To £60,000 + plus Benefits, Bonus
W London 

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 focused hedge funds. They are also involved in venture capital start-ups in the energy sector. Within their industry they are a leading company within core energy commodity markets. 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 obtain exposure to a wide variety of tasks in a fast paced environment. The role requires an enthusiastic team player required for an accounting role with good opportunities for career progression. 

This role will suit someone with a flexible, organized, proactive attitude towards work with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

  • A highly numerate qualified accountant with a strong understanding of operational accounting including VAT or a soon to qualify accountant from a commodities background,
  • Strong academics including a strong class of degree e.g. 2:1 and strong A level grades (at least 3 B’s at A level);
  • Highly comfortable with mathematics and excel spreadsheets.
  • Financial derivatives understanding and interest.
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • 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 becoming a qualified accountant and pursuing a career in accountancy;
  • You will be a team player, and have a strong desire to learn.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Results orientated and self-motivated. 


  • Working as part of a team of 5, reporting to the Finance Director and joining a dynamic and growing finance department, this is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop further their career in accountancy.
  • As a member of the finance team, you will gain exposure to the accounting matters of multiple different areas of the business, from the commodity trading desks to the cash + risk management and services, to the complex derivative accounting and subsidiary companies. There will be many challenges and opportunities currently, and many more that will arise as the business continues its rapid growth trajectory. New business areas are constantly being cultivated and you will be expected to take the lead on new projects, new start-ups, working independently and taking ownership of your responsibilities in finding innovative solutions to existing and new challenges. All of this activity and growth provides a great environment for career progression.
  • In this role you will work with experienced and high performing colleagues who will be able to support you in your role. You will be comfortable analysing, manipulating and reconciling data; and will be involved in system processing, cross border transactions, management reporting and business analysis.  You will be exposed to a variety of businesses and financial products, analysing and reconciling data as well as preparing financial reports and management and financial accounts. You will also gain an understanding of booking, system processing, cross border transactions, management reporting and business analysis. You will be responsible for the transaction full cycle from initial recognition to preparation of Financial Statements.
  • You will work with Excel spreadsheets and Sage accounting software.
  • Additionally when required you will gain exposure to a wide variety of tasks covering, management accounts, VAT and corporation tax plus regulatory filings.