Legal Entity Controller (LEC) CONTROLLERS, FINANCE, LONDON Legal Entity Controller (LEC) CONTROLLERS,  …

Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Apr 21
Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Apr 21

Who we are
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 with offices in major financial centres 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 emphasise integrity, commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork.

Department overview
The Financial Reporting department consists of 4 teams - Operating entities Controllers, Investment Accounting, Structured Investing Group Controllers, Goldman Sachs International Controllers and Regulatory Financial Reporting Controllers.


A Legal Entity Controller (LEC) within the Financial Reporting team will be responsible for a number of different legal entities. This will involve complete ownership of the entity from journal posting through to the preparation of the annual financial statements

    • Preparation and analysis of monthly management accounts, and quarterly reporting to the US, under US GAAP
    • Preparation, review and analysis of reporting to the Federal Reserve Board
    • Preparation and review of financial statements under UK GAAP including liaison with auditors
    • Preparation of board reports
    • Preparation and explanation of monthly P&L estimates to the trading Desk and coordination with Product Control
    • Coordination with the US and UK tax teams on local and foreign tax issues, VAT returns and submission of annual tax returns
    • Understanding the business and keeping up-to-speed with business developments and being able to communicate this effectively to team members
    • Proactively seeking to identify improvements to manual processes and management reporting information leading to higher value added work
    • Involvement in a broad range of department-wide projects and initiatives as well as cross-departmental initiatives

Skills and experience
    • Qualified accountant - ACA (Newly qualified to 2 years PQE experience)
    • Accounting knowledge gained from either a previous audit or accounting role
    • Preparation of audited financial statements under UK GAAP or IFRS an advantage
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Strong communication skills given third party reporting vendor interactions
    • Willing to work in a highly-driven team environment
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Highly-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills
    • Proficient PC Skills (Word, Excel)
    • French, German speaking advantage

Goldman Sachs is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the principle of diversity.
Goldman Sachs conducts background checks on individuals offered employment with the firm and employment with Goldman Sachs is conditional upon individuals successfully completing those checks. As part of the background check process, Goldman Sachs may need to obtain a record of disclosable criminal convictions from a government agency such as the Criminal Records Bureau. The firm has adopted policies on the recruitment of ex-offenders and on the retention, storage and disposal of criminal record information which are available on request.

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