Trading Finance Accountant

 

Trading Finance Accountant
Qualifications
• University degree in the finance field 
• Post degree accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
Knowledge and Skills
• Sound knowledge of management accounting techniques and reporting tools (e.g. SUN, SAP) 
• Sound knowledge of financial reporting (including UK GAAP and IFRS) 
• Knowledge and experience in the application of IAS 39, preferably working with energy commodities 
• Able to balance accounting and control requirements with the commercial needs of the organisation
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills 
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure 
• Clear and confident communication style ( including communicating to non-accountants, writing accounting papers) 
• Analytical and numerical
Desirable:
• Strong understanding of UK VAT and income tax rules
Experience
• Experience in a management accounting role, preferably within the UK energy sector 
• Experience of interpreting complex contracts and applying IFRS (IAS 39 & other relevant) standards. 
• Experience in implementing accounting standard and policy changes within a business area 
• Lead role in implementing systems/new business processes (project work) 
• Demonstrated ability to perform self-review and improve processes 
• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly organised and logical manner
Desirable:
• Operational exposure to a commodity settlement environment in the UK Power or Gas market (products include power, gas, emissions) 
• Accounts payable and receivable experience
Behavioural Capabilities
• Able to prioritise and manage multiple and concurrent deadlines 
• Highly organised, accurate with strong attention to detail 
• Proactive and able to work without direct supervision 
• Commitment to achieving results 
• Commitment to driving improvements 
• Desire to understand the full picture 
• Adaptable to changing business requirements 
• Able to deliver results as a member of a team and build relationships with key stakeholders
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