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.
YOUR IMPACT Would you like to utilize and build your accounting and finance knowledge as a controller for the principal investment and lending businesses of Goldman Sachs? We are looking for a team player with strong accounting and product knowledge and a passion in finance to support the Special Situations Group and Merchant Banking Division which primarily focus on the long term investment objectives of the firm.
HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL In contact with every part of the firm, professionals in the Controllers Division experience Goldman Sachs businesses, products and sophisticated technology systems in depth. If you want to develop an in-depth understanding of financial services, Controllers is a great place to begin and develop your career. You will receive continuous training, both formal and informal, and the support of senior members of our team.
Product Control is one of the largest departments within Controllers and supports the Securities and Merchant Banking Divisions across all asset classes. Its main responsibilities are to produce and analyze the daily trading activities, to report the trading divisions' profits and losses and to verify the values of positions held by the trading desks, both cash and derivative. This role requires extensive liaison with the trading desks, the Risk Management Group and the Operations Teams, as well as with colleagues in Controllers. Product Controllers are expected to develop a good understanding of the products they monitor and of the strategies used by the trading desk to generate revenue for Goldman Sachs. The function has become increasingly technical in content and offers a challenging and interesting role, which would suit dynamic, bright and ambitious individuals with a drive to succeed.
Intelligently monitor trading activities to ensure the business is supported in a controlled manner
To be fully informed of all developments and issues in their trading areas
Work effectively with the Business and other Federation teams, including Operations, Risk, Tax, Technology and Treasury
Assess risk inherent in trading positions, whether market, compliance or reputational risk etc
Prepare daily P&L and other financial analysis for the firm
Perform independent price verification on trading inventories
Month-end procedures preparing financial statements for posting to the firm's general ledger
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
Knowledge of financial products and market awareness
Strong communication skill
Strong character and control mindset, able to work under pressure
Self-confidence to interact with various internal clients
Excellent PC skills (particularly Excel) and highly numerate
Willing to take on extra responsibilities
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS 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.