Finance, Corporate Accounting, Legal Entity Controller, Associate, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 21 Mar 18 2018-03-21

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MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Full Job Title: Finance, Corporate Accounting, Legal Entity Controller, Associate, London
Application Opening Date: 2 March 2018
Application Closing Date: 30 March 2018
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Full time


We're a team of specialists charged with managing the firm's liquidity, capital and risk, and providing the overall financial control and reporting functions. Whether assessing the creditworthiness of the firm's counterparties, monitoring market risks associated with trading activities, or offering analytical and regulatory compliance support, our work contributes directly to the firm's success. The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.


As a Legal Entity Controller you will take complete ownership of the financial reporting and monitoring across a wide range of legal entities. You will develop an in-depth understanding of these entities, including their business strategies, products and associated technical accounting and disclosure requirements. We're looking for a bright, driven professional to join our Legal Entity Controllers team, who is keen to use and develop their technical accounting skills to provide high quality reporting and analysis of our entities' assets and profitability in a challenging and varied environment.


- Preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to senior management, directors, and other key stakeholders (predominantly under UK GAAP/US GAAP)
- Preparation and analysis of financial statements, including resolving complex technical accounting issues and disclosure requirements, and liaising with external auditors
- Take full ownership and become the subject matter expert (or Financial Controller equivalent) for entire legal entities, or significant processes for large entities, across many of the firm's different business lines
- Understanding the business and strategy of your entities, keeping up-to-date with business and market developments and communicating this effectively to key stakeholders
- Facilitating the quarterly consolidated reporting of the Goldman Sachs Group with regular interaction with Financial Reporting in New York
- Coordination with multiple teams across the firm - and across the globe - including Corporate Treasury, Legal, Compliance, Tax and Transfer Pricing, in a collaborative and problem-solving capacity
- Proactively seeking opportunities to improve our workflows, technology, and integrity of reporting information
- Understand the impact of regulatory developments and proactively work to identify solutions
- Involvement in a broad range of cross-divisional projects and initiatives


- Strong academic record with Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent required
- Recently qualified accountant and ACA or equivalent required
- Able to demonstrate technical accounting knowledge in your current area of expertise
- Prior experience in preparation of audited financial statements under UK GAAP or IFRS required
- A track record of improving processes and adding value to clients/stakeholders required
- Prior experience of managing of client portfolio required
- Experience in effectively handle difficult requests, build trusting, long-term relationships with clients, help the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
- Strong functional expertise - keeping up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends required
- Must have strong technical accounting skills and analytical skills required
- Strong teamwork ethic and a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Experience of collaborating within and across teams, encourage other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
- Must have Excellent communication skills - Communicate what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and share information/new ideas with others

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS 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.

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