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Accounting Policy Analyst

London, GB Full-Time

About Marex

Marex is a diversified global financial services platform, providing essential liquidity, market access and infrastructure services to clients in the energy, commodities and financial markets.

The Group provides comprehensive breadth and depth of coverage across four core services: Market Making, Clearing, Hedging and Investment Solutions and Agency and Execution. It has a major franchise in many major metals, energy and agricultural products, executing around 50 million trades and clearing 205 million contracts in 2022. The Group provides access to the world’s major commodity markets, covering a broad range of clients that include some of the largest commodity producers, consumers and traders, banks, hedge funds and asset managers.

Marex was established in 2005 but through its subsidiaries can trace its roots in the commodity markets back almost 100 years. Headquartered in London with 36 offices worldwide, the Group has over 1,800 employees across Europe, Asia and America.

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Role Summary

To assist in the delivery of Accounting memos, providing technical accounting summaries for the transactions undertaken by the Group. Create and manage the process of putting a reporting framework for these accounting summaries and memos. Interface with senior stakeholders to understand the nature of the transactions and become an effective business partner to senior individuals within the firm. This role would be suitable for a person who is looking forward to understanding and tackling technical accounting questions and challenges, but also enjoying working with and liaising with other team members and other areas of the business to coordinate reporting transactions of higher complexity.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Oversee the compliance of the financial statements of the Group with IFRS and local GAAPs.
  • Draft the accounting papers for all transactions.
  • Assist in the create of the accounting policy framework which will involve the Finance Leadership Team.  
  • Provide support to auditors and assist in the smooth running of the statutory audit process.
  • Assist in the preparation of certain disclosures in consolidated financial statements.
  • Work with the legal entity and product control teams to assess where transactions are being booked.
  • Assist with the automation of new entities and revenue streams.
  • Support firm wide M&A and corporate finance activity.
  • Assist with technical accounting research.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Group accounting policies.

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified accountant (1-year PQE or more)
  • Excellent understanding of IFRS
  • Excellent understand of how the accounting standards impacts the day-to-day accounting but also the end financial reporting.
  • Understand the distinction between the primary statements and the notes.
  • Proficient in other GAAP (FRS 102 in particular).
  • Decent understanding of financial markets (exchange traded derivatives, OTC derivatives, structured funding etc).
  • Decent understanding of system flows and experience with automation.


  • Consistently demonstrates and role models the desired values and behaviours as set out in the Company vision and values statements.
  • Takes ownership of processes & tasks.
  • May supervise day-to-day work of junior level employees but will not typically have formal management role.
  • Individual is expected to be subject area expert in one (or more) specific skill sets, business areas or products. Proven experience in designing and delivery of one or more specific daily or regular process.
  • May have external exposure as a representative of Company or as an industry expert.
  • Primary focus of role is on day-to-day deliverables, developing solutions based upon subject expertise and occasionally representing the relevant department at a broader level across the group.
  • Provision of professional support to the Management & Oversight of the efficient and effective delivery of all processes and projects within the relevant department and sub-departments.
  • Ensure effective delivery of processes and project deliverables to the business and broad Company group.

Conduct Rules

  • You must:
  • Act with integrity
  • Act with due skill, care and diligence
  • Be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators
  • Pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  • Observe proper standard of market conduct
  • Act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers

Marex is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the company.