Job accountant in London, England at Richard James Recruitment Specialists

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Company Richard James Recruitment Specialists
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address London, United Kingdom
Salary 50000 - 35000 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location London, England

Job Description

Our client is experiencing significant growth being a global energy company, who focus on renewable energy and power.

Due to this growth they are searching for a Trade Accountant to join the growing international Finance team. The successful person will have a strong derivative accounting background, with previous experience in a commodity trading environment. As a global role, this person can be based in either Berlin or London.

This will be a full-time role, owning the following responsibilities:

  • Review daily P&L reports and associated reconciliations.
  • Assist with month-end Accounting close and internal/external reporting requirements.
  • Review forward book ensuring proper derivative accounting standards are followed.
  • Ensure appropriate substantiation of any trading-related balance sheet values and proper documentation of all realized trading income.
  • Work with the trading organization and management to help communicate variances between the general ledger gross profit and the daily P&L reports generated by the risk system.
  • Assist in the continued development of Finance and Accounting systems and procedures.
  • Provide insight to the design and participate in testing of ETRM solutions being developed for use in Finance.
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis and requested reporting as needed.

In addition to a strong derivative background in accounting, we are looking for somebody with the following:


  • Significant experience working in a commodity trading organization in financial control and accounting.
  • Exposure to the Daily P&L process in a commodity trading environment.
  • Prior experience working with large raw data sets and manipulating in Excel.
  • Ability to develop relationships with multiple stakeholders including traders, marketers, risk & IT professionals.
  • Experience working with or in other departments, such as Risk, Middle Office, Operations, Settlements.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Accounting or Finance; further qualifications such as an MBA or other post-graduate degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the energy trading industry, specifically the power, natural gas, or crude markets is desirable.
  • Familiarity with commodity financial instruments such as futures, swaps and options, as well as basic valuation methodologies is desirable.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IAS/IFRS accounting standards.
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, Excel, SQL, VBA, Python, or equivalents.


  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a lean, start-up environment in a hands-on and independent manner.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to act as a team-player in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Resilient under pressure; able to remain calm and effective when faced with multiple requests or demands at the same time.

Job Location

London, England

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