Internal Audit - Regional Audit (Compliance) - Associate - Frankfurt

Location(s) DE-Frankfurt
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Internal Audit
Business Unit
IA Regional Audit
Employment Type


We are open to considering requests for flexible working




The primary role of Internal Audit is to help protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organization. We ensure that Goldman Sachs maintains effective controls by assessing the reliability of financial reports, monitoring the firm’s compliance with laws and regulations, and advising management on developing smart control solutions. Our group has unique insight on the financial industry and its products and operations.  IA assists the firm's Board of Directors Audit Committee in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and regularly interacts with the external independent auditors. 


The Regional Audit team in Frankfurt is responsible for the audit coverage of Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE activities.


General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of business areas, its products, and supporting functions
  • Assist in every step of an audit, including documentation, across scoping, planning, fieldwork and reporting
  • Performing walkthroughs with stakeholders to perform control design assessments and presenting results of work performed to management
  • Execute audit testing to ensure audit fieldwork is focused on the right areas and documentation meets high quality standards
  • Identify risks, assess mitigating controls, and make recommendations on improving the control environment
  • Prepare commercially effective audit conclusions and findings, and present to Internal Audit senior management and business stakeholders
  • Follow-up on open audit issues and their resolution
  • Participate in department-wide initiatives aimed at continually improving Internal Audit's processes and supporting infrastructure


Specific Audit Skills and Experience:

  • Internal audit, compliance or quality assurance testing experience
  • Knowledge and expertise in auditing Anti-Money Laundering (AML), financial crime risks and related regulations e.g. MaRisk, MaComp, 5MLD
  • Understanding of compliance program components, risk and control processes


General Skills and Experience:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision on individual tasks or on team projects
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Highly motivated with strong analytical skills, willing and able to learn new business and system processes quickly
  • Accurate, accountable and able to multitask while managing both time and work load
  • Approximately 4 years of experience in a public accounting, consulting, internal audit and/or regulatory agency examiner role within the financial services industry or a related control function (i.e., Compliance Officer or Legal coverage)
  • 4-year degree in a finance, accounting, or quantitative discipline, and ideally a graduate degree in a related subject
  • Relevant certification or industry accreditation (e.g., CAMS, CIA) is a plus


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