• Finance, Controllers, Accounting Policy, Senior Analyst/Associate, New York

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2019-54950
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Accounting
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Controllers
    Business Unit
    Financial Reporting
    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. 

     

    This individual will work alongside the experienced VPs in the Accounting Policy team as they liaise with the various business units and corporate functions on applying existing accounting standards and the firm’s accounting policies to transactions and corporate level activities. Individual will be closely involved in assisting in the monitoring and interpreting of various emerging technical accounting issues under U.S. GAAP and assisting in the implementation of new and existing disclosures in SEC filings. As part of the global Accounting Policy team, individual will be exposed to a wide range of both US GAAP literature as well as IFRS and regulatory capital standards. Also, this individual will assist in preparing and maintaining the firm’s accounting policy manual. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Responsibilities: 

    • Assist SEC Financial Reporting and Legal Entity Controllers (LEC) teams develop financial statement disclosures in accordance with applicable U.S. GAAP 
    • Assist in monitoring emerging accounting standards, liaising with certain standard setters, and participating in discussions with regulatory bodies and industry groups as appropriate  
    • Research and document technical accounting issues under applicable accounting standards 
    • Coordinate and assist in the development of accounting policies and periodically update the firm’s accounting policy manual as necessary 
    • Prepare and deliver training related to the firm’s accounting policies and emerging accounting standards

    • Coordinate departmental activities and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

    • Work alongside the experienced VPs as they assist the business units/corporate functions in applying existing accounting guidance to transactions and corporate level activities 

    • Work alongside the experienced VPs as they advise business units and corporate functions related to new transactions to identify accounting and regulatory issues 

     


    Basic Qualifications

     

    • 3- 5 years of experience with financial accounting experience 
    • B.S. in Accounting (or equivalent) and CPA are required. 
    • Strong project management skills 
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills 
    • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment 
    • Regulatory experience a plus 
    • Big 4 accounting experience a plus 

    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.

    © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2019. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.