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Financial Accountant

London

ID : 4449750

About Trailstone

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term.

As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities.

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology.

 

Role Profile

Are you a looking for an opportunity to develop a finance career within the world of renewable energy trading and technology?

Trailstone is looking for a Financial Accountant to work within the growing finance department. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious senior-level finance professional to gain exposure and experience within a rapidly growing business. The role provides exposure in a fast-growing international commodity trading and technology company, including an attractive compensation package and bonus scheme.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances. The goal is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the Finance department and help the company be fully aware of its financial condition. This way it can make the right decisions and accomplish long term success.

 

What will you do?

  • Manage external audit engagement and preparation financial statements.
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly and VAT returns.
  • Budget and forecast management for specified business units.
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded, including product control related entries.
  • Ensure appropriate substantiation of any trading-related balance sheet values and proper documentation of all transaction.
  • Assist with month-end Accounting close and internal/external reporting requirements.
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines.
  • Assist in the continued development of Finance and Accounting systems and procedures through identification and suggestion of process improvements through implementation.
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis and requested reporting as needed.

 

What do you need?

  • Qualified accountant with recognised professional, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • Minimum 6 years of post-qualification experience in a similar role or equivalent experience. 
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting legislation (USGAAP & IFRS).
  • Strong, demonstrable numerical and analytical acumen.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office capabilities, particularly Excel, is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to handle large data sets is desirable but not required.
  • Demonstrable Python skills is an advantage.

 

Other Attributes

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a lean, start-up environment in a hands-on and independent manner.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to act as a team-player in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Resilient under pressure; able to remain calm and effective when faced with multiple requests or demands at the same time.

 

We’re different, and we like it that way!

Here at Trailstone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them.

Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world.  Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions. Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas. And it is our ideas that will make Trailstone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption!

By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Trailstone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities.

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here!