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Internal Audit-Business Operations - New York-Associate

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

Internal Audit – Business Operations, Associate

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. We commit people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Our people are our greatest asset – we say it often and with good reason. It is only with the determination and dedication of our people that we can serve our clients, generate long-term value for our shareholders and contribute to the broader public. We take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative workspaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our people the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.


In Internal Audit, we ensure that Goldman Sachs maintains effective controls by assessing the reliability of financial reports, monitoring the firm’s compliance with laws and regulations, and advising management on developing smart control solutions. The Business Operations team is responsible for driving the Internal Audit division forward through managing financial and people resources, leading change initiatives, facilitating key programs, and supporting any other divisional requirements.

Our team has a view across the entire division including technology, practices, audit execution, data analytics, and reporting. We’re looking for detail-oriented team players who have an interest in financial markets and want to gain insight into the firm’s operations.


Members of the Business Operations team demonstrate strong analytical mindsets, are organized and objective-driven, and can effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders. We look for individuals who enjoy challenging the status quo and identifying opportunities for improvement, are creative problem solvers, can leverage data to drive decision making, and are able to evolve and thrive in a team-based and fast-paced global environment.


As the engine room for the division, the Business Operations team’s mission is to ensure Internal Audit can successfully deliver its annual audit plan, comply with firmwide and regulatory obligations, and ultimately can effectively assess the firm’s control environment and risk profile. In doing so, Business Operations:

  • Manages full-time and contingent worker headcount and budgets
  • Facilitates key programs, including risk assessment, coverage monitoring, skills assessment, and audit plan development
  • Supports leadership with development and implementation of process uplift and transformation

The Business Operations team comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds and are organized into global teams comprising multiple pillars of operational excellence, including financial management, process and governance, administrative support, and program management.


  • Financial budgeting and forecasts, including tracking of operating efficiencies
  • Position management, including headcount budgeting, organization design, location strategy and open role management
  • Contingent worker expense management, including on-boarding and off-boarding processes
  • Project Management Office (PMO) for key departmental activities, including quarterly risk and control self-assessment (RCSA), quarterly IA risk assessment, annual audit plan development and the annual staff skills assessment
  • Lead IA operating groups in support of key governance forums, including risk assessment and finding remediation
  • Monitor IA employee compliance with mandatory compliance training and system entitlement recertification processes
  • Coordinate periodic reviews to assess operational performance of IA BUs, including developing, monitoring and reporting on operating KPIs
  • Work within the major BUs to develop operational expertise across the full suite of non-audit activities


  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or other quantitative discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in financial analysis / accounting, operational management, or project/portfolio management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Business Intelligence (BI) tools
  • Driven, highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent multi-tasking and follow-through ability
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement; shares information proactively and escalates potential issues timely / appropriately
  • Solutions and innovation minded with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including process re-engineering, the ability to organize and analyze large datasets and report results to various audiences


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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Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Salary Range
The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $85000-$140000. 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.