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Goldman Sachs & Co. HCM, Benefits and Wellness Finance, Senior Analyst - SLC in Salt Lake City, Utah



Are you looking for a new opportunity to showcase your analytical, communication, and quantitative skills? Do you have the passion to help determine and evaluate financial decisions that impact business decisions? We have an excellent new position available within ourReward Finance& Accounting team for a Senior Analyst in the Human Capital Management (HCM) division.



Human Capital Management (HCM) recruits, develops and rewards the people of Goldman Sachs. Our teams advise, design and implement strategies, processes and technologies that help our people advance professionally, drive productivity and help the firm and our clients achieve superior results. We look for individuals with strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative thinking and intellectual curiosity who want to make an impact on the success of the firm’s most valuable asset, our people.

This role will be part of the Reward Finance Function (part of broader Human Capital Management), specifically focusing on global Benefits & Wellness and Mobility teams and located in Salt Lake City. This role will require close partnership with varying colleagues throughout the firm: divisional CFOs, Accounts Payable, firmwide controllersand vendors across the globe and will focus on areas such as theBenefits & Wellness budget, p/l cost variance, regulatory reporting,etc.


As a member of theReward Finance& Accounting team, your role will focus on:

Budgeting, Forecasting and Analytics

  • Manage end to end budgeting processes through data collection, validation (e.g., interpret pension GAAP expense), internal presentations, application of headcount targets, and divisional charge-out modeling

  • Partner with Benefits’ function / external actuaries to interpret financial impact of plan design changes and strategic initiatives

  • Provide meaningful ad-hoc analysis to senior managers and other stakeholders (e.g. historical per capita spend; pro forma charge-out modeling)

  • Manage end to end global compensation and tax reporting process of mobility expenses for globally assignees and reporting on assignees’ compensation statements

  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes

  • Deliver Senior Management Teams and Department heads with in-depth analysis

Accounting and Control

  • Apply GAAP methods to provide accrual guidance to central accounting team for posting

  • Support accruals (and budget) by gathering contracts, statements of work, invoices, etc.

  • Collaborate with accounts payable team to ensure timely payment of invoices

  • Review sub ledger transactions for appropriate expense assignment and proactively identify issues

  • Produce management reports, analysis, and forecasts, along with commentary to highlight cost drivers

  • Provide oversight to Balance sheet substantiation process ensuring accurate reporting of firms’ Benefits & Wellness related assets and liabilities




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other business related field

  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, financial planning, reporting and analysis.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel (e.g. SUMIF, IF, AND, OR functions, pivot tables, workbook management)

  • Strong accounting andquantitative /analytical skills, and attention to detail: ability to organize and analyze large datasets, detect and correct errors, interpret and report results to various audiences and take responsibility for data quality assurance

  • Strong communication skills; ability to articulate a story with data

  • Ability to identify opportunities to establish efficient and robust processes

  • Flexibility to work across multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities

  • Demonstrate client service focus and ability to build relationships across levels

  • Strong team player with experience in working with teams in different time zones

  • Experience within a Benefits & Wellness function a plus


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.© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2019. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

Job ID2019-56203

Schedule TypeFull Time




DivisionHuman Capital Management

Business UnitBenefits & Wellness

Employment TypeEmployee