Finance, Controllers, Compensation and Benefits Team, Associate - New York

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Business Unit
Comp & Equity Accounting
Employment Type



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 team is part of the Controllers division and specializes in managing global compensation expenses providing overall financial control and reporting functions. Whether assessing the proper accounting treatment, reporting related financial results internally and externally, and projecting future expenses the team offers analytical, strategic and regulatory compliance support contributing directly to the firm’s success. The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong work ethics and pays attention to details. 


A successful candidate would utilize his/her skills across the full scope of compensation expense modeling and reporting. The candidate will be working with a managed data environment to report information to senior leadership across the firm and to solve business problems. Responsibilities include building Anaplan functionality and reports, creating financial models, writing and implementing user stories, utilizing excel and Tableau to drive large data analysis, and thinking strategically to drive change.


They will also have a broad ranging role within the Compensation and Benefit Analysis team including responsibility for a multi-year budget related to compensation expenses using the Anaplan platform.  A successful candidate needs to have a strong attention to details and problem solving skills.  The applicant should be inquisitive with a focus on learning. They will be interfacing with multiple teams within Corporate Controllers, including Controllers senior management.  Also, they will work with other areas throughout the organization including HCM and divisional CFO teams in an effort to achieve common goals.  In addition, they should be able to meet tight deadlines, have a strong team focus, must be able to multi-task, manage ad-hoc requests and be flexible to change based on changing priorities.



This role provides a fantastic opportunity to have an impact at both the firmwide level and across all divisions at GS as the prevalence and velocity of data intelligence grows. They will play a role in shaping the direction of data tooling and contribute to the strategy for the firm.




  • Experience building complex Anaplan models
  • Experience working in Excel, Essbase and Tableau
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • 3-5 years experience


  • Able to translate technical data capabilities to an operational and financial audience
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Articulate issues clearly and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Listen well and be receptive to others' ideas and suggestions, encouraging open and collaborative dialogue among team members

Client Focus:

  • Identify senior management/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

Risk Management:

  • Articulate operational and risk impacts related to a specific task or procedure
  • Implement controls to proactively manage risks

Management, Leadership & Culture:

  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Foster a culture of solving the firm’s problems and driving towards business value
  • Ability to manage a plan across multiple competing priorities and stakeholders
  • Critical and strategic thinker (i.e. ability to identify and research issues)
  • Self-motivated and results driven



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