Senior Compliance Specialist

Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You’ll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.

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. From collaborative work spaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our Compliance professionals the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside of the office.


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 centers around the world.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

The Know Your Customer/Enhanced Due Diligence team within the Financial Crime Compliance Group is seeking an analyst/associate professional, ideally with prior brokerage and/or other financial industry experience. The analyst/associate will advise firm personnel on Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism-related matters and conduct enhanced due diligence on high-risk customer relationships to identify potential legal, financial crime or reputational risk. The analyst/associate will also support, develop and advise on the firm’s Client Identification Program, working closely with compliance, legal, operations, technology and business personnel to enhance firmwide financial crime-related infrastructure. The analyst/associate may be required to engage with clients to articulate legal and regulatory obligations and negotiate adherence to firmwide policies and procedures. The ideal candidate would have strong analytical, communication and writing skills, the ability to collaborate with others, manage projects and processes, as well as prioritise and balance a heavy workload. In this role, the analyst/associate would be expected to quickly gain an understanding of the firm’s businesses in conjunction with the rules and regulations under which the firm operates.

Principal Responsibilities
Conduct enhanced due diligence on high-risk customers to identify potential legal, regulatory or reputational risk
Provide guidance to the client onboarding teams and/or the business on anti-money laundering related matters
Work on anti-money laundering related projects as well as developing and enhancing compliance systems, policies and procedures
Preferred Qualifications
Strong academic record with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
Prior investment banking/financial services industry experience and knowledge of securities industry and products
Prior compliance experience and a technical understanding of applicable AML and Sanctions regulations
Experience of using data analytics tools and knowledge of structured query language required
Ability to work both independently and in team-oriented workflows
Ability to manage expectations of key stakeholders and to prioritise heavy workflows
Strong analytical and risk assessment skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to articulate complex matters in a succinct manner
Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues and clients
Strong critical thinking and ability to demonstrate good judgement
Proactive, self-motivated, detail-oriented and well-organised

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