Finance & Accounting

Product Controller - Trading

Finance & Accounting
£40000 - £45000 per annum
West London
27.03.2019 05:15 PM
My client is looking for a newly qualified accountant for a product control role in the financial services commodity sector.

This client is a successful trading and investments group based in London. They run commodity-trading businesses dealing in oil, carbon, power and gas. They also seed and manage two long/short hedge funds, one upstream and the other downstream, and seed and build start-up ventures. This is a high-energy environment with a creative and proactive culture where you will be able to use your initiative and contribute enthusiastically.

The role is primarily focused on supervising trade and cash processing, maintaining strict controls and investigating differences, revaluing financial instruments, and reconciling P&L to the trading system. You will become familiar with exchange traded FCM statements and OTC products; both spot trades and a range of derivatives including futures, forwards, options, swaps and swaptions, all traded in major currencies.

Working as part of a team of 5, you will also be exposed to a wide variety of tasks covering: Financial Statements, management accounts, VAT and corporation tax plus regulatory filings. The role is relatively fluid, allowing you to make your mark in an ever-changing business environment. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in financial services.

You will:
-use Excel regularly to an advanced level, understanding complex formulae;
-have a keen interest in financial instruments;
-have an eye for detail and a hands-on approach;
-be a team player with a flexible mind-set;
-have a strong and demonstrable interest in IT and automation;
-be a newly qualified holder of a recognised CCAB accountancy qualification or equivalent

We are also interested in someone who might have any of these other useful attributes to offer (although not required these are desirable):
-knowledge of financial products;
-knowledge of the energy sector
-experience in working with accounting standards and producing financial statements

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in the above position. Click apply!

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