Finance, Controllers, Legal Entity Controllers, Associate, Jersey City

Company Overview

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

Description of Controllers

Controllers ensure that the firm meets all the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. In the Controllers Department, 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.

Candidates should expect challenging, multi-faceted assignments and the opportunity to work closely with business areas and senior management on a variety of accounting issues and to gain in-depth knowledge of key business drivers and industry dynamics.


  • Assist with the quarterly preparation of legal entity financial disclosures, inclusive of MD&A, in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Work closely with GS Bank USA Finance and Risk teams on accounting and disclosure matters related to financial transactions
  • Ensure accurate and complete reporting of regulatory information in public reports to regulatory authorities
  • Assist with production of quarterly financial information for inclusion in the firm’s consolidated SEC financials
  • Work with the team leader in the assessment of quarterly effectiveness of internal controls and escalate control issues to senior management
  • Liaise extensively with other areas of the firm such as Product Controllers, Funding Controllers, Corporate Treasury, Legal, Tax, Regulatory, Market Risk and Credit Risk on various ad hoc inquiries including new products requests, strategic changes to existing workflows, and transfer pricing initiatives
  • Perform ad hoc analyses on financial and non-financial attributes of consolidating legal entities for internal and external reporting purposes

Basic Qualifications• 5+ years of relevant work experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance

Preferred Qualifications• CPA is preferred

  • Controller and/or bank financial accounting experience preferred
  • Strong analytical / interpersonal skills and a high proficiency with Microsoft software applications
  • Teamwork and collaboration-oriented, with the ability to work independently
  • Must demonstrate considerable energy, focus, drive, and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, operate within deadlines, and escalate when appropriate

Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet. © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2015. All rights reserved.

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