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Controllers - Accounting Policy, Associate - New York

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description


Job Overview:

This individual will work alongside the VPs in Accounting Policy as they liaise with the various business units and corporate functions on applying existing accounting standards and the firm’s accounting policies to transactions and corporate level activities. Individual will be closely involved in assisting in the monitoring and interpreting of various emerging technical accounting issues under U.S. GAAP and assisting in the implementation of new and existing disclosures in SEC filings. Individual will be exposed to a wide range of both US GAAP literature as well as IFRS and regulatory capital standards.

Responsibilities:

• Work alongside the VPs to assist the business units/corporate functions in applying existing accounting guidance to transactions and corporate level activities

• Research and document technical accounting issues under applicable accounting standards

• Assist in monitoring emerging accounting standards, liaising with certain standard setters, and participating in discussions with regulatory bodies and industry groups as appropriate
• Coordinate and assist in the development of accounting policies and periodically updating the firm’s accounting policy manual as necessary

• Coordinate departmental activities and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

• Prepare and deliver training related to the firm’s accounting policies and emerging accounting standards

• Assist SEC Financial Reporting and Legal Entity Controllers (LEC) teams develop financial statement disclosures in accordance with applicable GAAP

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 - 6 years of experience with financial accounting experience
  • B.S. in Accounting (or equivalent) required
  • Interest in and experience with Technical Accounting matters such as adoption or application of ASUs
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment
  • Big 4 accounting experience a plus

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.

Benefits
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.