Accounting Lead/Manager (Energy Trading)

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 12/28/2022 Industry: Energy-Back Office Job Number: 1671

Job Description

An energy trading and asset management firm focused on energy transition-related themes is searching for a senior Accounting professional with a background in energy commodities to build and lead the Accounting and Middle Office/Product Control functions. The company is newly created and focuses on power, environmental, and natural gas markets. This role has a range of responsibilities and requires flexibility to adapt to changing business conditions.

Initial responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining accounting processes (journal entries, reconciliations, month-end/year-end close, etc.) and producing financial and operational reporting (balance sheet, income statement, cash flows, etc.),
  • Reconciling Futures Clearing Merchants (FCMs) accounts,
  • Measuring, valuing, and reporting the daily mark-to-market P&L,
  • Understanding the trading portfolios and strategies from a risk, liquidity, and fundamentals perspective,
  • Providing management with insightful commentary, and
  • Participating in process improvement/automation.

Educational and professional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field, 5-15 years of experience in accounting, product control, or a middle officer role (preferably in a power, natural gas, renewable energy, crude oil, or refined products trading environment), ability to work independently and build processes that establish strong accounting standards, strong knowledge of accounting and financial control practices, an understanding of commodity markets and trading/risk metrics, strong data management skills such as Excel, VBA and SQL, and strong communication skills.

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