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Internal Audit - Frankfurt

Company/ Firm Name

Goldman Sachs


Frankfurt, Germany

Published Date

About the job:

Internal Audit – Regional Audit – Frankfurt


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.


Goldman Sachs Internal Auditors demonstrate strong risk and control mindsets, analytical, exercise professional skepticism and are able to challenge and discuss effectively with management on risks and control measures. We look for individuals who enjoy learning about audit, businesses and functions, have innovative and creative mindsets to adopt analytical techniques to enhance audit techniques, building relationships and are able to evolve and thrive in teamwork and in a fast-paced global environment.


As the third line of defense, Internal Audit's mission is to independently assess the firm's internal control structure, including the firm's governance processes and controls, and risk management and capital and anti-financial crime frameworks, raise awareness of control risk and monitor the implementation of management's control measures. In doing so, internal Audit:

  • Communicates and reports on the effectiveness of the firm's governance, risk management and controls that mitigate current and evolving risk

  • Raise awareness of control risk

  • Assesses the firm's control culture and conduct risks

  • Monitors management's implementation of control measures

Goldman Sachs Internal Audit comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds including chartered accountants, developers, risk management professionals, cybersecurity professionals, and data scientists. We are organized into global teams comprising business and technology auditors to cover all the firm's businesses and functions, including securities, investment banking, consumer and investment management, risk management, finance, cyber-security and technology risk, and engineering.

The Regional Audit team in Frankfurt is responsible for auditing the activities of Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE.


  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of business areas, its products, and supporting functions

  • Plan and execute audit testing to ensure audit fieldwork is focused on the right areas and      documentation meets high quality standards

  • Identify risks, assess mitigating controls, and make recommendations on improving the control      environment

  • Prepare commercially effective audit conclusions and findings, and present to IA senior      management and business stakeholders

  • Follow-up on open audit issues and their resolution


  • 4-year degree in a finance, accounting, risk management or quantitative discipline, and ideally a  graduate degree in a related subjectTeam-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability

  • 1-3 years of experience in internal audit, or an independent validation function within the financial services industry or Big 4 risk advisory

  • Strong interpersonal, and relationship management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid analytical skills

  • Good technical knowledge of relevant product areas

  • Highly motivated with the ability to multi-task and remain organized in a fast-paced environment

  • Awareness of relevant EU regulations

  • Relevant certification or industry accreditation (e.g., CPA, CFA, CIA) is a plus

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