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Gas & Power Settlements Team Leader

Employer
RICHARD JAMES RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS LTD
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our client is a global energy & commodity trading group and one of the most exciting and commercially driven Commodity Trading houses in the industry!

The business is experiencing further rapid growth across new markets, regions, and new sectors, and offers a very entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment to work in.

As hands on leader of the Settlements team within EMEA Financial Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and covering the commodities and brokerage settlement day-to-day functions, while being involved in a wide variety of projects and process enhancements. Products are varied and include European power & gas, LNG, emissions, IRS, FX as well as oil financial derivatives and the brokerage settlement of these.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supervise a team of Settlements Analysts, and be actively involved in the processing of daily, monthly, and ad-hoc settlements for FX, European Power Gas, IRS, LNG, Oil Derivatives, Emissions and Brokerage.
  • Supervise and be involved in settlements of brokerage.
  • Be flexible about covering different functions within the day and appropriately prioritise among tasks
  • Act as first point of escalation to the team members.
  • Escalate to manager as appropriate.
  • Understand trade bookings across the commodity spectrum.
  • Manage settlements related communication with counterparties.
  • Ensure team meets daily treasury funding deadlines.
  • Ensure team proactively chases breaks and escalated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that team adequately prioritises all risk items and escalated where appropriate.
  • Work closely with multiple teams within the organisation and in multiple locations (IT, Credit, Scheduling, Trading, MO, and Trade Finance).
  • Analyse and develop team procedures.
  • Focus on continuously improving existing processes, identify, initiate, and work through process enhancements.
  • Opportunity further down the line to expand to oversee collateral function.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Extensive work-based experience in power and gas settlements.
  • Experience in other energy commodities and derivatives.
  • Experience in supervision, team leadership.
  • Experience in people management.
  • Strong grasp of operational risks.
  • Excellent numerical and Excel skills.
  • Strong system skills (familiarity with Openlink/Endur and or ICTS is an advantage).
  • Committed to seeing issues through until they are resolved.
  • Project ownership and delivery experience.
  • Able to prioritise and escalate effectively.
  • Able to withstand pressure.
  • Confidence in own abilities.
  • Strong excel skills (lookup functions, formulas, VBA).
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead a team and work as part of a team.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
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