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Controllers - AWM PC - Analyst - Bengaluru

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

IT, Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

OUR DEPARTMENT

Asset and Wealth Management (AWM) Controllers is part of the broader Controller Division which is a global team responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the financial and regulatory information of the firm and for funds managed by the firms as well as managing both internal and external financial reporting, our expertise plays a key role in the firm's business planning decisions around allocation of scarce financial resources such as capital and balance sheet. We partner with the business in providing advice on accounting, valuation, capital, liquidity, reputational risk and other regulatory considerations when executing business with our clients. Controllers is ideal for individuals who want to work and learn within our strong culture of teamwork and collaboration and who are motivated by opportunities for challenging project work.

OUR TEAM

The AWM Product Controller Team is responsible for the accounting and reporting of the firm's long term investments and managed funds, with a strong emphasis on the valuation and other accounting issues inherent in illiquid assets held across a wide variety of asset classes. This includes working with various groups, including Investment Asset Managers, Financial Reporting, Legal Entity Controllers, Accounting Policy and Technology support groups to ensure accuracy of our financial statements and other disclosures. The team produces high quality reporting and analysis of our investments and fund activities which is leveraged by many teams across the firm up to the most senior level.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparing the daily profit and loss account for the business, involving an assessment of the nature of revenue generated in the context of market moves and risk held as well as reconciliation between front office systems, sub-ledger and the firm's general ledger.
  • Performing periodic independent valuation reviews for illiquid assets held by the firm and alternative investment funds managed by the firm. This ranges across private equity, private credit and real estate assets.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives to improve process flows and analysis as well as proactively seeking opportunities to improve workflows.
  • Preparing monthly accounts for posting to the firm's general ledger and producing/reviewing relevant external disclosures.
  • Interact effectively and pro-actively with the business to solve accounting issues and facilitate financial information flows which form the basis of commercial decisions.
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of products and market awareness.
  • Ensuring compliance with all the Firm's financial reporting requirements.
  • Preparing, analyzing, reviewing and presentation of investments on the daily balance sheet.
  • Understanding of the impact of Regulatory rules on the business's activity.
  • Facilitating the smooth running of audits for the funds and the firm's holding entities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Qualified CA
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS and strong accounting knowledge
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in financial markets/products, particularly less liquid alternative investments.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for problem solving.
  • Track record of improving processes and adding value to clients/stakeholders.
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and take initiative to improve own performance.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner.

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more:

https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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