• United Capital - Operations - Operations Risk Management - Associate/VP - Irving

    Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    PWM Ops Client Service & Comms
    Employment Type

    Wealth Management (WM) at Goldman Sachs spans United Capital and Ayco who together develop and manage relationships with high net worth individuals and their families. WM helps clients build, preserve, and utilize their financial wealth to achieve their personal and professional goals. Advisors work with clients to identify their goals and preferences, develop a financial plan, and implement the plan via advisory and investment management services.



    We are looking for an experienced Operations professional to work as an embedded risk manager within the United Capital Service & Delivery Team. Responsibilities include:

    • Challenge the status quo – challenge the risk and control framework to further enhance the control environment.
    • Risk Metrics and Analysis – work with the team and other regional/functional Operations groups to identify key risk metrics and highlighting areas of concerns, working with line managers on remediation efforts.
    • Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) – work with line managers in ensuring the RCSA risk and control templates reflect the current risk environment and also vet through RCSA issues raised to ensure proper remediation is in place.
    • Work closely with other risk managers in other locations to share key initiatives and best practices; better integrate with the wider global Operations Risk Management teams.
    • Help drive integration of United Capital Service & Delivery Team and uplift onto firm wide Goldman Sachs risk infrastructure.


    The role provides an opportunity to broaden product and market experience and exposure to senior management. The role gives solid exposure to various divisions and groups within the firm across Operations, Compliance, Internal Audit, ORMA, and Technology.

    • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate issues and ideas with different levels across Operations and Federation stakeholders.
    • Strong analytical skills with an ability to understand complex workflows, and excellent attention to details.
    • Should have the ability to perform data analytics using metrics to identify trends and themes.
    • Should have strong Excel skills, knowledge of Alteryx, SharePoint is preferred.
    • Sound time management skills to be able to effectively prioritize and multi-task. •
    • Proven track record of improving processes and demonstrating successful teamwork.
    • Proven ability to effectively manage operational risks and to develop control enhancements. • Strong control mindset with a passion for risk management.
    • Good interpersonal skills to build strong relationship with key stakeholders within and outside of Operations.
    • Good influencing skills to work with the Operations team in challenging the status quo and continuously enhancing the control environment.
    • Innovative and flexible in coming up with suggestions and ideas.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Inquisitive and able to learn quickly.
    • Solid knowledge & experience in the Financial Industry.
    • Practical experience working in Operations.


    • Functional Expertise – Keeps current with emerging business, economic and market trends.
    • Technical Skills – Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills. Should have knowledge of excel, Alteryx and SharePoint and the ability to take data driven decisions using metrics.
    • Drive and Motivation – Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks.
    • Client and Business Focus – Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations.
    • Teamwork – Gives evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions.
    • Communication Skills – Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others.
    • Judgement and Problem solving – Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues.
    • Creativity/Innovation – Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value.
    • Influencing Outcomes – Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations.



    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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