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Accountant - Transaction Management (CPA preferred)


We have a great opportunity for a Manager to join the Transaction Management and Accounting Advisory team in the Commodities and Global Markets Finance team in our Houston office. The Transaction Management and Accounting Advisory is responsible for supporting transactions and businesses throughout the Macquarie's Commodities and Global Markets businesses.

The complexity of the businesses is high, with structures including physical and financial products. Volumes and complexity continue to increase with business expansion so we would therefore look to you in this role to provide in-depth technical accounting skills and be a key business partner, with both skills being critical for this role. Commodity business expertise would be a bonus.

You will manage the implementation of new and complex products and transactions from a finance perspective and will provide advice on the correct IFRS accounting treatment to the businesses for their respective transactions, new products, and other various projects. You will also be responsible for establishing clear methodologies for accounting for structured trades throughout their lives.

Your knowledge of technical accounting, transaction support and financial control will be leveraged as you regularly engage and consult with the business, other areas across finance, risk management and the senior leadership team. You will enjoy the opportunity to communicate with a variety of stakeholders and will be keenly interested in proactive advice and assessment of accounting opportunities and concerns

Other Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Translating and communicating complex accounting topics to stakeholders, recognizing, and anticipating potential opportunities and recommending changes as the business or regulatory environment changes
  • Advising on accounting policy for all new products, restructurings, and complex transactions
  • Proactively identifying and assessing accounting opportunities in existing businesses and transactions, working with businesses, functions, and regions to identify and prioritize accounting transformation opportunities
  • Providing training to both the front and back office on accounting developments
  • Maintaining and communicating knowledge of accounting developments including via involvement with standard setters, expert groups, industry groups and the development of peer networks

We will also look to you to coordinating the finance response to new products and transactions and identify and implement the most appropriate accounting treatment for complex transactions for their whole life cycle. You will interact with Valuation, Regulatory, Taxation and other departments to identify co-dependencies and relationships.

 Key Skills

  • You will have demonstrated post qualified banking / finance experience working in an accounting role supporting complex/structured products strong knowledge across IFRS standards.
  • Strong knowledge of investment banking products/markets and/or commodities 
  • You will be a Chartered Accountant with technical accounting, transaction support experience in Finance and Accounting Policy team.
  • You will be creative and will be able to think outside the box, be challenged and to do things differently to achieve better outcomes.
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills - specifically, able to act as change agent, facilitator, and collaborator.
  • You will manage wide-ranging competing priorities, transactions, and stakeholders.

You will also be a self-starter and intellectually curious professional with ability and experience in researching technical accounting matters. With strong communication skills you will demonstrate the ability to convey complex technical issues to a variety of audiences and translate technical theoretical knowledge into commercially viable answers whilst maintaining risk focus

If you have a collaborative approach, are curious with the ability to learn and adapt quickly whilst adhering to change, please apply today.

About the Financial Management Group

The Financial Management Group provides financial, tax and treasury services to all areas of Macquarie. The group is focused on providing strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie's businesses and senior management, managing Macquarie's funding, liquidity and capital position, ensuring Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations and managing Macquarie's corporate affairs.

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About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: FMG-962479
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Houston
Category: Mid-senior, Accounting & Finance
Group: Financial Management Group
Division: Finance
Recruiter: Amy Hillard
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