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Accountant (0091)

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified candidate to work for a reputed Financial Services firm. The Accountant will be working as part of the existing Finance team, reporting to the EMEA CFO.

Responsibilities

  • To contribute to month-end and year-end accounting processes
  • To assist in the preparation of the daily back office system reconciliations
  • To assist in the preparation and submission of VAT returns, including partial exemption calculations
  • To assist in the preparation and submission of reports to the Group Treasury department
  • To cover for members of the Finance team (both for accounting and regulatory tasks) during their absence or unavailability, as required
  • To assist in the annual internal and external audit processes
  • To address any ad-hoc issues

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Newly-Qualified Accountant
  • Excellent IT skills particularly with VBA, Excel and Access
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail are essential
  • Experience of working within a commercial and fast paced environment
  • Financial Services industry experience preferable
  • Knowledge of UK and EU regulatory framework preferable
  • Knowledge of VAT preferable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and to meet every deadline
  • Motivated and flexible team player

Who We Are

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn.  We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.

Our global financial brokerage blends the heritage and experience of ED&F Man with our capital markets expertise. Our business ethos centres on integrity, trust, client care and astute risk management. We execute orders for institutional investors, hedge fund managers and professional traders across a broad range of asset classes including: metals; ags & softs; energy; foreign exchange; equities; fixed income; and futures & options.

Our services include trade processing, clearing, execution, market making and agency based electronic and voice brokerage. Using our world-class IT infrastructure, we also offer specialised connectivity, hosting, network and infrastructure services to firms seeking optimised low latency derivative trading and clearing solutions. Our strong capital base and balance sheet enable us to offer stability, assurance and strength.

Essential Behaviours

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship.

Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach.  Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things.

As part of the annual performance review, all employees are measured either against a set of five Leadership Essentials if you are a people manager or four Performance Essentials if you are an individual contributor.

Leadership
Essentials

1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates
5.Manages Resources

Performance
Essentials

1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates
 

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.  


 
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Location
London
3 London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9SG
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  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • Location - City:
    London
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