Senior Commodity Clearing Analyst

Based: London 
Salary: Competitive 

Our Client is a global energy & commodity trading group; recognized as one of the most exciting and commercially driven Commodity Trading houses in the industry!

Due to internal promotion, we are partnering with our client to source an experienced Commodity Clearing Analyst; who will be a senior member in the EMEA Financial Operations team.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the day-to-day functions across the various teams within Clearing Operations as well as being involved in a wide variety of projects and process enhancements. Products covered are varied and include primarily (but not restricted to) oil derivatives, European Power & Gas, Metals and FX.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completing intra-day and EOD controls to ensure all processes are running and all trades are feeding from source to books and records system.
  • Experience and knowledge of Brokerage and Broker rate agreements.
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests from Middle Office/ desks regarding positions, broker setup requests.
  • Exchange/CCP & Broker Reconciliations.
  • Understanding and reporting listed options and futures expiries to the trading desks and middle office. Being aware of risks around the expiry processes on expiry day.
  • Review KPI’s daily to ensure aged items and outstanding issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all risk items are prioritized and escalated where appropriate.
  • Working closely with multiple teams within the organisation and in multiple locations (IT, Credit, Scheduling, Trading, MO, Trade Finance).
  • Regulation - Good level of understanding within the MiFID II space to ensure correct monitoring of MiFID obligations.
  • To present business cases for self-driven or otherwise, initiatives and projects to senior management.
  • Any other tasks as directed by your line manager.
  • Analyse and develop team procedures in line with market requirements.
  • Setting up of new entities on exchanges and with clearing brokers.
  • Transfer of positions across clearing brokers, clearing accounts and exchanges, represented both internally as well as on exchange/clearing broker.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Ideal candidate will have 8+ years’ experience ideally in clearing operations and Commodities
  • Previous exposure to Oil derivatives, European Power & Gas and Metals is a must
  • Extensive and proven experience of the Clearing/ Listed Derivatives world and daily interactions with clearing participants.
  • Strong derivatives product knowledge, including knowledge of the trade lifecycle of Cleared/Futures trades.
  • Good knowledge of various exchanges such as CME and ICE.
  • Prior exposure to, and understanding of, CCP and Clearing broker margin call
  • Strong system skills (Openlink/ENDUR, Amphora, ICE Credit Management, ICE Clearing Admin)
  • Experience of monitoring workflow by reliance on Risk Systems.
  • Able to work independently without direct supervision but also happy in working as a team on projects
  • Committed to seeing issues through until they are resolved. Also has demonstration of seeking out potential gaps, efficiency savings in processes.
  • Project ownership and delivery experience to all levels of management/ seniority
  • Conduct due diligence for research projects and investigations of a specialized nature as requested by senior management and external auditors.
  • Prior exposure to the setting up of new traders/ clearing accounts on exchanges
  • Experience in regulatory reporting requirements such as CFTC Large Trader, ICE GCM, MiFID II is desirable
  • Experience of the commodities physical market would be advantageous

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Positive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent numerical skills and highest regard for attention to detail, accuracy & quality.
  • Maturity to tutor junior members of team and assist in their training
  • Able to withstand pressure and juggling multiple priorities
  • Confidence in own abilities
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Effective communication at all levels

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