Operations - Securities Division Operations - Trading Control Ops - Position Control Business Unit - Analyst/Associate - Salt Lake City

  • Competitive
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 21 Oct 18

Operations - Securities Division Operations - Trading Control Ops - Position Control Business Unit - Analyst/Associate - Salt Lake City

Operations is a multi-faceted division that turns ideas into business realities. We partner with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. Alongside that vital service delivery role, Operations provides essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm's assets and its reputation.
Are you looking to broaden your technical understanding of the Control organization? The Position Control business unit is looking for a analyst to join the team. You will have the opportunity to learn about various trading businesses and reconcile trading Risk activity.
The Position Control business unit is seeking an analyst to join the team in Salt Lake City. The position includes helping drive the strategy of an evolving organization, and partnering with stakeholders to meet the needs of the business. This includes regular interaction with Trading and various Operations middle office teams as well as other divisions of the Federation such as Controllers, Technology, Legal and Compliance.


  • Risk Management - Manage the risk of multiple functions that span the life cycle of a trade (i.e. real-time through post settlement date functions)
  • Strategy - Providing thought leadership to execute on and grow the control strategy; this includes:
  • Enhance Controls - Partner with Technology to design, build and operate effective controls in a STP environment
  • Redefine Roles within Organization - Provide control design expertise; responsible for the implementation of the control framework as part of new business/activities and migration to strategic architecture
  • Expand Reporting and Analysis Capabilities - Develop Business Intelligence capabilities that would identify risk derived from the correlation of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Industry/Regulatory Change Management - Keep abreast of regulatory change and participate in industry forums
  • Industrialization - Champion reengineering programs with the goal of increasing efficiencies globally
  • Relationship Management - Foster relationships across multiple areas in the Firm including trading desks, operations, technology, legal and compliance departments and global groups


  • BS/BA degree
  • Team-oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders
  • Risk management focus with capability to prioritize and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized individual with attention to detail skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated individual with high levels of ownership
  • Experience with change management or process improvement

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