• Finance, Controllers, IMD Product Control- AIMS Direct Trading Derivative Support, Analyst/Associate, Jersey City

    Location(s) US-NJ-Jersey City
    Job ID
    2018-49559
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Accounting
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Finance
    Business Unit
    IMD Controllers
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • 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. 

     

    The successful candidate will be responsible for performing valuation oversight for securities and derivatives held in strategies managed by the Investment Management business. They will assist in the review of portfolio performance and reconciliation with desk estimates – particularly as it relates to those strategies which hold securities and derivatives. The candidate will interact not only with controllers’ management but also investment professionals engaged in managing a multi-strategy investment portfolio.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Principal Responsibilities:


    - Responsible for price verification of positions held in the portfolios – including, but not limited to interest rate swaps, inflation linked interest rate products, credit default swaps, total return swaps on emerging market debt, securities (equities, MBS, ABS, emerging market debt, investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, government bonds, etc.)


    - Assist in the development of a valuation and price verification framework for newly traded derivatives and securities; in conjunction with IT, operations and portfolio management


    - Regular interaction with other departments: IT, operations, fund accounting, legal and compliance


    - Assist in the review and reconciliation of performance – specifically related to strategies which hold derivatives and cash
    instruments as mentioned above


    - Preparation of management reports and analysis to assist portfolio management and finance managers in managing and
    understanding the business

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

     

    - Degree in Finance / Accounting, CPA or CFA preferred


    - Experience in the financial markets and the investment management industry is preferred


    - Requires an basic understanding of valuation methods for the types of securities and derivatives mentioned above (including, but not limited to interest rate swaps, variance swaps, inflation linked interest rate products, credit default swaps, total return swaps on emerging market debt, securities -equities, MBS, ABS, emerging market debt, corporate bonds, investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, government bonds, etc.)


    - Minimum of 1-5 years relevant work experience (public and / or private)


    - Strong interpersonal (verbal and written communication) skills


    - Ability to work in a team environment


    - Strong analytical and organizational skills


    - Ability to use initiative and work efficiently


    - Strong knowledge of desktop applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)


    - Knowledge of valuation models and functionality, including but not limited to Bloomberg

    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.

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