Commodity Middle Office Analyst

Group 29

Salary

COMPETITIVE

Stroke 1

Role Type

Permanent

Group 7

Location

Zug, CH

Our client is a leading Commodity Trading house with a truly global reach;

We are looking for a motivated and eager candidate with a keen interest in the commodity trading and derivative environment to join the Finance Middle Office team

Key responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

Daily reporting

  • Daily P/L reporting per desk, including attribution and commentary
  • Daily position reporting per desk, including attribution and commentary
  • Actualisation review

Structure deal economics

  • Review and validation of initial deal economics including model integrity, accuracy and completeness
  • Structured deal performance review and reporting
  • Scenario analysis

Deal entry validation

  • Validate physical commodity deal entry against business confirmations and signed contracts, in close coordination with the front office
  • Validate physical commodity deal amendments against signed contract amendments, in close coordination with the front office

Controlling

  • Support Corporate Finance Operations with the daily resolution of broker reconciliation breaks
  • Validate Over the Counter ‘OTC’ deal entry against business confirmations and signed contracts, in close coordination with the front office
  • Validate OTC amendments against signed deal amendments, in close coordination with the front office
  • Follow up on unconfirmed deals, pending OTC deal finalisation and signature and/or amendments/signature in close coordination with the front office

System administration

  • Daily price curve validation against market data
  • Portfolio structure management
  • Trade master data management

Price curve modelling

  • Model and back test price curves for illiquid markets including premiums

Projects

  • Daily position and P/L process and systems review and standardisation
  • In collaboration with other middle office teams and functions, identify and implement middle office best practice including processes and internal controls
  • Contribute to the design and testing of automated middle office functionality and controls

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Background in Finance with middle office experience in a commodity trading or financial institution
  • Chartered Accounting qualification with “Big Four” articles experience, or a master’s degree in Finance
  • Working knowledge of commodity trading systems and ERP integration
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office tools, especially Excel
  • Advanced English language ability, both written and spoken
  • Keen interest in trading, derivatives, business process automation, internal control, efficiency and improvement
  • Adaptable, dynamic and organised with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Good communicators, that Interact well within a team and actively manage expectations
  • Take initiative in resolving issues in a structured methodical manner
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and ownership, and are attentive to detail, in a fast-moving environment.

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