Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.

As Staff Accountant, you will have an opportunity to rapidly develop your accounting and analysis skills in a fast-paced and technology-driven environment that is made of up a diverse set of trading businesses and other private investments.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Perform daily General Ledger functions such as cash and trading account reconciliation, booking depreciation, and income and expense accruals to support month-end close
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements in accordance with UK and Dutch GAAP
  • Respond to requests from regulators and external auditors
  • Maintain high level of data integrity of financial information amongst complex accounting and back office systems
  • Analyze detailed trade information and reconcile data between internal trade systems and external statements Participate in month-end close process over several legal entities
  • Lead ad-hoc projects and create ad-hoc reports as needed

What you’ll need for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance required; Professional Accountancy Qualification preferred
  • Strong experience creating reports in Excel
  • Previous experience working with Great Plains or other accounting software preferred
  • Strong knowledge of UK and Dutch GAAP
  • Strong organization skills and detail orientation
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and effectively manage changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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