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Goldman Sachs & Co. HCM, Benefits & Wellness Finance, Associate - 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 an Associate 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 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

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

  • Partner with Global 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)

  • Create financial models, including forecasting, budgeting, and long-range planning

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

Accounting and Control

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

  • 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

Reporting and Analytics

  • Historical trending and analysis of expenses and other firmwide metrics

  • Month to month fluctuation analytics

  • Actual vs. Budget reporting & analytics

  • All program reporting by division by region

  • Other ad-hoc financial analysis




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

  • 4-7 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

  • Relevant business experience demonstrating:

  • Successful project management and leadership within a team

  • Complex analytic project design and execution

  • Professional communication and thought-partnership with clients and stakeholders

  • Experience within a Benefits & Wellness function a plus



At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more:https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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Location(s)US-UT-Salt Lake City

Job ID2021-72025

Schedule TypeFull Time




DivisionHuman Capital Management

Business UnitBenefits & Wellness

Employment TypeEmployee