Derivative and Technical Accountant – Commodity Trading ; Global Energy Company

  • Contract
  • London
  • Rate: c. £500 Per Day
  • Reference: J19483

World Leading Energy Company has an exciting opportunity for a Derivative and Technical Accountant within their Commodity Trading business.  This opportunity would provide a great introduction to one of the world’s largest commodity trading businesses – you’ll sharpen your accounting expertise, learn about deal drivers and valuation techniques and become a valued business partner to diverse decision-makers all over the world.

About The Role:

You’ll be part of a 14-strong global team (based in London, Singapore and Houston) who advise on the accounting treatment of new business proposals.  You’ll work collaboratively with stakeholders across finance and the business, be interested in understanding the business and deal drivers, and have a hand in how they get implemented and reported.
Develop expertise on IFRS derivative accounting standards and apply these to prepare and analyse derivative accounting entries to ensure Trading business activities are fairly represented in the financial results.
Adopt a Controllers’ mindset throughout the quarterly financial reporting process and remain vigilant to gaps or errors in existing processes and data integrity as/when these arise in close collaboration with wider Finance teams.
Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset to drive process improvement to improve efficiency and effectiveness of reported numbers.

About You:

A qualified accountant, with finance experience (including accounting & reporting) either in a commodity trading environment or with an accounting practice or other large corporate.
A knowledge of accounting standards such as financial instruments (IFRS 9 and 7), fair value (IFRS13) and leasing (IFRS16).  But the ever-evolving nature of deals means equally important is the ability to identify key deal features and be able to research issues, apply concepts and provide clear written analysis and advise.
Able to apply judgment as for many deals, there will not be prescriptive policies or IFRS guidance.
Able to work across different finance teams, an ability to influence others and to make supportable and actionable recommendations

This needs combining with a positive attitude and an ability to work within a large, globally dispersed project team in a multi-cultural environment. You also need to be a self-starter, a logical thinker and a quick learner, with strong initiative and excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to write clearly and concisely. We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed or religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. Specialising within Energy Trading, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets and TV & Entertainment, Eaglecliff Recruitment is ISO accredited, a Member of REC and listed within the top 4% for Financial stability by Dun & Bradstreet. Please telephone for an immediate response or email your CV for a reply within one hour. Eaglecliff Ltd is acting in the capacity of an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for contractor resourcing

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