Controllers-NEW YORK-Associate-Financial Accounting

Location(s) US-NY-New York
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Business Unit
Financial Reporting
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Senior Associate – SEC Financial Reporting

SEC Financial Reporting is a group within Financial Reporting responsible for preparing the firm’s quarterly and annual SEC filings (i.e., 10-Q, 10-K). The team interfaces with global product controllers, Legal Entity Controllers (LECs), Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and various other teams across the firm. In addition, the team participates in and frequently sponsors ad-hoc projects with various departments across GS in order to address new accounting pronouncements and other regulations, and to improve the overall efficiency of the reporting process. The team also frequently interacts with the EO and Investor Relations and support them with their new initiatives on investor disclosures.


Principal Responsibilities:

The individual will assist in the preparation of the firm’s quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements that are filed with the SEC. This will include significant interaction with various finance teams across the firm, including global product controllers, LECs, Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and various other teams across the firm. The individual will be involved in a leadership capacity in cross-functional projects, such as implementing new accounting standards, developing procedures to comply with new pronouncements, updating policies and procedures, system integrations, and proposing improvements and efficiencies to existing reporting processes.


The Associate’s areas of responsibility will include:

  • Preparation and review of the firm’s quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes and XBRL filings
  • Obtaining a thorough understanding of accounting standards relevant to the disclosures in the 10-Q/K and ensure compliance with the requirements
  • Preparation and review of financial statement and disclosure review packages
  • Coordination of quarterly disclosure meeting with stakeholders
  • Acting as a liaison between LECs, Product Controllers, Management Reporting, Accounting Policy and other internal departments in order to ensure that reporting requirements are satisfied
  • Responsible for providing guidance to LECs and Product Controllers and other finance team on quarter-end deliverables
  • Identifying development areas and proposing solutions aimed at improving the process by which information is collected, analyzed and controlled.
  • Manage and lead junior and team members


  • Degree in Accounting (CPA preferred)
  • 6-7+ years relevant work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment under challenging deadlines
  • Strong Excel and Word skills


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