Senior Associate Treasury and Commodity Audit Support London LTT

Job Title: Senior Associate Treasury and Commodity Audit Support London LTT
Location: London
Reference: 35209BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 06, 2019 16:12

Job Description

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 and changing regulations are the new normal and as such our clients are asking for ever more support in these areas.

PwC’s Treasury and Commodities team provides a full range of assurance and advisory treasury support to clients across non-bank financial services businesses, trading businesses and leading multinational corporations. Our teams provide these specialist services to across a wide geographical area, including the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

In the UK, we have the Global Firms largest concentration of expertise including auditors, former Treasurers, Analysts, Risk Managers, Traders, IT Specialists and Finance professionals. We have been recognised as the leading Corporate Treasury & Commodities service provider in the country for the past 15 years winning the TMI best global treasury consultancy.

About the Role

As financial markets became ever-more sophisticated, so do the strategies and financial instruments utilised by corporations. In order to keep pace with these advances, we are seeking Senior Associates to help leading businesses manage and account for the risks associated with treasury and commodity transactions and market exposures.

The role will give new accountants the chance to build on their existing accounting knowledge and experiences by working on treasury and commodity activity across a wide range of client industries, on both audit and advisory projects. As part of our team Senior Associates are expected to provide advisory and assurance services as part of a team delivering

  • Treasury and Trading audit support;

  • Advice on treasury and commodity risk management, hedging strategies and appropriate derivative instruments and associated accounting;

  • Treasury and Trading controls and internal audit support;

  • Review and development of treasury and commodity risk and cash management policies, processes, controls and reporting;

  • Review and development of price, market, credit and liquidity risk frameworks for trading portfolios;

  • Review of processes and controls in Trading functions;

  • Treasury and cash transformation projects;

  • Support clients in developing the business case for, then selection, design and implementation of treasury, payment and cash system solutions; and

  • Involvement in the treasury and commodity aspects of transaction-related and M&A projects.

Essential skills & experience
  • ACA or ACCA qualification;

  • Experience as an advisor in a leading consultancy or as an external auditor;

  • Experience of working within a project environment as part of a team;

  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret financial and non-financial data;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Flexibility in working in different environments;

  • Drive and determination to bring value to our clients;

  • Intellectually curious and agile and are hungry to learn;

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral; and
  • Ability to work both in small teams and as part of larger projects.

  • Associate member of the ACT or studying towards;

  • Strong understanding of treasury controls, internal audit capabilities;

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas – treasury systems, treasury operations/ back office;

  • Some knowledge of IAS 39/IAS 32/IFRS 7/IFRS 9;

  • Understanding of Commodities Trading business models and deal life cycles;

  • Experience of energy or commodity trading or other forms of commodity management; and

  • Familiar with using or building financial or other types of business models.


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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