Treasury & Payments Junior

  • 25,700-30,000 GBP per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • R.J. O’Brien Limited
  • 22 Aug 17

R.J. O’Brien (headquartered in Chicago) is the industry’s largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm, with more than 500 employees and offices in 4 countries. R.J. O’Brien U.S. celebrated its 100th anniversary year in 2014 and remains the oldest futures brokerage firm in the United States and the last surviving founding member of CME. R.J. O’Brien U.K. is an FCA regulated investment firm, based in London (with offices in Islington and the City) with over 80 staff and provides futures and options clearing on the world’s major derivatives exchanges.

The role will be responsible for supporting the Finance department (based in the Islington office) in all their treasury, accounts payable and payment related tasks. The successful candidate will be performing a variety of tasks to include treasury support, client and vendor payment processing, bank account / vendor reconciliations, control activities as well as providing general support to the Finance team.  We require a candidate with strong attention to detail who is able to demonstrate a good level of initiative within the role whilst supporting the general Finance team.

Duties & Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Performing a variety of reconciliation activities across a wide range of RJO bank and vendor relationships
• Responsibility for a wide range of payment tasks, including but not limited to, the processing and submission of the payment of client money, client brokerage payments, employee expenses, the payment and receipt of margins, and all RJO AP invoices
• Conducting the maintenance of IT cost run rate (liaising with the IT department) and AP Invoice Register on a regular basis and ensuring their accuracy and completeness
• Review, input and processing of payments of AP invoices
• Inputting entries and managing balances within our in-house client receipt and payments system, Ubix, as well as our accounting system, Sun financials
• Supporting the Finance team in day to day and monthly process reconciliations
• Produce procedure documentation and develop controls to improve current processes
• Assisting with general queries and ad hoc tasks

• Bachelor’s degree and 12-18 months of related experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience 

Desired Skills:
• Good understanding of accounts payable and bank payment processes
• Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritise tasks
• Good numerical skills including being able to build Excel spreadsheets
• Strong attention to detail
• Independent and autonomous approach; ability to show initiative
• Ability to work under pressure and within a team