Operations – Enterprise Operations – Margin, Collateral and Valuations – Portfolio Reconciliation Team – Analyst – Salt Lake City

  • Competitive
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA Salt Lake City UT US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 20 Mar 18 2018-03-20

Operations – Enterprise Operations – Margin, Collateral and Valuations – Portfolio Reconciliation Team – Analyst – Salt Lake City

Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and control to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that develops the processes and controls that makes business flow.

Apply your analytical and quantitative skills while expanding your knowledge of OTC derivative products and collateral management functions. Our Portfolio Reconciliation team is seeking a professional to ensure regulatory compliance and manage counterparty risk by analyzing, investigating and resolving valuation discrepancies and disputes. You'll collaborate across divisions, including Sales, Trading, Finance, Compliance and Operations.

Portfolio Reconciliation is a team within Operations that ensures regulatory compliance with Dodd Frank and EMIR regulations related to derivatives in addition to helping manage counterparty and credit risk arising from disputes related to collateral exchange.


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Interest Rate, Credit, Equity, Foreign Exchange and Commodity derivative products including their valuation methods, functions and operational lifecycles
  • Learn and the various regulatory frameworks and regimes related to OTC derivative trading to ensure compliance
  • Develop the knowledge of how derivative products work operationally within the Firm and industry, with focus on how and why they are margined and collateralized
  • Leverage your quantitative and investigation skills to compare and analyze GS and counterparty trades and portfolios to discover the drivers of valuation discrepancies
  • Showcase your people skills by partnering with Sales, Trading, Controllers and Clients to resolve discrepancies and disputes and reduce risk profile
  • Use your "question everything" mindset to identify control weaknesses and operational capability improvements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proven analytical skills, problem solving ability, and a control mentality paired with meticulous attention to detail
  • Aptitude for building relationships and ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal clients with differing levels of product experience
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability of projects, has strong organizational skills as well as the ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a team environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related business field
  • Basic understanding of financial markets and derivative products
  • Industry knowledge, specifically related to finance firm Operations

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