Commodity Trade Accountant

Expiring today

Recruiter
Gerald Metals LLC
Location
Stamford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 31, 2016
Closes
Sep 26, 2016
Industry
Accounting
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

Position Summary: The Commodity Trading Accountant will work within the Trade Accounting team to consolidate, analyze, and report the monthly gross profit as well as perform various accounting and analytical duties to ensure accurate reporting and compliance of controls. The individual will work closely with traders, trading assistants as well as Risk and Distribution teams. This role allows the individual to gain a broad understanding of and experience the unique business of commodity trading. The individual should have the desire and drive and possess the commitment to excel and grow within the organization. Responsibilities: Monthly reconciliation of Risk/Trading system profit and loss to general ledger. Performs analysis to ensure accuracy of gross margin. Prepares and books journal entries impacting the gross margin. Identifies and reconciles discrepancies that impact the gross margin. Prepares and allocates cost of cash usage by dept/portfolio. Analyzes, ensures accuracy, and prepares reconciliation of trade accruals, inventory and other accounts. Assist in the monthly preparation of ASC 815/820 schedules. Understands and reports profit and loss and mark to market attributes and movements. Validates market valuation. Monitors and ensures compliance of control policies and procedures. Assists in the annual external audit. Fields and responds to inquiries from management, traders, and external auditors. Special projects as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Accounting preferred 2 - 3 years of accounting experience preferably in the commodity industry. Knowledge of and experience with derivative accounting a plus. Strong proficiency with Excel. Strong analytic and problem solving skills. Extremely accurate, detail oriented, and organized. Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a fast paced environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Available to work extended hours as necessary.

Company Description:

Group Summary:
The Gerald Group is a leading private global commodity trading company founded in 1962 and based in Stamford, Connecticut. Over the last 50+ years, Gerald has been actively engaged in the physical merchanting, trade and structured financing of commodities, growing to a global network across all four corners of the world which provides trading and investment solutions to both producer and consumer clients worldwide.
Gerald focuses primarily on the global commerce of commodities. The Group is involved in the sourcing of physical commodities, logistics and transportation services, processing and refining solutions, as well as the sale to ultimate consumers and fabricators. In addition to merchant and trading services, The Group also engages in specialized merchant banking services with global partners across the commodity stream, providing structured trade finance and growing a diverse portfolio of projects. This includes developing and managing strategic investments in counter parties such as producers, refineries, smelters, storage and logistics entities, industrial consumers, and fabricators. During its long and successful history, The Gerald Group has built a strong repertoire of knowledge in physical merchanting and trade finance, becoming one of the leading participants in the international physical commodity markets, with approximately US $3 Billion in assets and US $10 Billion in revenue. The Groups position as a global leader in commodity trading and commerce, coupled with our unique experience and expertise, provides our counter-parties with unprecedented market access and custom tailored solutions.