Financial Operations Analyst

We have an excellent opportunity for a Financial Operations Analyst to join a Leading Energy Trading House in Central London.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completion of the day to day workload as prescribed by your line manager.

  • Ensuring resolution of any day-to-day operational issues and escalating where appropriate.

  • Building relationships, both internally and externally, to create and support business information flow.

  • Complete the end-to-end invoicing process, including:

  • Physical Receivable Invoice Process (including provisional and prepayment invoices): Create, check and dispatch receivable invoices across physical trades and secondary costs

  • Physical Payable Invoice Process (including provisional and prepayment invoices): Receive, validate and process payable invoices across physical trades and secondary costs

  • Brokerage Payable Invoice Process: Receive, validate and process broker statements

  • Errors and Invoice Amendment: Problem solve process invoice errors and amendments with support from other functions, as required.

  • Monitor receivables, including cash application and debt management.

  • Monitor intercompany balances and invoicing processes.

  • Liaising with internal desks/teams, in particular Operations and Risk Management, on the resolution of settlement disputes.

  • Monitor and resolve queries from external parties escalating where required.

  • Resolving settlements issues to improve our balance sheet position on all settlements runs – including working with Finance teams to continuously evolve ways of improving the cash conversion cycle.

  • Follow team processes to ensure all counterparty, billing and settlement information is in line with company policy and up to date.

  • Support and review regular updates of the internal processes within the FinOps area.

  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the scope of Finance Operations, to drive efficiency and improved performance.

  • Meet KPI’s and performance targets allocated to your area.

  • Provide review and commentary to team reporting and analytics such as month end open items reporting.

  • Support the manager with periodic and ad hoc management reporting.

  • Ad hoc duties as required.

 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in settlements (desirable).

  • Knowledge of trading.

  • Knowledge of straight-through processing from trading to accounting (desirable).

  • Focus on operational improvement.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Good attention to detail (analytical, methodological and tenacious).

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage your workload effectively.

  • Willing to learn new subjects and acquire new skills.

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; especially Excel.