Compliance, Regulatory Practice Group, Risk Assessment, Associate

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Business Unit
Regulatory Practice Group
Employment Type



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, serviles 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, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.


The candidate will be an integral member of the Regulatory Practice Group (RPG) compliance team focusing on compliance risk assessment methodology, design, governance, and oversight.  The candidate will assist in maintaining the methodology, advising on existing processes, and monitoring execution of the assessment across Global Compliance.  In addition to working collaboratively with team members, the candidate will regularly interact with other compliance teams and other Goldman Sachs departments, including Enterprise Risk Management, Technology, and Operational Risk Management and Analysis.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the oversight of the firm-wide compliance risk assessment program
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of risk assessment training
  • Conducting Quality Control reviews
  • Analyzing trends in the risk assessment results
  • Assisting with responding to regulatory and internal reviews and audits


  • Proactive in identifying risks and proposing creative solutions
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated, reliable, and accountable
  • Good team player - one who is able to prioritize in a fast moving, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work with a range of senior managers, peers and junior colleagues and build smooth working relationships
  • Strong project management, analytical, and functional skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment



  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-4 years' experience in financial services, compliance, legal, or audit
  • Compliance risk assessment background or other process management, a plus


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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