Posted time 17/05/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Head of Treasury Operations and Transformation to work in a truly global environment taking responsible for overseeing all aspects of treasury operations and change within the group, reporting to the Group Finance Director. This role requires substantial experience of implementing treasury related systems, processes and organisations, as well as a exceptional understanding of cash management, financial markets, liquidity management, risk management, and compliance with regulatory requirements. The incumbent will play a critical role in ensuring the efficient and effective management of the company’s financial resources.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

Treasury Operations:

  • Lead treasury operations team and ensure smooth execution of daily treasury activities, including payments, and cash reconciliations.
  • Maintain banking platforms and treasury management systems (Kyriba, etc.) to support efficient treasury operations.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance controls and mitigate operational risks.
  • Review and approve treasury transactions and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Implement appropriate controls and segregation of duties.

Risk Management:

  • Help identify assess, and mitigate financial risks, including interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, and credit risk.
  • Monitor market developments and recommend adjustments to risk management strategies as needed.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as finance, accounting, and legal departments, to ensure alignment of risk management practices with overall business objectives.

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Stay informed about regulatory changes impacting treasury operations and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepare treasury-related reports, disclosures, and compliance filings for internal management and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to facilitate audits of treasury activities and controls.
  • Implement best practices in treasury operations and maintain documentation to support compliance efforts.

Treasury Transformation:

  • Lead or participate in treasury-related transformation projects, such as system implementations, process improvements, or structure optimization initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive efficiency, automation, standardization and innovation in treasury operations.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies or tools to enhance treasury capabilities and productivity.
  • Create/update target operating model to align global operations to strategic goals.
  • Build a team based on strengths and capabilities, providing support, mentoring and development across operations and systems.
  • Re-engineer processes and workflows reducing manual intervention with automation and increased technical functionality to reduce operational risk and provide more accurate management and day to day information.
  • Reduce costs by leveraging economies of scale and increased efficiencies.
  • Provide enhanced management information based on increased visibility of accurate liquidity and funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and the business units to engender support for new initiatives.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or equivalent.
  • Qualified accountant or MBA or ACT preferred.
  • Proven and substantial experience in treasury operations, cash management, or corporate finance roles.
  • Deep understanding of financial instruments, banking products, and treasury systems and operations, as well as accounting understanding.
  • Substantial experience in middle or back-office operations area within a bank or an in-house treasury department.
  • Proven experience of working efficiently and accurately with high value payments (~$20m ~ $50m/week).
  • Experience working in an international environment with a variety of currencies.
  • Knowledge of structured commodity finance products including transactional bilateral, borrowing base and other asset backed structures.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and driven; takes initiative to improve ways of working, governance, and assurance.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards of accuracy and integrity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, wide range of experience in treasury management systems and banking platforms, Kyriba highly advantageous.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.
Posted time 24/04/24 Location London

Role Overview

An essential role in ensuring the group’s adherence to compliance requirements and industry legislation regarding sanctions. Works with the business to process requests for due diligence on all new counterparties, intermediaries and service providers (including vessels). This role demands knowledge of global sanctions regimes and experience in using due diligence software and screening tools to manage red flag alerts.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct Due Diligence and Know Your Customer (KYC), including AML, checks for the onboarding of new counterparties, and refresh/ ongoing monitoring for pre-existing counterparties as part of the ED&F Man Group Sanctions & Due Diligence policy and procedures.
  • Perform screening by reviewing counterparty documentation, trade capture data, and external screening tools and validating the information obtained on the counterparty using a variety of independent research sources.
  • Perform data quality review of KYC requests for completeness, including ensuring all appropriate information is contained in the KYC to meet all regulatory, legal, bank and audit requirements.
  • Execute and review negative media alerts from client screening and escalate where necessary.
  • Understand sanctions risks and AML requirements, documentary red flags and approaches to mitigate risk during due diligence checks.
  • Perform additional due diligence on high-risk counterparties, or where a red flag has been raised.
  • Maintain detailed records on counterparties for second-level review, and internal audit/ external regulatory inspection.
  • Liaise with counterparties, Front Office, Credit, Legal and Operations as necessary as part of the KYC process.
  • Support process documentation exercise for all future regulatory changes and process improvements within the scope of KYC/ AML.
  • Prepare management information on number of counterparties screened, timeliness of screening, red flag rates, approval, and rejection rates for Head of Compliance.
  • Continuously develop knowledge of Sanctions and AML related regulations.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in a due diligence/KYC role within commodities – physical trading ESSENTIAL, preferably agricultural soft commodities although other commodities might be considered.
  • Experience of working with industry standard GRC software (such as Lexis Nexis, Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters) and screening tools (Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, BvD) – ADVANTAGEOUS
  • Experience in a commodities or physical trading environment would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to translate regulatory requirements into practical solutions. Proficiency in strategic analysis.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.
Posted time 16/04/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Group Treasury Accountant to prepare financial reports, through diligent adherence to comprehensive processes that provide absolute assurance and integrity of outputs. The role is accountable for the initial preparation and provision of information in Kyriba, including journals, accounting notes and associated audit-trail records for the Group’s Treasury entities. Presentation of these to the Group Treasury Operations Manager which are then sent for onward approval and submission to management, shareholders and lenders, as well as for statutory reporting, and internal and external auditors. The Group Treasury Accountant is core to the Group’s financial reporting through the accurate and on-time preparation of information for management and statutory reporting.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 5,500 people in 50 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ownership and processing of all treasury accounting postings for the relevant MTM entities in Kyriba. Postings from deal capture in TMS through to trial balance postings.
  • Accounting postings for all derivative transactions including FX.
  • Preparation and first review of debt, debt transaction costs and interest postings/ calculations.
  • Accuracy and integrity of prepared accounts, through completion of “first line” reviews and validations.
  • Compliance with the formally defined process for the annotation, recording and approval of all manual adjustments, to ensure a transparent and independently verifiable audit trail.
  • Preparation of notes and associated first reviews, to ensure accuracy and clarity of explanation, an audit trail and the prevention of errors and misstatements.
  • Preparation of all accounts and other information required for statutory compliance for treasury consolidation entities.
  • Provision of commentary, analysis and insights for treasury consolidation entity P&L and balance Sheet line items each month, quarter and year end.
  • Continually improve treasury accounting processes and further development of TMS automation. Identification and enhancement to consolidation processes as well as any reporting improvements for efficiencies.
  • Application of accounting policies and control processes, to ensure the integrity of consolidation accounts. Undertake control reporting to ensure accuracy of interfaced data between systems including reconciliations.
  • Compliance with a standard set of definitions for the Group’s Chart of Accounts, to align inputs and outputs and eliminate the need for manual adjustments driven by different definitions and compositions.
  • Work in collaboration with the Finance team to provide timely support, analysis and reconciliation over month end reporting timelines.
  • Lead or contribute to accounting projects related to treasury processes and reporting.
  • Contribution to a high-performance, collaborative team culture within the Treasury function, and company more generally, to deliver the processes, thoroughness and depth of checks and tests for effective consolidation accounting, and an inclusive environment for our people leading to confidence, growth, retention, and reputation.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of financial reporting within a global treasury function.
  • Proficient in Treasury Management Systems (ideally Kyriba).
  • Qualified Accountant – ACCA / ICAEW (ACA) / CIMA.
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers qualifications an advantage.
  • Competent knowledge of technical accounting relating to treasury activity, treasury instruments and IFRS implications.
  • Competent knowledge of complex inter-company transactions across various entities and consolidation treatments.
  • Competent knowledge of end-to-end treasury accounting processes across systems and key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems (ideally Hyperion).
  • Knowledge of commodity futures, swaps and margin calls.
  • Competent knowledge of financial process best practices – able to identify and recommend specific, tangible actions to improve governance, processes, controls, systems, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Professional and confident, with confidence and credibility at senior level; proficient presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with external audit processes and the appropriate professional interactions between auditors and an internal accounting function.
  • Detail-driven, results oriented, highly organised and driven to succeed.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic multinational environment under tight timelines.
  • Proven ability in establishing enduring and effective relationships with key business and financial stakeholders – Finance team colleagues, Treasury team, BU Finance Directors, etc.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROLE IS NOT BEING EXTENDED TO AGENCIES

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.
Posted time 10/04/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join as an administrator in the HR Reward team reporting to the Group Head of Reward.  The role is based in London, supporting payroll, benefits and pension administration for the UK employee population. This role requires strong experience of payroll together with an understanding of the day to day running of benefit products. The role will require meticulous attention to detail and a significant respect for operational processes. The role requires team collaboration as well as the ability to work with autonomy.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work closely with the UK Payroll & Benefits Manager to assist with the smooth running of the UK monthly payroll in accordance with the agreed processes and deadlines.
  • Assist in the processing of the full payroll lifecycle of UK employees (including leaver, joiner and transfer processes).
  • Assist the UK Payroll & Benefits Manager with all tax year end reporting – including P60s/ P11D/PSA and all other statutory requirements.
  • Monitor incoming emails/queries to the payroll department and manage the departmental inbox within the agreed turnaround times.
  • Deal with and resolve payroll and benefit queries in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the administration of the UK employee benefit schemes, including:
    • UK flexible benefit administration, assisting with the monthly process for handling joiners, transfers and leavers and the annual renewal.
    • Serve as primary contact for benefit plan vendors and third-party administrators.
    • Assist with administration for the UK pension arrangement including assistance with collation of papers for the UK Pension Monitoring Committee (relevant training will be provided).
    • Assist with the maintenance and cleansing of benefit information to ensure that data held in the HR system for UK benefits is accurate.
    • Assist with the annual renewal of benefits with the various benefit providers.
    • Assist with the provision of benefit related information and guidance to employees.
    • Research employee benefits and vendors to identify those that present the best offering for employees and the Company.
    • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefit processes.
  • Assist with the processing of invoices in accordance with company procedures.
  • Work closely with the HR Operations team in London to facilitate the smooth running of HR processes relating to UK Payroll and Benefits.
  • Proactively share specialist payroll and benefit knowledge to the wider HR team and collaborate on projects that are linked to UK Payroll and Benefits.
  • Maintain high quality processes and identify opportunities for process and or efficiency improvements, where applicable.
  • General assistance to the HR Reward team on ah-hoc queries and provide support during the annual reward review cycles.

Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience supporting payroll and/or employee benefits would be beneficial.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn systems supporting payroll, employee benefits and human resources.
  • Strong operational knowledge of UK payroll and related benefit policies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with professionalism.
  • Experience with ADP payroll products (or similar) would be advantageous.
  • Experience with administering UK flexible benefit programs would be advantageous.

 

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

 

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

 

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

 

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.
Posted time 15/03/24 Location London

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Compliance Project Manager for 12 month fixed term contract to work in a truly global environment to ensure the on-time delivery of an enhanced compliance function to meet multiple internal and external deadlines and pressures. The post-holder will work with the business and corporate support functions to improve existing processes and controls, create training and communications, and support organisational design.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

NO AGENCIES ARE ENGAGED TO SOURCE TO THIS POSITION

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing project scope and objective communication documents.
  • Developing and maintaining a living project plan and holding project team members to account for their deliverables.
  • Creating and maintaining a stakeholder management plan.
  • Creating communication documents, branding and poster campaigns to increase visibility of compliance.
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks.
  • Creating progress and performance report presentations for the steering committee.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation, including project budget and cost reporting.
  • Facilitating meeting attendance and ensuring complete record keeping.

Skills and Experience

This role demands exceptional organisational skills, good stakeholder management and experience of complex, time pressured projects.

  • Proven and substantial experience in project and program management roles, combined with an ability to manage multiple workstreams to a tight timeline.
  • Experience in a commodities or physical trading environment would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proficient at managing time and resources.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to draw up detailed project plans and schedules.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of managing crises as and when they arise.
  • Experience of working with compliance functional build projects – desirable.
  • Prior experience with process documentation and process automation – desirable.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to translate regulatory requirements into practical solutions and a proficiency in strategic analysis.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.

Posted time 12/03/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

The Consolidation Accountant is core to the Group’s financial reporting through the accurate and on-time preparation of consolidated financial statements for management and external stakeholders, and for statutory reporting.

This role is designated to support the Group Consolidation Manager in the preparation of the monthly reporting and annual financial statements, as well as day to day support of the Group Finance function.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support with the production of the monthly Management Performance Report (MPR) for review by senior management including the preparation of the monthly ‘Flash’ reporting and monthly cash flows.
  • Supporting the preparation of the year-end consolidated accounts, ensuring compliance with Group accounting policies, statutory requirements and IFRS; including the preparation of notes and associated first reviews to ensure accuracy and clarity of explanation with a clear audit trail.
  • To be the key contact and manager of the year end audit process, including preparation of accounting guidance papers for internal users and technical accounting memos for external audit.
  • Preparation of accounts (FRS 101) and other information required for statutory compliance for selected Group entities.
  • Support in identifying and implementing improvements to consolidation team performance, for example:
    • Identification and implementation of automation opportunities within the reporting process wherever feasible to reduce manual work, errors and process time.
    • Lead or contribute to accounting projects related to reporting.
  • Deal with ad hoc internal and external requests, such as the provision of accounting support to BU finance teams, and the provision of information for lender due diligence and questions.
  • Contribution to a high-performance, collaborative team culture within the Finance function, and company more generally, to foster an inclusive environment for our people leading to confidence, growth, retention, and reputation.

Skills and Experience

  • ESSENTIAL Qualified Accountant – ACA / ACCA with post qualified employment experience preferably from MNE/Global corporate or practice accountancy.
  • ESSENTIAL Competent knowledge of IFRS, and interpretation and application of accounting standards.
  • Experience of complex global group consolidation and audit, intercompany transactions, shareholdings, loan structures, etc.
  • Experience of financial reporting consolidation systems / hierarchies (Hyperion a plus).
  • Familiar with managing external audit processes to tight timelines.
  • Professional and confident, with credibility at senior level; proficient presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Detail-driven, results oriented and highly organized, with the ability to work in a dynamic multinational environment.
  • Proven ability in establishing enduring and effective relationships with key business and financial stakeholders – accounting colleagues, business unit finance directors, external auditors, etc.

Key stakeholders:

  • Group Consolidation Manager
  • Group Finance Director
  • Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Business Unit Finance Teams
  • External auditors – EY

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

WE ARE NOT USING AGENCIES – STRICTLY NO AGENCY SPECULATIVE CV’S PLEASE

Posted time 04/03/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Business Analyst to work in a truly global environment as part of the business technology team. You will be responsible for understanding the needs of the business, identifying opportunities, and converting these into detailed improvements to systems and processes. This will involve the enhancement of existing systems with a key focus on integration and automation. This is a very exciting time to join ED&F Man as our over-arching business strategy is automation and improvement and your work will form part of this high priority strategy and you will join a high performing team in a fast-paced commodity trading business.

The ideal candidate with be experienced in the full trading lifecycle from preferably, but not limited to, physical commodities, with proven experience of working with a broad and diverse range of business stakeholders.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordination and delivery of system enhancements from assessment and specification of new business requirements through to implementation.
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of development including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deploying, maintaining, and providing end user support.
  • Liaison with in-house Technology teams, external system programmers, commercial trading and accounting managers, and end users.
  • Provision of appropriate training and follow up support to the business.
  • Identification of opportunities for process improvements and driving through agreed changes.
  • Understand and interpret data to deliver business reporting requirements through multiple channels.
  • Promotion of improved system usage within the commodities business.
  • Liaising with relevant teams across our international offices.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working either in a technology department or within technology projects in a trading business preferably agricultural soft commodities, or from a technology consultancy with commodity trading clients. We would also consider, energy, hard commodities, and financial services.
  • You will have business facing experience and strong commercial awareness.
  • Understanding of business processes, commercial trading activities (essential) and accounting principles (desirable).
  • Ability to understand the interaction between the business needs and technology, including system design concepts.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to bridge the gap between the business and technology, providing clarity without technical jargon.
  • Project management skills with experience of managing business and technology resources.
  • Self-motivated with the drive to push forward projects and ensure business buy-in.
  • Used to working collaboratively within a team to accomplish joint goals.
  • Customer and service centric approach to systems delivery.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities and still meet business deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable with a practical approach to delivering real value to the business.
  • Previous exposure to business intelligence and reporting solutions (desirable)
  • Experience of working in a global business with good cultural awareness (desirable).
  • Language skills advantageous.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.

Posted time 25/01/24 Location London, United Kingdom

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Treasury Analyst to work in a truly global environment reporting to Treasury Manager. The Treasury Analyst will form part of the treasury operations department and help oversee and execute daily treasury activities, perform month-end duties, and monitor daily controls. The treasury team is part of group treasury which is based across London and Amsterdam. This role has great growth opportunities as the team is in the transition and working on automating currently manual processes.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing front line customer service to internal clients and banks, answering queries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Intra-day cash management for group treasury.
  • Cash forecasting for the group, daily cash management reporting.
  • Bank account administration and maintenance.
  • Manage internal and external loans and bank fees.
  • Performing corporate treasury activities such as;
    • Process payments using online banking systems.
    • Funding.
    • FX and debt settlements.
    • Record treasury transactions in treasury management system (Kyriba).
  • FX hedging execution using FXall – arrange spot, forward and swap trades, in line with the group treasury policy.
  • Assist with the resolution of payment, loan and FX discrepancies.
  • Assist in month-end reporting on treasury transactions and intercompany balances.
  • Assist in system developments (Kyriba and TPS).
  • Systems used include: FXall (electronic trading platform), Kyriba (treasury management system), TPS (in-house treasury payment system) and banking platforms.

Skills and Experience

The post-holder will need a high level of attention to detail and the flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks in the broader treasury department.  The post-holder will also need to have a strong customer focus, be adaptable to change and be able to proactively work with the team.

Essential:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business economics, accounting, or finance.
  • Experience in accounting or treasury.
  • Strong analytical and Excel skills.
  • Continuous improvement mind-set.

Desirable:

  • An understanding of treasury accounting principles.
  • Experience with Interacting with multiple business units around the world
  • Knowledge of interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity and derivatives markets and risks.
  • Experience using Kyriba and FXall is advantageous.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.