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Compliance, Global Markets Compliance, Analyst, Sydney

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

IT, Legal
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

Compliance – Global Advisory and Markets – Public Compliance – Analyst, Sydney


The Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of services worldwide 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, Sydney and other major financial centers around the world.

We are committed to growing our distinctive culture and upholding our core values which always place our client's interests first. These values are reflected in our Business Principles, which emphasize integrity, commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork.


Compliance prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defence, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.


Business Supported: Global Advisory and Markets - Public. The role would cover Equities (including Equities Sales and Trading, and Listed Derivatives) and FICC (which incorporates Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Credit, Mortgages, Equity Derivatives, Corporate and Interest Rate Sales, as well as Trading businesses (including macro and credit trading).


Global Advisory and Markets - Public Compliance provides compliance coverage and support to the business units in Australia. Compliance also works closely with other firm departments, such as Legal, Controllers, Risk, Engineering, Operations and Internal Audit. This is a trading floor-based compliance function providing real time support to both the Equities and FICC business. The role also involves driving forward strategic business initiatives and projects.

Core aspects include:

  • Primary coverage focused on the Equities and FICC sales and trading businesses in their day to day business operations, new products and market initiatives;
  • Articulate and maintain the standards of conduct required by the laws, regulations and policies governing these business operations in Australia in order to assist the firm in avoiding regulatory/legal liability and reputational risk;
  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations affecting the businesses, and implementing a compliance program to ensure compliance;
  • Formulate appropriate policies, training, testing and monitoring and advisory coverage for the business;
  • Devise and implement strategic solutions with senior compliance management and other control side departments;
  • Handle regulatory and internal investigations/audits and escalate significant or unresolved issues to senior compliance management and the business units when necessary;
  • Conduct regular compliance training for business unit professionals and supervisors.


  • 1+ years of compliance, legal, audit or other control function experience;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to exercise judgment and manage execution under pressure;
  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying risks and proposing solutions;
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent written communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a variety of senior and junior people, and build strong working relationships;
  • Highest attention to detail;
  • Good team player - one who is able to prioritize in a fast moving, constantly changing environment;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.


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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