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Goldman Sachs & Co. Finance Planning & Analysis-Allocations Transformation Analyst - Bengaluru in Bengaluru, Indiana


Goldman Sachs Overview:

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, Bangalore, Hong Kong

and other major financial centers around the world.

Divisional Overview:

Finance Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) partners with firm and divisional leadership to understand and

manage risks and create solutions through quantitative analysis, projecting and forecasting. We are

responsible for firmwide business planning and transformation initiatives. The business planning

function collaborates with groups across the firm to develop and manage the firm’s forward looking

strategic and financial plans, including the firm’s P&L and financial resources. We identify Key

Performance Indicators (“KPIs”) and measure the firm’s performance against these metrics. FP&A is also

charged with executing initiatives to transform, streamline and innovate business processes across the

firm. These initiatives focus on the availability and reliability of financial information for internal


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.


Position Summary:

The Allocations and Attributions team within FP&A is responsible for the consistent allocation treatment across the organization and functional alignment by creating a single allocation system to simplify, standardize, and increase transparency of costs and their drivers / metrics.

The role requires collaboration with different functions and divisions across the firm on a regular basis, an ability to work independently and ability to interact with senior professionals. 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.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with divisions and groups across the firm on a regular basis to analyze and strategies allocation model

  • Monthly maintenance and review of allocations by analyzing and improving the robustness of the Allocation process

  • Build a strong governance process for managing firmwide department and engineering project allocations

  • Subject Matter expertise on Allocation tools and reporting cubes to manage and resolve user queries

  • Partner with Engineering finance to effectively manage Core Engineering allocation process

  • Partner with Data Governance team for Reference Data Management pertaining to Allocations

  • Leading the team’s efforts to identify areas where we can better leverage technology and automate processes

  • Develop and monitor data quality metrics and reporting

  • Provide thought leadership and participate in projects / initiatives to improve upstream / downstream data flows and processes

  • Serve in an advisory role for organizational restructures, allocation management and other strategic reporting initiatives

  • Partner with FP&A Engineering teams to gather and understand functional requirements, streamline processes and develop/enhance reporting models

Experience / Skills

  • Finance Professional with experience – preferably with prior process design, information management, or data governance experience

  • Experience in Financial Planning or Business Analysis also preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to summarize and present information at a management level

  • Clear and effective communications skills both verbally and in writing. Experience working in a global organization preferred

  • Strong networking skills to establish contacts and partnerships with other teams in Goldman Sachs

  • Impeccable attention to detail, ability to organize own time and work independently

  • Ability to work in a team based environment and to interface with employees at all levels

  • Willingness to challenge current practices, suggest new ways of working, and offer value-added ideas

  • Adapt easily to a dynamic organization and ability to work well under pressure

  • MS Office skills – Advanced MS Excel knowledge, basic proficiency on MS Power-Point

  • Proficiency with Hyperion / Essbase, Smart View preferred


Job ID2021-69899

Schedule TypeFull Time




DivisionFinance Planning and Analysis

Business UnitBusiness Finance

Employment TypeEmployee