Compliance, Government Sanctions Group, VP, Singapore

Location(s) SG-Singapore
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Asia Except Japan
Business Unit
FCC Investigations
Employment Type




The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and other major financial centres around the world.




Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, intelligence, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.


Goldman Sachs is seeking a Vice President in the firm’s Government Sanctions Group. As part of the firm’s Global Compliance Division, the Government Sanctions Group ensures the firm’s compliance with the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OSFI) at the UK’s Her Majesty’s Treasury, and other relevant sanctions authorities globally. Reporting to the Head of the Group, the employee will serve as a subject matter expert on government sanctions and provide sanctions compliance advice to the firm’s business, Compliance, and Operations divisions, as necessary.


The ideal candidate would have expertise in government sanctions and experience in a compliance role within an international financial institution.  They would also have proven leadership and management skills, a strong attention to detail, written and oral communication skills, investigative skills, and the ability to collaborate within a team.  The employee will assist in the identification of sanctions risk across the firm’s lines of business and work with regional Compliance, Operations, and Technology teams to develop, deploy, and monitor risk mitigation processes.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Advise on sanctions-related matters across all GS business lines in Asia
  • Oversee various sanctions escalation processes and respond to discrete sanctions escalations
  • Lead or assist sanctions investigations to identify and appropriately mitigate instances of possible sanctions risk in firm activities
  • Assist in planning and execution of the firm’s strategic sanctions risk mitigation projects
  • Advise in the development and enhancement of sanctions-related policies and procedures documents across the firm’s lines of business
  • Work with Operations and Technology personnel to ensure the quality of the firm’s sanctions screening program
  • Contribute to sanctions risk assessments
  • Enhance and deliver sanctions training to Goldman Sachs employees


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Masters or law degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of sanctions-related experience in the financial services industry or relevant government agency/regulator
  • An in-depth understanding of OFAC and/or HMT sanctions programs
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects at once and deliver consistently high quality results
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to ensure projects are followed through to completion
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills
  • Team oriented


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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