Accounting Manager

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    Finance & Risk

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    Sarah Stott

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    6 months ago

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Opportunity for an Accountant/Controlling & Performance Accountant.  The purpose of this role is to conduct complex financial analysis and support the financial controlling department with analysis neccessary for operational and strategic management of the company.  Other activities include consistent, timely and accurate financial planning, forecasting, performance management and reporting activities to support management decision making and steering.

Key responsibilities:
Prepares financial analysis, reports, and budget forecasts for the Italian entity.  Delivers and constantly improves efficient, reliable and timely core controlling activties including financial reporting, budgeting and financial planning (MTP)
Assists in the Italian company's monthly and yearly closing
Contributes to the design and management of the budget process (MTP) for both entities

Performance Management:

  • Designs, implements and produces effective performance management reports for both entities.  For London this includes both regular and ad-hoc performance reporting with in-depth analysis across multiple dimensions (price, freight, demurrage etc) Automation of existing reports
  • Reporting and analysis for Italy covering both CCS and Transfer Pricing requirements, including inventory losses, foreign exchange, fees etc
  • Forecasting of cashflows for both entities
  • Prevents inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting for both entities
  • Reviews financial data periodically to ensure fairness and completeness of the data for both entities
  • Assists in special projects whenever requested. 
  • Participates in the optimization and harmonization of controlling relevant IT systems
  • Ensures compliance with issued controlling guidelines and standards
  • Co-operates with managers and team leaders in the promotion of HSSE good practice by adopting appropriate behaviours
  • Adheres to HSSE instructions and procedures
  • Reporting practices, behaviours and equipment and HSSE concerns and incidents
  • Actively supports a HSSE culture, offering improvement suggestions and participating in review of work practices and procedure

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters degree
  • Accounting qualification
  • University degree in Finance
  • Controlling

Skills and Experience:

  • Must include 2 years of experience either working in, or auditing of, an oil trading business
  • More than 2 years after Masters or 5 years after Bachelors including Accounting qualification
  • Solid understanding of all the core elements within own discipline, good knowledge of the interdependencies and can manage interfaces with other disciplines
  • Positive attitude with a solution-oriented approach
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team player working in a global environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of adopting a variety of styles to interact with clients on the trading floor, senior management and colleagues 
  • Strong problem solving skills with the creativity to propose different options and build consensus
  • Able to demonstrate intergrity, courage and sound ethical judgment
  • Ability to deliver on tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills