Trade Accountant

  • Post Date: February 9, 2022
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Job Overview

Finance – Zinc Copper 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 Zinc Copper 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:

Ongoing or freshly qualified Chartered Accountant (CA/CPA/ACCA) or master’s in accounting

Knowledge of IFRS

Sound knowledge of Excel, SAP S4 Hana Fi/Co is an asset

Advanced English language ability, both written and spoken

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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