18/01/23
London

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.

We source or process raw, white and specialty sugars from over 40 producing countries. We sell to refineries, industrial users, wholesalers, retailers and consumers, offering local solutions though a number of in-country purchasing, sales and distribution businesses.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as an experienced and high calibre Financial Reporting Accountant to work in a truly global environment to work within a busy accounting team, working with individuals within the corporate control team, treasury, divisional reporting, trade accounting and other stakeholders in the ED&F Man group. The roles involves working in a fast-paced environment with many different stakeholders located in multiple geographic locations.

As a founding member of Bonsucro, all our processing operations and trading hubs have the highest sustainability credentials and we play an active role in developing the sustainability agenda.

Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting
Financial reporting assistance for both London entity and other local entities where required – with main responsibilities being:
• London stock and prepayments reporting
• IFRS 9 – ECL tool monthly and year end reporting
• Controls improvement
• Year end audit assistance

Trade Finance – with India team support
Support the Sugar BU Treasury team with trade finance initiatives
• Follow-up of documentation and discussions
• Discounting Programmes – Receivables/Avalised drafts
• New structured finance (inventory, end to end flows, pre-finance)
• Identification of upcoming vessels for financing
• Identification of other trade financing opportunities (e.g BU balance sheet review)
• Credit Insurance (Coface, Credendo + one – off)

IT development – Automation & Innovation
Project manage new IT development for Sugar Finance; working closely with the ITAS development team on detailed requirements, testing, implementation and roll out.

Required Skills and Experience:
• Qualified accountant with 1 – 4 years PQE
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong team player
• Strong control mindset
• Initiative to suggest changes and improvements with a self-starting attitude
• Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively

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And 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!

Essential Behaviours
Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship. 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.

Equal Opportunities Statement
ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. 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.

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