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Commodity Systems Senior Associate

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Birmingham, London, London Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -491778397

Job description

Our Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory & Structuring Services team (CMAS) is a rapidly growing deals business that sits in the Risk Assurance line of service within PwC.

Within CMAS, each project is different. We advise clients undertaking complex and often iconic transactions as well as those going through moments of exceptional change.

Our team has a diverse skill set, supporting high profile clients to provide assurance and advisory services on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, divestment, debt raising, corporate structuring, implementation of new accounting standards and systems and complex transformational change including digital finance projects.
About the Team

The world of Treasury and Commodity management is changing, companies are managing a wider range of risks and complexities than ever before. Commodity trading, foreign exchange volatility, market complexity, technology innovation and changing regulations are the new normal and as such our clients are asking for ever more support in these areas.

PwC has an established commodity trading risk management (CTRM) and energy trading risk management (ETRM) practice within the Treasury and Commodity group. Our clients want to ensure that they are getting the most out of their operations, ensuring that it is fit-for-purpose and able to keep up with the demands of a changing regulatory and business environment, PwC work on a variety of projects to deliver this support.

At PwC, we strive to become trusted advisers to our clients, delivering results that help them unleash their potential. We are looking for candidates with the intellect, passion, commitment and desire to help our clients' succeed in the intensely competitive economic environment. As a Senior Associate in the team, you will be responsible for supporting teams in delivering Advisory and Assurance services to our clients surrounding the trading landscape.

About the Role

The role will give those who work in trading risk management the chance to build on their existing ETRM/CTRM knowledge and experiences by working across a broad range of clients, in a team with significant experience and insights into the industry. Senior Associates are expected to provide advisory and assurance services as part of a team delivering
  • ETRM and CTRM ecosystem implementation projects spanning strategy, advisory, implementation and project governance.
  • Insights into emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, automation and blockchain.
  • Trade surveillance and compliance projects.
  • Advice on Commodity Risk Management.
  • Review of commodity risk management and trading policies, processes, controls and reporting.
  • Review and development of price, market, credit and liquidity risk frameworks for trading portfolios.

Essential skills & experience
  • An understanding of Commodities Trading business model and deal life cycle (including typical systems and data requirements).
  • Experience of working as a Business Analyst or similar position supporting an ETRM/CTRM system in a gas, power, oil or soft commodities trading environment.
  • Experience with client and delivery management.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Design and implementation experience of tools that enhance the capabilities of the ETRM systems.
  • End to end project capabilities including ETRM implementation experience.
  • Shaping of a Trading Systems Business Case and Project Initiation.
  • Trading Business Model Design and Requirements Development for Trading Processes and Systems.
  • Trading Project and Client Management experience including delivery of major Trading Systems (e.g. Openlink, Allegro, Triplepoint, Sungard, Trayport, Aspect).
  • Project management qualification desirable (PMP, Prince2 etc.).
Risk Assurance

We're a leading provider of trust in the digital world - in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.
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