Newly Qualified Accountant
£40000 - £50000 + Bonus + Benefits


They are a successful trading and investments group with a focus on commodity trading dealing in oil, carbon, power and gas as well as managing two energy focussed hedge funds. They are also involved in venture capital start-ups in the energy sector. Their environment is fast moving with a proactive culture which encourages employees to use initiative and actively contribute to success in always changing environment. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in financial services and become exposed to a wide variety of tasks and financial instruments in a fast moving trading environment.


  • Newly/Recently qualified accountant and a keen interest in financial instruments;
  • Able to use Excel regularly to an advanced level, understanding complex formulae;
  • Have an eye for detail and a hands-on approach and be a team player with a flexible mind-set;
  • Have a strong and demonstrable interest in IT and automation;

Other useful attributes to offer (although not a requirement these are desirable):

  • Knowledge of financial products;
  • Knowledge of the energy sector;
  • Experience in working with accounting standards and producing financial statements;


Working as part of a team of 5, the role is relatively fluid, allowing you to have responsibility in an ever-changing business environment.

  • The prime focus of the role is on supervising trade and cash processing and maintaining strict controls;
  • Investigating differences, revaluing financial instruments, and reconciling P&L to the trading system;
  • You will become familiar with exchange traded FCM statements and OTC products; both spot trades and a range of derivatives including futures, forwards, options, swaps and swaptions, all traded in major currencies.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of tasks covering: Financial Statements, management accounts, VAT and corporation tax plus regulatory filings.