Global Investment Research, Content Management Group, Equity Research Translator English to Japanese

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB WHO WE ARE  The Goldman Sachs Group is a bank holding company and a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of services worldwide 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 centers around the world. We are committed to growing our distinctive Culture and upholding our core values which always place our client's interests first. These values are reflected in our Business Principles, which emphasise integrity, commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork. 


DIVISION OVERVIEW  Global Investment Research (GIR) produces the fundamental research and analysis of industries, companies, and economies, which drive commercial business for the firm. We develop relationships with investing clients and help them achieve superior returns through our industry insights and investment ideas.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS JOB SUMMARY  Goldman Sachs has an opening in its Global Investment Research department in London for an experienced English to Japanese translator, preferably NYSE Series 16 qualified. The successful candidate will be a native-level Japanese speaker with an excellent grasp of the English language, with a particular emphasis on reading competence, and experience in macroeconomic, financial and/or equity research translation. S/he will be a dedicated professional who will work closely with our large team of equity research analysts and editorial/production staff contributing to the production of analytical research reports. The successful candidate will be a member of the Japan Content Management Group, which is responsible for the translation, editing, clearance, printing and distribution of Japan Investment Research product. Applicants should have significant experience as a translator and/or Japanese-language supervisory analyst. Prior experience working in a Windows-based PC environment is necessary. We are looking for an experienced, responsible team player who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work efficiently to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage the translation/product review process as well as work on ad hoc projects.
  • Work closely with research analyst teams.
  • Meet deadlines and function professionally under deadline pressure.
  • Use proprietary applications to manage workflow.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as an equity research/financial/business translator (translation skills must be demonstrated through a standard test.)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of trends in Japan and the Japanese language
  • Relevant financial qualifications advantageous (NYSE Series 16, CMA, CFA)
  • Knowledge of basic accounting terms and calculations; familiarity with a broad range of securities, business and industry terminology; an understanding of equity valuation and economic concepts
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft desktop software: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Proven time-management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and juggle several projects at the same time and to work under tight deadline pressure.
  • Reliable team player, but also able and happy to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (must manage relationships with large group of internal clients, including direct managers, analyst teams and global editorial counterparts.)
  • High motivation: a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, a genuine interest in business and the financial markets, and the desire to broaden his or her skill base through study
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge
  • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Teamwork: Gives evidence of being a strong team player and collaborates with others within and across teams
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner
  • Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead and finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Ideally university graduate. Goldman Sachs is an equal opportunity employer.

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.  © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2018. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.