Compliance, Regulatory Practice Group, Associate, Sydney


Are you interested in building relationships with various regulators, driving the firm's strategic risk awareness, and gaining exposure to global regulatory discussions and cross-divisional partnerships? We are looking for an experienced professional to join our Regulatory Practice Group ("RPG") who wants to use their legal and/or compliance skillset in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.


The Global Compliance Division interprets regulatory requirements to ensure the firm is in compliance with its obligations and determines how to appropriately pursue global market opportunities. Our division monitors regulatory trends in every jurisdiction where the firm operates and we work with regulators to manage certain risks relating to financial services. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.

This position is an integral member of the RPG. The RPG is responsible, among other things, for interacting with the firm's regulators globally in connection with inquiries, inspections and exams. In general, RPG is responsible for documenting receipt of regulatory information requests and notifying relevant internal parties of the matter; coordinating with relevant internal parties in the collection of complete and accurate information responsive to the request; drafting, preparing, organizing, and submitting the response in a timely manner; and coordinating the recording and tracking of findings and remediation of regulatory undertakings . Ancillary to this role are regulatory affairs functions such as maintaining regulatory relationships and interactions, coordinating regulatory consultation comments, track regulatory policy changes and drafting, updating of firmwide compliance policies and procedures.



  • Coordinate responses to regulatory inquiries, inspections and exams and regulatory communication
  • Track regulatory findings and observations and any remedial commitments to regulators
  • Build and maintain regulatory relationships in Australia
  • Monitor firm wide correspondences with the Australia and New Zealand regulators
  • Partner with Legal Department to give appropriate regulatory advice to the other areas of the firm
  • Undertake and co-ordinate various internal regulatory related projects
  • Provide regulatory related input (including Complaints and Breaches) for various firm reporting, including for internal governance meetings, management and board reporting

  • Excellent team work and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to identify and balance commercial considerations with regulatory and legal risk
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and commitment combined with values reflecting personal integrity and ethics
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness of execution
  • Strong analytical and judgment skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in compliance, legal, regulatory, audit or operational support areas of investment banks or securities firms


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.

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