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26/08/09
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  WTU - Trading Accountant
Cargill International
Geneva

WTU - Trading Accountant
The World Trading Unit is currently seeking to fill a position in its Geneva office for a Trading Accountant.

WTU is the world leader in the trading of grains and oilseeds. Commodities such as barley, corn, soya beans, sunflower seeds, wheat and vegetable oils are traded on a global worldwide basis. WTU It is regarded as one of Cargill's premier business units consisting of 450 people, headquartered in Geneva Switzerland with offices in Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, USA and Pakistan. It is by its nature and business practice, diverse geographically and culturally.

Position Role and Responsibilities
The trading accountant controls and provides figures on income and expense related to the WTU Business Unit trading activities. The job holder reconciles the financial end of month P/L against traders' estimates. In this position, the person will work closely with internal customers, such as traders, forwarders and contract administrators. This position reports to the WTU accounting manager, and the team counts 9 members.

Description of the Tasks
Handle and account invoices for purchases and related shipment costs estimation
Control the sales invoices in order to make the necessary accounting corrections if needed
Check and ensure accuracy of accounting entries, account balances and accruals
Follow up the open estimates and to reconcile actual costs related to shipments against accruals
Understand the nature for costs being set up and when various costs are applicable
Understand all components of the trading p/l in order to review and reconcile the monthly trading p/l results estimate versus the financial p/l results.
Qualifications: High School Diploma (Commercial school (Maturité))
Experience: 3 years +
Languages: English : Speak / Write Fluently
Job-Type: open-ended
Remuneration: unspecified
Permit Type: EU National
Region: Geneva
Commercial school (Maturité) or equivalent
2-3 years experience as an accountant
PC skills: Very good Excel skills. The person will easily adapt to various I/T platforms
Languages: Fluent English written/spoken
Special knowledge required: Quick learner, initiative, team-player, flexible and efficient
Copes with stress and deadlines.
Good communication skills.
Only open to EU candidates or candidates with valid work permit in Switzerland.

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services.

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