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Goldman Sachs

Controllers - Risk Governance, Vice President - Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ


Controllers ensure that the firm meets all the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated, and public financial institution. Our professionals measure the profitability of, and risks associated with, every aspect of the firm's business. Controllers also ensure that the firm's activities are conducted in compliance with the regulations governing transactions in the financial markets.


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 business is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.

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Controllers Risk Governance Office (CRGO) is responsible for the dynamic identification, measurement and mitigation of firmwide financial reporting risks in support of regulatory mandates and corporate governance. CRGO also manages operational, technology, and other risks incumbent on the Controllers division.


  • Engage in initiatives related to the firm's risk management program
  • Partner with other firm risk and control disciplines (e.g., Internal Audit, Operational Risk) to support the firm's overall control objectives
  • Drive ongoing governance initiatives to meet policy and audit standards for the Controllers division of the firm globally
  • Monitor the division's risk posture, providing management with transparency utilizing management reporting/dashboards
  • Liaise with business managers within the division to develop risk remediation plans and advise on control options


  • Candidate typically possesses 8-12 years of experience in a control oriented or related risk governance role
  • Candidate must have prior internal/external audit, risk and controls, and/or Sarbanes-Oxley compliance related experience
  • Capital markets/banking experience related to internal controls over financial reporting is preferred
  • Prior experience with technology risk and controls is preferred
  • Knowledge/experience in Enterprise Risk Management/Operational Risk is preferred
  • Experience defining a governance roadmap, identifying KRIs, defining KPIs, and leading the control implementation is preferred
  • Highly motivated and possess strong analytical and intellectual abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate ideas to senior management and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability to establish strong working relationships with cross functional stakeholders
  • Proactive, with the ability to respond creatively in a fast-paced, and continually changing environment


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Salary Range
The expected base salary for this Jersey City, New Jersey, United States-based position is $115000-$250000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.

Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here.

Client-provided location(s): Jersey City, NJ, USA
Job ID: goldman-119505
Employment Type: Other

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