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Global Product Controller




Global Product Controller 

On-site | Full-Time Role 

About the Role 

We are looking for a Global Product Controller to join our growing international Finance team. This person will have a strong derivative accounting background, with previous experience in a commodity trading environment. 

As a global role, this person can be based in either our Austin TX, Berlin DE or London UK offices. Due to the nature of this role, we do require on-site working of up to 4-days per week in the office, and cannot support a fully remote hire.  

This will be a full-time role, owning the following responsibilities: 

  • Review daily P&L reports and associated reconciliations. 
  • Assist with month-end Accounting close and internal/external reporting requirements. 
  • Review forward book ensuring proper derivative accounting standards are followed.
  • Ensure appropriate substantiation of any trading-related balance sheet values and proper documentation of all realized trading income. 
  • Work with the trading organization and management to help communicate variances between the general ledger gross profit and the daily P&L reports generated by the risk system. 
  • Assist in the continued development of Finance and Accounting systems and procedures. 
  • Provide insight to the design and participate in testing of ETRM solutions being developed for use in Finance. 
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis and requested reporting as needed. 


About You 

In addition to a strong derivative background in accounting, we are looking for somebody with the following: 

Essential Experience: 

  • Significant experience working in a commodity trading organization in financial control and accounting. 
  • Exposure to the Daily P&L process in a commodity trading environment. 
  • Prior experience working with large raw data sets and manipulating in Excel. 
  • Ability to develop relationships with multiple stakeholders including traders, marketers, risk & IT professionals. 
  • Experience working with or in other departments, such as Risk, Middle Office, Operations, Settlements. 
  • Experience with Openlink Endur & Oracle NetSuite is desirable. 

Knowledge Base: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Accounting or Finance; further qualifications such as an MBA or other post-graduate degree is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the energy trading industry, specifically the power, natural gas, or crude markets is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with commodity financial instruments such as futures, swaps and options, as well as basic valuation methodologies is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IAS/IFRS accounting standards. 
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, Excel, SQL, VBA, Python, or equivalents. 

Other Attributes: 

  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work in a lean, start-up environment in a hands-on and independent manner. 
  • Effective 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. 

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. 

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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!