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Trading Compliance Analyst

Reference: 20479


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

27 October, 2022

Trading Compliance Analyst


Abacus Group are working with a leading utilities company to recruit for a Trading Compliance Analyst to join the Belfast team. You will be joining a leader in their field who, due to their innovative service to thousands of customers has led to them being named as one of Ireland’s Top 50 firms.


  • Career development
  • On site car parking
  • Bonus
  • Health cash plan


The successful candidate will support the Back-Office Compliance Manager in managing compliance activity across the business. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the business by ensuring that retail activities and trading is carried out in an efficient, controlled, and risk-free manner and that all relevant policy and procedures are complied with. The individual will get to learn and understand new market arrangements associated with I-SEM to support the operational and commercial decisions associated with participating in the market. The successful candidate should be a highly motivated individual who enjoys working within a fast-paced team environment and has the capacity to manage a varied workload.

Your duties include:

  • Support Back Office Compliance functions
  • Chair the Retail Risk Committee
  • Co-ordinate the (Retail) Compliance function
  • Maintain and update the compliance and monitoring programme for the (Retail) business
  • Assist in the review and update of policies and procedures for relevant offices
  • Identify potential areas of risk exposure and recommend corrective action
  • Ensure adequate breach reporting is in place throughout the (Retail) Business
  • Report updates of Compliance activity to the Risk Management Committee
  • Ensuring FO (Retail) trades are transacted and recorded in line with policy
  • Monitor trader limits
  • Assist with the monitoring of customer credit
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a suite of risk reports
  • Confirm front office deals including gas, carbon, and power – ensuring that trades are transacted and recorded in line with policy
  • Ensure compliance with European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)
  • Ensure trades are reported accurately and within defined timelines to the relevant trade repositories
  • Report on KPIs
  • Ensure risk mitigation techniques are in place and reviewed regularly


  • Previous experience of working within a trading / settlement environment
  • Previous experience of updating or working with policies and procedures
  • Excellent numeric and analytic skills with the ability to present findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficient in the use of Excel
  • Strong problem-solving skills with emphasis on attention to detail.

Primary Contact:

  • Nicky Strutt 

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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