Business Finance - Financial Planning & Analysis - Associate Job in Bengaluru at Goldmansachs

Divisional Overview Finance Planning & Analysis (“FP&A) is responsible for effectively managing the firm’s forward-looking business planning and strategic transformation initiatives. Our team collaborates with each of the firm’s businesses, Controllers, Corporate Treasury, Risk, among other groups at the firm, to gain the expertise required to provide critical analysis to project and forecast financial results. We use our expertise to execute strategic initiatives to provide internal clients, such as firm and divisional leadership, access to financial information more efficiently and effectively. Professionals in the Finance division have an analytical mindset, exhibit intellectual curiosity and are from diverse academic backgrounds.


Role Overview This role sits within the Business Planning team in FP&A.  The team’s main responsibility is to manage the firm’s planning process, including providing governance over the planning process, firmwide reporting and analysis of the strategic plans, and collaboration with various teams to execute the planning process. The role requires an ability to work independently and ability to interact with senior professionals in other planning areas.  It also entails in-depth analysis and reporting for senior management decision-making, therefore, eye to detail is a prerequisite for this role.  The candidate is required to work with counter parts across regions on projects and reporting.  Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Job Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Support Budget / Forecasting exercises including collaboration with different teams, creating the firmwide budget presentation and supporting materials to be shared with senior management

  • Leading the team’s efforts to identify areas where we can better leverage technology such as: Anaplan (the firm’s new planning software), management studio, ClearFactr

  • Leading the enhancement of the governance framework for the use of Anaplan across the planning processes

  • Preparation of different type of reports highlighting firmwide performance

  • Play key roles in global initiatives including current initiative in creating a more integrated planning process and reports build out in Anaplan

  • Support the team in finalizing presentations and documentation activities as requested for senior management meetings

  • Interaction with various groups within the firm such as the Anaplan Center of Excellence, divisional teams, firmwide strategy, investor relations, other FP&A teams

Basic Qualifications 

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with an excellent academic record

  • Preferably a Chartered Accountant

  • 5-6 years’ experience in Finance, Planning & Analysis

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal (written and verbal) skills

  • Attention to Detail

  • Ability to lead assignments to completion

  • Ability to multi-task & deliver under pressure

  • Solid work ethic and high levels of motivation

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