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, Bangalore, Melbourne, Hong Kong Tokyo and other major financial centers around the world.
The Controllers group is responsible for safeguarding the firm's assets: to help maintain the integrity of Goldman Sachs' finances and expenditures. Through careful consideration and analysis of firm finances, objectives and strategies, we ensure that the firm's businesses continue to be profitable and efficiently run. Controllers also ensure that all business practices are in compliance with financial and regulatory requirements worldwide. Since 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 candidate will support legal entity controllers (LEC) function. The LEC's are assigned one or more entities for which they are responsible, specifically, for the accuracy and fair presentation of their entity(s)' financial information and disclosures (including standalone financial statements). The LEC essentially acts as the "CFO" of his/her entity(s) and has a "vertical" / generalist view of the entity. As such, the LEC needs to obtain comfort that procedures are in place to ensure the existence of a control structure to safeguard the Firm's (entity's) assets and enable the timely and accurate reporting of the entity's financial information and disclosures in conformity with US GAAP as well as any additional local requirements. The LEC team is primarily responsible for preparing GAAP compliant financial statements and ensuring the accuracy of books and records from a legal entity perspective.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure that financial reporting is of high quality and meets applicable accounting principles and regulations
Perform control functions of financial reporting while working closely and managing relationships with Product Control, Corporate treasury, Operations, Tax & Technology
Manage the regular preparation and submission of consolidated and non-consolidated US GAAP financial reporting and disclosures (local GAAP wherever required)
Provide variance analysis and prepare management reporting packs on monthly/quarterly basis
Manage the quarterly Balance Sheet substantiation & SOX process
Support intercompany balances, reconciliations, daily funding payments and resolving breaks Manage month -end process to properly reflect the Balance Sheet, P&L and Owner's Equity
Qualified CA with 2-4 yrs. of experience
Basic industry knowledge and strong accounting knowledge.
Knowledge of US GAAP & IFRS is a definite plus.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, tools and utilities for business use
Candidate must be proactive, enthusiastic and team oriented
Ability to prioritize and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
Accuracy and attention to detail
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.