Internal Audit - Centre of Excellence - Agile Coach - Senior Analyst / Associate - London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
In Internal Audit, we independently assess the firms overall control environment by assessing the firm's governance processes and controls, and risk management and capital and anti-financial crime frameworks. 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. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world Internal Audit (IA) supports the Board of Directors Audit Committee and senior firm leadership in fulfilling their oversight roles by independently assessing the firm's internal control structure, raising awareness of control risk, providing advice to management in developing control solutions, and monitoring the implementation of management's control measures.
Agile Centre of Excellence
Our Mission Statement
Agile in Internal Audit will drive better project and people management practices by enhancing collaboration and empowering teams, resulting in timely and valuable insights to our stakeholders. We embrace the principles of Agile to achieve 'Better, Happier and Faster' outcomes through how we work as a team and as individuals.
What We Do
The Internal Audit Agile Centre of Excellence is tasked with transforming the division to be Agile with the aim to improve efficiencies and consistently drive effective outcomes. Our global team achieves this by training and coaching audit teams on the Agile frameworks and overseeing the development of Agile strategies and practices for department wide initiatives.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
  • Provide ongoing instruction and support to IA teams mainly in EMEA on the implementation of Agile practices (i.e. Agile coaching) and the Agile framework developed by the IA division
  • Deliver periodic Agile trainings to the IA department globally
  • Assist and support IA department leadership through the implementation of Agile practices for global processes
  • Assess IA teams mainly in EMEA on the adoption of Agile practices and determine the appropriate level of Agile coaching on a quarterly basis
  • Assist in the analysis and reporting of the Agile implementation strategy across the department globally
  • Participate in department-wide initiatives aimed at continually improving IA's processes and supporting infrastructure
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Computer Engineering/Science or related field
  • Two to six (2-6) years of experience in the job offered or in internal audit, or related control function, preferably within the financial services industry
  • Certifications in Agile Methodologies and/or Scrum
  • Experience as a Scrum Master on an Agile team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • Designing and/or delivering training to Internal Audit departments within the banking and financial services industry
  • Strong understanding of risk and control concept with the ability to evaluate and determine adequacy of internal control framework
  • Providing verbal and written agile updates to senior stakeholders, including executive-level stakeholders
  • Experience with Jira issue & project tracking software


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