Financial Operations Specialist

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


Zug, CH

Our client is a leading Commodity Trading company, with a truly global reach.

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

The ideal candidate will be adaptable, dynamic, and organised with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. The role is aimed at a good communicator who interacts well within a team and actively manage expectations. You will take initiative in resolving issues in a structured methodical manner and have a strong sense of responsibility and ownership, and are attentive to detail, in a fast-moving environment.

Key responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:


  • Issue provisional/final invoices to customers, in collaboration with the front office operations team
  • Issue credit notes, in collaboration with the front office operations team
  • Validate invoices received against deal and cost estimates captured in the commodity trading system
  • Capture invoices received
  • Follow up on un-invoiced deliveries or services
  • Report on overdue invoices
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts
  • Issue audit confirmations
  • Store and archive invoices and invoice data together with commodity deal data

Collection and settlement:

  • Net/offset invoices where possible prior to settlement and communicate netting and offsetting with counterparties, in collaboration with the front office operations team
  • Amortise material delivery invoices against structured deals
  • Prepare invoices for settlement
  • Follow up on settlement execution
  • Follow up on invoice/settlement counterparty queries
  • Support Corporate Finance Operations in resolving unapplied cash queries
  • Match and clear open invoices in the invoicing system


  • Automate financial operations activities to ensure straight through processing to the general ledger
  • In collaboration with other financial operations teams, identify and implement financial operations best practice including processes and internal controls


  • Sound experience of commodity trading invoicing and settlement or accounts payable
  • Working knowledge of commodity trading systems and invoicing to ERP integration
  • Federal Diploma in accounting is an advantage
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office tools, especially Excel
  • Advanced English language ability, both written and spoken
  • Keen interest in business process automation, internal control, efficiency, and improvement


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