Trade Accountant

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    Finance & Risk, Oil Trading, Shipping and Supply

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  • Contact:

    Orit Brown

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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We are looking for a Trade Accountant to join a leading commodities trading house in Central London.  You should be a self-starter and confident presenting to senior stakeholders and non-finance professionals

The Trade Accounting Team sits within the Oil Division Accounting Department and is responsible for monthly trading financial statement close, income statement analysis, working capital reporting, and other ad-hoc projects.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Trading P/L control and quarterly fair value review
• Inter-company reconciliations with Singapore and New York
• Monthly London P/L and Working Capital reporting for local traders
• Monthly Global desk level P/L and Working Capital analysis for Global Desk Heads
• Monthly desk commentaries and gross margin analysis preparation
• TVM rationalisation for Risk Managers and Traders
• Ad-hoc queries and projects

Key Skills & Qualifications
• Part Qualified Accounting Professional (ACA / CIMA/ ACCA)
• Educated to University level in an analytical subject
• Strong Excel knowledge, ideally able to use and understand complex Excel formulas
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Confident presenting to senior stakeholders and non-finance professionals
• A self-starter, able to work without close supervision and be keen to carry through improvements wherever identified
• Flexible, should be able to multi task and efficiently prioritise tasks in response to demands and pressures from
 various different stakeholders.
• Experience of SAP, Bex, Analysis for Office, Word, PowerPoint would all be an advantage