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London Top Tier - Commodities management - Manager

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Line of service
Manager/Senior Professional
Assurance - Treasury
Across all industries
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Full Time
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About the role

Building on this success, we are now recruiting at Manager level

As a Manager in the team, you will be responsible for leading teams delivering Advisory and Assurance services to our clients covering the following key areas:

  • Review of Governance, Risk and Controls frameworks and trading risk management policies, processes, controls compared to good practice

  • Provision of Quality Assurance over change programmes/ controls remediation

  • Working in an outsource, co-source and advisory capacity to provide commodity risk management expertise to deliver internal audit assignments covering a variety of financial and operational risk areas

  • Help clients to determine their commodity risk management strategy, risk appetite and target operating model, including providing advice on hedging, optimisation and trading (using derivative instruments)

  • Designing and implementing market, credit and operational risk management programs

  • Providing technical accounting advice on financial instruments and physical trading

  • Work collaboratively with other PwC Lines of Service to provide commodity risk management expertise for example with PwC Deals to support Due Diligence and transaction advisory projects

  • Provision of external financial audits/ audit support

There are other areas where, you should have the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your experience:
  • Advising on commodity trading and risk management technology strategy and solution design

  • Assisting with strategic and operational responses to regulatory change (including EMIR, REMIT, MAR, MIFID II and other market regulations)

  • Helping clients to develop business and risk insight through data analytics/modelling

  • Helping clients to design, build, and review trade surveillance operating models including underlying technology and data requirements, risk governance and oversight, monitoring processes, and reporting needs.

  • Development of advanced descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics including use of technology to capture and analyse complex data sets to extract additional business insight and commercial value.

  • Requirements

Required skills:
  • Experience working with leading commodity trading businesses

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

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Comfortable dealing with complexity and develop tailored solutions to client issues

  • Self-motivating, with a passion for helping clients and driving the growth of our business through investing time in business development, developing marketable solutions and networking

  • Drive and determination to bring value to our clients

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Ability to work both in small teams and as part of larger projects

  • You should also have at least 3 of these skills:

  • Strong understanding of the Commodities Trading, Corporate Treasury or Financial Services sector

  • Experience of working with or in trading or treasury teams

  • Financial and risk modelling experience

  • Market and/or operational risk management experience

  • Knowledge of accounting for financial instruments

  • Practical experience or involvement in the implementation of commodities trading systems including and not limited to Openlink, Allegro and Aspect

  • Strong ability to work in a team environment including project management

  • Shipping and chartering experience

  • Accounting qualification preferred but not essential

  • External audit experience desirable but not essential



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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