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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS EMEA Regulatory Policy Team
The Regulatory Policy team sits within the Controllers department within the EMEA Finance division. Regulatory Controllers are responsible for ensuring that Goldman Sachs UK and European regulated entities maintain adequate capital resources to meet their commitments and to withstand the risks to which the business is subject, e.g. Market Risk, Credit Risk and Operational Risk, and other risks as assessed in our ICAAPs. The Regulatory Policy team is a specialist unit which analyses and advocates on regulatory developments focusing not just on UK but also EU prudential regulations, whether from Basel, PRA or EU authorities. The team also focuses on existing regulatory capital rules providing written interpretations, transaction analysis and updates and advice to stakeholders.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate to participate in an important area of regulatory change and be involved in developing the Firms thinking and approach to implementing these evolving regulatory requirements. The role will include current and future policy analysis and advocacy focusing on Capital Resources, RWA and Leverage ratio policy issues. The individual will be responsible for assessing the regulatory requirements related to these areas, liaising with the regulatory reporting teams, business areas, Finance and Government Affairs functions to manage the full life-cycle of regulatory change from initial ideology stages through rule legislation and ultimately to implementation into our policies, in-house systems and transaction review. It will also involve working with the US teams involved in similar policy roles at GS Group level.
Analyse new regulatory change from Basel, UK and EU regulators including revisions to the capital requirements regulation and related requirements
Communicate and seek input on regulatory developments to/from internal stakeholders
Contribute to and help form the local and global advocacy approaches in conjunction with New York Policy Team and the Office of Government Affairs
Meet with external policymakers and peer firms to put forward and discuss potential improvements to future and existing rules
Represent the firm's views and coordinate with industry trade associations
Coordinate impact assessments of new regulatory updates and the impact on the firm
Provide written interpretations of EU and UK rules including new and revisions to a suite of policy documents
Liaise with wider stakeholders across business areas, Risk, Controllers, Legal and Technology to develop appropriate requirements, processes and solutions
Provide transactions advice and support to business areas on local and US rules in arriving at Return on Equity measures
Understanding and familiarity of other regulatory developments is encouraged, including liquidity requirements, stress testing, ICAAP and derivatives market regulation (e.g. EMIR and MIFID), although these areas are not the direct responsibility of the team.
Experience & Qualifications
An accountancy qualification (ACA/CA/ACCA) is desired but not essential
Functional Expertise: an understanding of Regulatory Reporting, in particular both EU & UK Regulatory Reporting requirements is preferred but not essential
Regulatory knowledge: an understanding of the regulatory capital rules would be preferred including knowledge of IRB, VaR, Pillar 2, Leverage Ratio, Basel 2 & 3 & 3.1, CRD IV, CRD V
Proven project management and organisational skills including taking ownership for key policy related change projects as well as managing a variety of stakeholders across the firm
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