Finance, Controllers, SEC Financial Reporting, VP, New York

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 19 Oct 18

Finance, Controllers, SEC Financial Reporting, VP, New York

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.

SEC Financial Reporting is a group within Financial Reporting responsible for preparing the firm's quarterly and annual SEC filings (i.e., 10-Q, 10-K). The team interfaces with global product controllers, Legal Entity Controllers (LECs), Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and various other teams across the firm. In addition, the team participates in and frequently sponsors ad-hoc projects with various departments across GS in order to address new accounting pronouncements and other regulations, and to improve the overall efficiency of the reporting process.

The Vice President will have a leadership role within the SEC Financial Reporting team and will have the joint responsibility for supervising the junior team members, collaborating with the management team in determining priorities, and establishing the appropriate allocation of responsibilities among team members. The individual will be responsible for driving and leading projects across a wide range of initiatives, including implementing new accounting standards, developing procedures to comply with new pronouncements, updating policies and procedures, system integrations, and proposing improvements and efficiencies to existing reporting processes. The role will require extensive interaction with global product controllers, LECs, Accounting Policy, Legal, Funding, Treasury, Credit Risk, Market Risk and many other teams across the firm.

The individual will be responsible for:

  • Managing the preparation of the firm's quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes and XBRL filings jointly with the management team
  • Managing the relationships with senior personnel within LECs, Product Controllers, Management Reporting, Accounting Policy and other internal departments
  • Providing guidance to LECs and Product Controllers on quarter-end processes and new deliverables
  • Coordinating with the external auditors and managing the quarterly review and year-end audit processes
  • Evaluating the impact of new accounting standards on disclosures
  • Reviewing complex transactions with Accounting Policy and controllers to evaluate the impact on disclosures
  • Identifying development areas and proposing solutions aimed at improving the process by which information is collected, analyzed and controlled
Degree in Accounting (CPA preferred)
10+ years relevant work experience (preferably with a public accounting or financial services firm)
Ability to lead a team and run projects
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment under challenging deadlines
Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills

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