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Senior Financial Accountant


Optiver is a leading global proprietary trading firm. We provide the most up-to-date and competitive prices to anyone wanting to buy or sell financial instruments. Achieving this requires excellence in everything we do. We constantly look for opportunities to advance and improve our pricing, trade execution, and risk management. This rigorous approach helps us realize our mission each and every day: improve the market

We have a performance-driven culture and continually strive for enhanced knowledge, innovative problem solving and streamlined systems and processes.  We are passionate about creating value for the business and supporting the continued success of Optiver. We believe in people with ideas who challenge the status quo and want to help you reach your potential.



Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will complement team by:

  • Supporting Finance Manager and team to achieve an accurate and efficient month end close, including task management, multi-entity trial balance review and commentary
  • Contribute to an accurate and efficient month end close, including performing trial balance review and commentary
  • Preparation of day-to-day accounting entries, calculations and journal entries
  • Oversee accounts payable function, including supporting financial accountant, involvement in further automation activities (processing and payments), reviewing payments and driving improved policy and process
  • Coaching financial accountants (including accounts payable, fixed asset reporting and other general areas)
  • Preparing technical papers or accounting policies on various areas, supporting team on technical aspects
  • Ensuring compliance with the risk and control framework. Partnering with Controls Assurance team to test and strengthen controls and documentation
  • Applying best practice to preparation of the annual financial statements, for multiple entities, on a standalone and group consolidated basis
  • Preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations. Investigating accounting issues or transactional anomalies



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce or Business
  • 6 -8+ years’ experience in financial control role and/ or audit background
  • CA/CPA qualified or international equivalent
  • Keen Interest in technical accounting, and demonstrated experience in advisory and practical application
  • Demonstrated experience in process and system improvements, including technology change initiatives
  • Hands-on experience in leading the financial statements preparation process
  • Ability to manage finance processes including timetables, registers, and dash boards
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, with ability to package information clearly and concisely
  • Strong business acumen, commercial judgement and stakeholder management skills.
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Experience with accounting systems (NetSuite experience is a plus)
  • Desire to keep learning and to grow within the role



We believe in people with ideas who challenge the status quo and want to help you reach your potential. We have an extensive list of amazing benefits, designed to keep our employees happy and healthy while they work. You will get the support and tools to develop your skills on the job so that you feel empowered to be at your best. Benefits include breakfast and lunch facilities, training opportunities, gym membership and many more.