Credit Risk Management Associate - Warsaw



Our impact

The Risk Division is a team of specialists charged with managing the firm's 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. Credit Risk Management (CRM) works closely with the Chief Risk Officer / senior management to manage Goldman Sachs' credit risk. Credit professionals protect the firm's capital by using in-depth knowledge of our clients, markets, and trading products to make decisions on acceptable level of firm's risk appetite. Staffed with more than 400 professionals, CRM operates through 11 different offices around the world. CRM provides a unique opportunity to develop a variety of professional skills and expertise in risk management. The range of different responsibilities focusing on product risk management, the interaction with numerous departments and the range of projects provide a challenging, varied and multi-dimensional work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Your impact

How would you like to be involved in a central part of Goldman Sachs' risk management framework? We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong analytical skills and a broad interest in financial and economic markets. Our credit professionals make a critical contribution to management of the firm's risk on a daily basis. These roles enable individuals to develop expertise in financial and business analysis of the firm's trading counterparties as well as the risks inherent in derivative, funding and lending products, and to take on increasing responsibility over time.

The Risk Division is a team of specialists charged with managing the firm's 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. Credit Risk Management (CRM) works closely with the Chief Risk Officer / senior management to manage Goldman Sachs' credit risk. Credit professionals protect the firm's capital by using in-depth knowledge of our clients, markets, and trading products to make decisions on acceptable level of firm's risk appetite. Staffed with more than 400 professionals, CRM operates through 11 different offices around the world. CRM provides a unique opportunity to develop a variety of professional skills and expertise in risk management. The range of different responsibilities focusing on product risk management, the interaction with numerous departments and the range of projects provide a challenging, varied and multi-dimensional work environment.

Members of the Product Analysis and Control Team (PACT) within CRM focus on the product-related aspects of credit risk, and are responsible for the integrity of the controls and processes that are used to monitor the credit risk that we take across the firm's traded products. PACT members will gain expertise and understanding of the counterparty risk that is generated by the various derivatives and other products that the firm trades with its counterparties. PACT members will also gain familiarity and expertise with the firm's systems and infrastructure, including good working knowledge of the methods used to model and monitor credit risk across various products.

How you will fulfil your potential

  • Managing product risk, including credit limit and settlement risk monitoring, limit exception management, stress testing, risk exposure analysis and reporting, and post-trade risk management processes, often reporting and providing analysis to senior management
  • Providing quantitative and qualitative credit risk analysis, including the use of risk modeling tools to help estimate the credit risk of the firm's transactions
  • Overseeing the activities covering a group of products / markets, and provides technical and decision-making judgment and guidance, organizational infrastructure
  • Developing and managing relationships with other areas of the firm, including Operations, Collateral Management, Legal, Compliance, Technology
  • Supporting projects to improve the firm's systems and infrastructure, leveraging and developing your knowledge of how the firm models and monitors credit risk across various traded products
  • Developing a good high level working knowledge of methods used to model and monitor credit risk across various products, and be able to guide junior team members in problem-solving and analysis


Skills/experience we are looking for:
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience in an analytical financial role, preferably within credit risk management. Specific experience covering financial derivatives would be an advantage
  • Broad knowledge of GS' business
  • Strong interest and familiarity with finance, financial markets and economic developments
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and ability to understand mechanics of derivative products
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated experience of providing training and guidance to more junior colleagues
  • Ability to work flexibly in teams and manage a varied workload to meet deadlines
  • Strong Excel / VBA / SQL skills preferred


ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

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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