• Investment Banking Division, Assistant, Johannesburg

    Location(s) ZA-Johannesburg
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Investment Banking Division
    Business Unit
    New Markets Coverage
    Employment Type



    Our division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas.



    Are you passionate about working with teams, helping your teams achieve the best results, keeping people focused and on track, and making things happen? The Investment Banking Division is looking for an administrative professional to join the team based in Johannesburg. This individual will support team members in our Investment Banking Division of all levels from managing director to analyst



    Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division aspires to be the leading trusted advisor and financier to our clients, which include corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, governments and public authorities and boards of directors and special committees.


    At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. 



    This role is for a full time assistant to support a team of investment bankers in the Johannesburg office. 

    • Extensive diary management, especially for managing directors
    • Arranging travel; organizing and providing detailed travel schedules
    • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to organize client meetings and full trip agendas
    • Processing expenses and invoices in a timely manner
    • Arranging internal and client meetings on and off the GS campus - booking of conference rooms and catering, registering guests, ensuring materials organized
    • Adhering to Compliance regulations and gaining the relevant approvals
    • General team admin including photocopying, printing, attendance tracking, and fielding calls
    • Act as an integral member of the team; maintaining a high level of awareness of current priorities and support required
    • Regularly facilitate knowledge sharing within the team and ensure relevant information is disseminated accordingly
    • Involved in client event organization
    • Flexibility to support assistant colleagues and cover when necessary

    Skills & Experience required

    • Solid organizational skills – ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork; ability and willingness to work collaboratively
    • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and confidently
    • Hard working, strong work ethic with a positive attitude; flexible and reliable
    • Ability to work well under pressure and stay professional in a busy environment
    • Proactivity – ability to take initiative, follow up where necessary without prompting and seek clarification when needed
    • Discretion – ability to handle sensitive matters confidentially at all times
    • Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)



    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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