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Internal Audit, GBM Public - FICC, Analyst, London

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

IT
London, UK
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.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Goldman Sachs Internal Auditors demonstrate strong risk and control mindsets, analytical, exercise professional skepticism and are able to challenge and discuss effectively with management on risks and control measures. We look for individuals who enjoy learning about audit, businesses and functions, have innovative and creative mindsets to adopt analytical techniques to enhance audit techniques, building relationships and are able to evolve and thrive in teamwork and in a fast-paced global environment.

YOUR IMPACT

As the third line of defense, Internal Audit’s mission is to independently assess the firm’s internal control structure, including the firm’s governance processes and controls, and risk management and capital and anti-financial crime frameworks, raise awareness of control risk and monitor the implementation of management’s control measures. In doing so, internal Audit:

• Communicates and reports on the effectiveness of the firm’s governance, risk management and controls that mitigate current and evolving risk

• Raise awareness of control risk

• Assesses the firm’s control culture and conduct risks

• Monitors management’s implementation of control measures

Goldman Sachs Internal Audit comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds including chartered accountants, developers, risk management professionals, cybersecurity professionals, and data scientists. We are organized into global teams comprising business and technology auditors to cover all the firm’s businesses and functions, including securities, investment banking, consumer and investment management, risk management, finance, cyber-security and technology risk, and engineering.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation in planning and scoping reviews, meeting with the stakeholders within the area being reviewed to understand and walk through the business and technology processes and identifying the key risks and controls to be assessed
  • Assessment of the risk and impact of the issues identified on reviews and production of the report to management
  • Ad hoc work on firmwide projects around new processes or activities and investigation of incidents
  • Maintenance of internal stakeholder relationships and regular interaction with the business during the year to assess changes in the control environment and other matters arising in the businesses which may influence the coverage scope and audit plan
  • Ongoing liaison with colleagues globally and internal and external stakeholders including regulators and external audit
  • Follow up with stakeholders on remediation of actions coming out of issues identified during audit
  • Assessment of the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls to mitigate the key risks identified

SKILLS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Team oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines while remaining organized in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to learn both firm and industry standards
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Relationship building skills and ability to work effectively across a global team
  • Prior experience in auditing business processes within FICC and Equities sales and trading, operations and product control functions
  • Experience with Agile Auditing and Data Analytics is a plus
  • 1-3 years of experience in a public accounting or internal audit role within the financial services industry or a related control functions
  • Relevant certification or industry accreditation (e.g., CFA, CIA)

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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