• HCM, Reporting and Metrics, Compensation Analytics – Associate – NYC

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Human Capital Management
    Business Unit
    Reporting & Metrics
    Employment Type


    Are you looking for a new opportunity to showcase your analytical, communication and reporting skills?  We have an excellent new position available within our Compensation Analytics Team for an Associate in the Human Capital Management (HCM) division.





    As a division, HCM is at the forefront of supporting business growth and change at Goldman Sachs by recruiting, developing, and rewarding the people of Goldman Sachs. Our teams advise, design, and implement strategies, processes, and technologies that help our people advance professionally, drive productivity, and help the firm and our clients achieve superior results.


    The HCM Reporting and Metrics team supports the global HCM function with advanced reporting, deep dive analytics, project/process management, and data governance advisory.  The team partners with internal HCM clients to provide quantitative insights that empower HCM to meet its strategic goals.


    The Compensation Analytics team is at the core of that by providing the Firm’s senior management with information and analysis related to compensation, the Firm’s biggest expense item. The team’s responsibilities include regular reporting on compensation levels and trends, ad hoc analysis, and support for key firmwide initiatives (e.g., budget tracking process, Partner promotion cycles). The team also completes compensation related technology and reporting projects.



    • Develop a thorough understanding of HCM data landscape, systems and processes to partner with HCM colleagues in the strategic delivery of key people priorities
    • Proactively identify ways to improve existing solutions, streamline and automate reporting, create greater efficiency and share best practices across our global team
    • Produce executive quality quantitative analyses and interactive dashboards to enable senior stakeholders to spotlight patterns, trends, and formulate hypotheses
    • Design regular and ad hoc reports to support the strategic people agenda using advanced data visualization techniques
    • Model and analyze dynamic workforce planning scenarios to meet organizational goals
    • Investigate issue and queries, assess their impact, and ensure efficient resolution for more complex issues working across the global team
    • Partner with Talent Advisors to design and execute customized, holistic solutions to address diverse data-related business needs





    Functional and Technical Expertise

    • Excellent analytical skills, being comfortable working with large sets of data and presenting results that tell a clear, insightful, and compelling story
    • Excel – strong preference for individuals comfortable with macros, pivot table, and complex formulas
    • Proficiency in using some of the leading Business Intelligence platforms and tools (Tableau, Alteryx, Business Objects, Oracle, or similar)
    • Ability to independently create and maintain robust data flow processes preferably using some of the leading ETL solutions
    • Familiarity with data visualization best practices
    • Expertise in some of the data science and analytics standard languages (SQL, R, C#, Java, Python, VBA, etc.) a plus
    • Proven experience with independently developing or managing a major deliverable, strong project management skills a plus
    • Familiarity with HR Processes and data landscape




    • Spot and clearly articulate data management issues and propose practical solutions
    • Confidence to advise on potential approaches to business needs, including analysis of associated costs and trade-offs
    • Proven track record of taking initiative and implementing innovation
    • Good working knowledge of available HR technology capabilities and deployment tactics and intellectual curiosity in the field
    • Understanding basic principles of process re-engineering and how to apply those to existing workflows and procedures


    Client Focus

    • Identify client needs and appropriately work to understand the foundations of great client experience, while leveraging available internal tools to provide the best service possible
    • Establish, cultivate and leverage relationships to identify and execute on process enhancements
    • High level of maturity, integrity and ability to manage confidential information and impeccable judgment


    Risk Management

    • Pay strong attention to detail and develop awareness of reputational risk and accountability
    • Articulate operational and risk impacts related to a specific task or procedure
    • Apply root cause analysis to identify opportunities for process improvements or work prioritization



    • Graduate or undergraduate (analytical field such as Computer Science, Statistics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field in HR preferred)
    • At least 5 years of work experience in an analytical or reporting role
    • Sound consulting skills, developed through providing business advisory to senior internal or external clients
    • Ability to work within a high-risk environment and meet challenging deadlines and targets
    • Ability to work well both independently and in a global tem environment
    • Strong language skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally



    At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

    We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

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