Commodity Financial Operations Analyst

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a successful, renowned Global Commodity Trading house. This role is based in the Finance team in London, which is the HQ for Oil and Gas trading activities.

As a new Financial Operations/Settlements Analyst, you will be accountable for supporting the Financial Operations Manager in ensuring a timely, accurate and complete end-to-end settlements process for all London Trading Desks within the Oil Group. You will also support the team to ensure all settlements targets and KPI’s are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completion of the day-to-day workload as prescribed by your line manager.
  • Ensuring resolution of any day-to-day operational issues and escalating where appropriate.
  • Building relationships, both internally and externally, to create and support business information flow.
  • Complete the end-to-end invoicing process, including:
    • Physical Receivable Invoice Process (including provisional and prepayment invoices): Create, check, and dispatch receivable invoices across physical trades and secondary costs.
    • Physical Payable Invoice Process (including provisional and prepayment invoices): Receive, validate, and process payable invoices across physical trades and secondary costs.
    • Brokerage Payable Invoice Process: Receive, validate, and process broker statements.
    • Errors and Invoice Amendment: Problem solve process invoice errors and amendments with support from other functions, as required.
    • Monitor receivables, including cash application and debt management.
  • Monitor intercompany balances and invoicing processes.
  • Liaising with internal desks/teams, in particular Operations and Risk Management, on the resolution of settlement disputes.
  • Monitor and resolve queries from external parties escalating where required.
  • Resolving settlements issues to improve our balance sheet position on all settlements runs: including working with Finance teams to continuously evolve ways of improving the cash conversion cycle.
  • Follow team processes to ensure all counterparty, billing and settlement information is in line with company policy and up to date.
  • Support and review regular updates of the internal processes within the FinOps area.
  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the scope of Finance
  • Operations, to drive efficiency and improved performance.
  • Meet KPI’s and performance targets allocated to your area.
  • Provide review and commentary to team reporting and analytics such as month end open items reporting.
  • Support the manager with periodic and ad hoc management reporting.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in settlements (desirable).
  • Knowledge of trading.
  • Knowledge of straight-through processing from trading to accounting (desirable).
  • Focus on operational improvement.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good attention to detail (analytical, methodological, and tenacious).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your workload effectively.
  • Willing to learn new subjects and acquire new skills.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; especially Excel.


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