Finance Analyst

THE FIRM

XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading company partnering with counterparties, exchanges, and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

At XTX Markets technology is our business and we are a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one where everyone is valued. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

THE ROLE

The key objectives of the role are to:

  • Drive strategic automation of finance processes across the XTX group; and
  • Help develop intelligent MI and analytical tools: building and leveraging a deep understanding of the firm’s business to help prepare insights to inform business decisions

This role is a Finance role first and foremost, as you will be a key member of the Finance team. However, the role has a fundamental focus on deploying technology solutions to improve the efficiency and quality of our finance processes & to deliver key analysis and insights

It requires you to take the lead on technology projects, business partnering with key stakeholders throughout the business.

Typical projects tend to follow these steps:

  • Gather Requirements: engage with key stakeholders to gain a deep conceptual understanding of the accounting objective / finance process / problem to solve
  • Source & Analyse Data: mine, manipulate, validate, and analyse the data
  • Develop & Deliver: Develop, test, and implement automated solution

This role will report directly to the Group Head of FP&A and Control and will be based in XTX Markets’ offices in Kings Cross, London

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with other members of the Finance team to understand existing processes and identify opportunities to improve and automate
  • Writing scripts to implement identified automation, typically using Python and SQL
  • Building prototype models for more complex processes and systems to test / proof the target design
  • Working with the XTX Core Development team to translate prototypes into code on the core technology stack
  • Contributing to delivery of financial accounting and reporting processes, with a sustained focus on ‘how we can use technology to improve processes’
  • Supporting and improving existing finance tools such as Power BI Dashboards and other MI tools
  • Contributing to the long-term technology strategy for Finance team where required, such as assessing and recommending whether we build a solution in-house or source it from a third-party
  • Demonstrating effectiveness of automated controls and processes, as part of internal or external audits

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Proficiency with at least one programming language (we use Python and Go most readily)
  • Strong SQL knowledge, ability to query and transform large datasets
  • Good conceptual understanding of technical accounting
  • Deep understanding of the mechanics and purpose of finance processes and reporting
  • Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
  • Strong academics with degree in subject demonstrating analytical thinking and technology skills
  • Financial Services experience (esp. in proprietary trading firm) preferable
  • Knowledge of a Machine Learning Framework would be desirable

BENEFITS

  • Hybrid working Options (min 3 days / week in office)
  • Onsite gym, sauna, and fitness classes at no charge
  • Extensive medical benefits including an on-site doctor and therapist at no charge
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Various supports for caregivers, including emergency dependent care
  • Beautiful Kings Cross office: https://vimeo.com/257888726
  • 25 days paid holiday per year + statutory holiday and paid sick days

CONTACT: careers@xtxmarkets.com