Accountant, Commodities & Marketing

SAF Group
Calgary (City), Alberta (CA)
Commensurate with Experience
May 22, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Passed CFA Level II
Employment Type
Full Time

SAF Group (“SAF”) is a Calgary based investment manager actively deploying capital in the energy, commodities, mining, and consumer products sector, with a focus on credit & equity structured investments. Since its formation in 2014, SAF has grown to approximately $2 billion in capital commitments and employs more than 20 people in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.

We are seeking an Accountant, Commodities & Marketing as a critical addition to our growing firm. Reporting to the SAF Group COO and the Commodities senior deal team, the ideal candidate will be a high energy individual with strong technical abilities and attention to detail.


  • Reporting daily risk positions on the SAF Commodities trade book(s)
  • Treasury, accounts receivable, and accounts payable process, oversight and reporting
  • Maintain cash flow forecasts and optimize foreign exchange, collateral, draws/repayments of external debt, and equity
  • Primary liaison between commercial, operations and accounts teams for cash management and reporting
  • Perform month end entries and bank reconciliations for multiple entities
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reporting requirements for multiple entities
  • Assist in the preparation of US GAAP quarterly and annual financial statements including notes to the financial statements and working with external auditors as necessary
  • Other ad hoc accounting tasks as required


The following qualifications are considered critical:

  • 3-5 years of accounting, commodities, and/or derivatives experience
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, reporting, etc.)
  • Completion or working towards an accounting or finance designation (CPA or CFA)
  • University degree in a business or accounting related field
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel™, PowerPoint™, and Word™;
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance and manage multiple time sensitive tasks simultaneously;
  • Above average work ethic, integrity, and motivation;
  • Working knowledge of a variety of financial reporting standards including ASPE, IFRS and US GAAP;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to be a team player.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop and Online
  • ETRM software experience (Allegro)

This is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic self-starter looking to build a career in a growing investment firm. The successful candidate will work in a challenging and fast paced environment which requires dedication, passion for industry, and an above average work ethic.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail a one-page resume and cover letter to indicating the position title (“Accountant, Commodities & Marketing”) in the subject line by June 15, 2019. We appreciate your interest in this position, however, only applicants selected to participate in the interview process will be notified.