reporting in New York
  • Coordination with multiple teams across the firm - and across the globe - including Corporate Treasury, Legal, Compliance, Tax and Transfer Pricing, in a collaborative and problem-solving capacity
  • Proactively seeking opportunities to improve our workflows, technology, and integrity of reporting information
  • Understand the impact of regulatory developments and proactively work to identify solutions
  • Involvement in a broad range of cross-divisional projects and initiatives

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Recently qualified accountant – ACA or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate technical accounting knowledge in your current area of expertise
  • Experience in preparation of audited financial statements under US, UK GAAP or IFRS
  • A track record of improving processes and adding value to clients/stakeholders

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

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



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