Trade Accountant

  • Post Date: March 7, 2022
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Job Overview

Finance – Nickel Alloys Marketing Department

We are looking for a motivated and eager candidate with a keen interest in the commodity trading and derivative environment to join the Finance Back Office team in the Nickel Alloys marketing department.

The main tasks and responsibilities include:

Period close:

Execute the month end trade accounting close per profit center based on International Financial Reporting Standards ‘IFRS’

Review the department’s trial balance for IFRS technical compliance

Prepare detailed monthly IFRS P/L and working capital reporting

Reconcile the middle office and trade accounting month end P/L’s and document and explain any breaks

Review and reconcile department SG&A/overhead reporting

Review and reconcile department management reporting

Support regional offices with technical accounting challenges during period close

Intra period close:

In collaboration with the Middle Office, remedy processes leading to prior month P/L reconciliation breaks

Support the front and middle office including corporate teams with the preparation of ad-hoc departmental financial reports and analysis

Coordinate the department’s external audit, internal audit and financial governance processes

Execute departmental financial governance testing

Maintaining professional and technical accounting, finance and controls knowledge

Review and control the department’s application access and segregation of duties

Structure deals:

In collaboration with the Middle Office, conclude on and document the IFRS accounting treatment for new structured deals in advance of execution

Price curve modelling:

Validate the IFRS compliance of Middle Office price curves


Automate manual journal entries to ensure straight through processing to the general ledger

Review and control the calibration of system generated journal entries

In collaboration with other trade accounting teams, identify and implement accounting best practice including processes and internal controls

Qualifications and requirements:

Background in Accounting with three to five years of trade accounting experience in a commodity trading or financial institution

Chartered Accounting qualification (CA/CPA/ACCA) with “Big Four” articles experience

Working knowledge of commodity trading systems and ERP integration

Working knowledge of ERP’s, especially SAP FI/Co and BW

Advanced knowledge of MS Office tools, especially Excel

Advanced English language ability, both written and spoken

Keen interest in trading, derivatives, business process automation, internal control, efficiency and improvement

The ideal candidate is:

Adaptable, dynamic and organised with a positive and enthusiastic attitude

Good communicators, that Interact well within a team and actively manage expectations

Take initiative in resolving issues in a structured methodical manner

Have a strong sense of responsibility and ownership, and are attentive to detail, in a fast moving environment.

Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary120,000 CHF
  • Career LevelOthers
  • Experience4 Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYBanking
  • QualificationMaster’s Degree
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