• Internal Audit, Executive Assistant, London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Administration, Facilities & Security, Audit
    Internal Audit
    Business Unit
    Internal Audit - Exec Mgmt
    Employment Type


    In Internal Audit, we ensure that Goldman Sachs maintains effective controls by assessing the reliability of financial reports, monitoring the firm’s compliance with laws and regulations, and advising management on developing smart control solutions. Our group has unique insight on the financial industry and its products and operations. We’re looking for detail-oriented team players who have an interest in financial markets and want to gain insight into the firm’s operations and control processes.




    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.




    The primary role of Internal Audit is to help protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organisation. Internal Audit independently assesses the firms internal control structure. We provide assurance that financial reporting is reliable, that there is compliance with applicable laws and regulations and that the firms operations are effectively controlled. We assist management in identifying risk and commercially managing risk by providing advice in developing control solutions and monitoring the implementation of managements control measures. IA assists the firms Board of DirectorsAudit Committee in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and regularly interacts with the external independent auditors.


    Internal Audit is organised into global teams of business and technology auditors:

    • Securities - covers the Firms Sales, Trading and Insurance businesses; including related supporting control functions such as Operations, Technology, Product Control and Divisional Compliance
    • Investment Banking covers the firm’s banking activities and Global Investment Research operations
    • Investment Management - covers the firms Private Wealth Management, Asset Management and Merchant Banking businesses
    • Corporate - covers the firms Risk Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Reporting areas as well as Human Capital Management, Services and the Executive Office
    • CCBD – covers Marcus, the Firms new retail platform and consumer banking area


    • Opportunity to join the Internal Audit administration team to provide assistant coverage for six Managing Directors, including two heads of EMEA Internal Audit. Coverage for this group is split between two assistants, this role being one of them
    • Daily diary and telephone management, including prioritisation and coordination with senior stakeholders and assistants to resolve conflicts, often at short notice
    • Booking international travel for Managing Directors and processing expenses
    • Providing adhoc support to wider senior management group when required
    • Acting as the main point of contact for administrative queries for the department
    • Co-ordinating the onboarding of new hires and consultants, overseeing the process from start to finish
    • Organising departmental meetings with members of the leadership team and co-ordinating materials and agendas any leadership meetings
    • Invoice processing (consultants and students invoices)
    • Owning and organising the departmental seating plan and making desk arrangements and providing building access for visitors
    • Audit Report issuance
    • Producing and formatting presentations for senior management for meetings with both internal and external stakeholders



    • Previous experience in a relevant role, i.e. as an assistant supporting at senior management/managing director level, preferably within the financial services industry
    • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook and advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills
    • Strong attention to detail; particularly when issuing audit reports and producing presentations for senior leadership
    • The role would suit a self-starter who is keen to make the role their own and develop processes to make ensure the department runs smoothly from an administrative perspective
    • Collaborative, can-do attitude and an eagerness to grow with the department. This role works very closely with another assistant, as well as the department’s senior leadership, so the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships is a must



    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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