Trade Accounting Manager

Job Type:
Commerce & Industry
Central London
£70 000 - 80 000 plus benefits
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New opportunity for a Trade Accounting Manager to join a physical commodities client going through a renewed phase of strategic growth based in London. We are searching for a qualified accountant with blue chip experience in trade accounting / product control (physical commodities are of great advantage), who has the gravitas and capability to build relationships with front office traders, challenge and drive forwards business performance through key analysis. An ideal next step in a management role whilst also remaining hands on in finance 


The primary responsibility of the Trade Accountant is to control and report high quality and value adding financial information related to commercial activity. This is a key role in an exciting part of the business, involving close interaction with trading teams, finance and risk. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the business.


  • The individual undertaking this role would ideally be a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent) with solid demonstrable experience of both trade and financial accounting.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience gained within a commodities or banking.
  • Experience of working within physical commodities trading would be desirable.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports and projections.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The role requires a well organised and efficient individual who can manage competing deadlines with strict time constraints.
  • Flexible, proactive and willing to take on additional tasks as the department’s workload requires.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and seek continuous improvement to reporting and control processes.


The selected candidate will be working as part of a global finance team interfacing with the Division’s trading business, its related operations, and other departments across the international group. Our ideal candidate will have proven experience of operating within a fast-paced trading environment with a proactive approach to transactional activities, financial reporting and control.

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