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Internal Audit-Senior Vice President Professional Practice Audit Strategy- New York

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

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

Job Description

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. Our group has unique insight on the financial industry and its products and operations. 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 and control processes.


You will play a vital role in the efficiency and effectiveness of audit strategy for the IA department, globally. This will include executing on strategic initiatives and priorities of IA, and managing and driving process improvements, and change and innovation in transforming audit practices. In addition, you will liaise with senior stakeholders in IA to understand training needs and work closely with IA’s learning and development team to deliver training.

PPG is comprised of quality assurance, practices, learning and development and transformation activities. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of high-quality, consistent and risk-focused assurance work, improving processes to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness with which assurance work is executed, driving audit skills training and contributing to audit methodology and policy as it relates audit strategy enhancements. In addition, you will partner and collaborate with other IA department working groups/initiatives.

As Lead for Audit Strategy in PPG Professional, you will be responsible for

  • Advancing, changing, and implementing audit practices
  • Leading business requirement needs across core IA processes to drive division-wide improvement efforts in efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, including implementing initiatives on IA processes
  • Proactively monitoring for changes to industry and regulatory requirements, guidance and pronouncements and leading remediation efforts for the division where appropriate
  • Review and improve the IA Methodology Manual including drafting and presenting methodology documents to key internal stakeholders, including the Global Director of IA and Executive Leadership Team, developing guidance notes and other guides, and confirming a workflow in IA repository
  • Develop and update methodology and guidance to align to evolving practices and innovation initiatives
  • Assist with IA self-assessments to key regulatory and industry standards and make process, practice and methodology improvements
  • Apply technical understanding of internal audit policies, standards, and practices to recommend enhancements to IA methodology and guidance
  • Assisting with driving division-wide improvement efforts in efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, including implementing initiatives on IA processes
  • Assist in the provision of technical and audit methodology training to auditors, including tailored training as needed as it relates to technology
  • Identify and contribute to the development of continuous improvement opportunities

Skills & Relevant Experience:

  • Minimum 20 years of experience in audit,
  • Strong business acumen in risk and controls
  • Strong background in audit policy and methodology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Project Management skills
  • Relevant certification or industry accreditation (e.g. CPA or CIA)
  • Experience of designing efficiency improvements
  • Experience in regulated financial services environment with direct interactions with regulators


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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Salary Range
The expected base salary for this New York, New York, 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.