Proactive and results-oriented professional with over 5 years of experience, directly supporting commodities trading activities; Technical expert in the oversight of commodity pricing management across multiple asset classes globally, daily mark-to-market reporting and critical support to upstream/ downstream functions operating in OpenLink Endur , SRA Right Angle and Zema. Recognized for strong analytical skills in diagnosing and resolving critical market data and reporting issues to consistently accommodate market developments and industry best practice.
09/2015 - Current
Chevron - Houston, TXGlobal Risk Control - Compliance Analyst
Conduct counterparty due-diligence processes in scope of identifying high risk accounts opened and/or subject to conditional approval Accountable for caring out thorough KYC due diligence on prospective counterparties across various infrastructure groups: GSAT, PSAT, CSAT.
Perform on-going reviews and monitoring for existing counterparties targeting the risk ratings changes Responsible for detecting and investigating transactions/issues that present possible money laundering and/or terrorist finance risk - following processes for escalation and suspicious activity reporting Develop and maintain effective interaction and communication with business and functional stakeholders across multiple locations providing a timely response to issues and escalations Maintain a thorough and current understanding of the regulatory trading environment and actively participating in processes both internally and externally, to affect change beneficial to the firm Support the delivery of special projects within the Global Compliance space, as required.
09/2014 - 09/2015
Chevron - Houston, TXRisk EOD Analyst
Provided independent support services to Chevron Gas & Supply Trading (GSAT) organization by focusing on EOD functions of the Risk Control group Performed daily market data validation ensuring integrity and accuracy of forward and settle price imports into the trade capture system (Endur) Responsible for daily forward price load into Endur and risk simulations run which allows daily P&L calculation Liaised with Front Office and IT to resolve pricing discrepancies critical to the MTM reporting Conducted third party broker validation against trader marks across all Nat Gas traded indexes following SOX requirements; Enforce price corrections as driven market changes Carried out manual price calculations of LNG contracts in scope of facilitating accurate and timely invoicing of Gorgon transactions Provided interactive daily system support to global Nat Gas & LNG trading infrastructure including the sign off and initiation of EOD process run Overseen master data additions, testing and maintenance targeting configuration of new traded indexes and portfolios which requires high-level knowledge of system complexities Independently evaluated and monitor proper segregation of duties within Endur via ownership of securities control and carry out system access quarterly reviews ensuring compliance to SOX policies Performed required system configuration changes, testing and trade data corrections impacting various global work streams in the UK, Canada, and Singapore regions.
Participated periodically in the in the special projects which required cooperative interaction of cross functional teams and fundamental understanding of business needs Supported regional and global process standardization initiatives by working directly with vendors to identify ways of market data cost reduction.
03/2012 - 09/2014
Barclays Bank - Houston, TXGlobal Infrastructure Middle Office - Lead Analyst
Ensured integrity and accuracy of price application globally to a large amount of daily physical and financial exchange positions covering a wide variety of products: crude oil, natural gas, NGL / LPG products, electricity, metals, coal, agricultural, petrochemical and structured products Reported day-to-day deal level MTM highlighting physical and financial assets at risk to management Provided backup support to trading and scheduling desk in the verification process of new trades, associated templates, pricing and volume discrepancies Carried out investigations ,analyzed in scope internal variances, and provided transactional support to front, middle and back office operations ensuring accurate data reconciliations among trade capture system and general ledger Handled regional coverage in a problem solving capacity of risk and control processes such as daily market data incompletion, trade miss-valuation, IT issues, complexities of calculations Managed daily market data centralized processes, and participate in special project work and reporting function supporting dual business regions UK and USA Owned and report monthly relevant metrics substantial to management decision making as well as regulatory reporting changes in connection to Dodd Frank; maintained and ensured compliance of 150 global business processes against dynamic regulatory changes Possessing the ability to apply correlated knowledge among several operating systems within commodities world such as Open Link Endur, Solarc Right Angle (SRA), Thomson Reuters, Morning Start (LIM), Bloomberg, ICE, and E-Confirm Successfully planned and executed offshore relocation of all commodities pricing functions between Houston, New York and London as part of the cost reduction and staff attrition exercise.
02/2011 - 03/2012
US Commodities Operations Barclays Capital - Houston, TXSettlements Manager
Managed the daily business processes for the Financial Derivatives Settlements Team; related to all financial commodities trading transactions, payments and reporting functions Supervised and fully trained a number of 2 individuals Responsible of the front to back settlement process for approximate 800 Energy & Metals settlements on monthly basis; including price and volume research and reconciliations; trade verifications; escalations of discrepancies to upper management and front office Authorized all cash payments setup by analysts for financial and physical settlements Performed daily reconciliations and remediation of breaks between trading and accounting system Expert of understanding and clearing Asset at Risk items - critical to Product Control monthly evolutions as well as highly management financial decisions; reporting daily deficit balance Directly answered to Internal Audit requests a well as assisted Senior Management with high volumes of required deliverable during FED Audit process Interviewed and actively participated in the hiring process and played an instrumental role in training a group of 10 individuals with the settlements area of the Houston office Delivered confident and authoritative approach in a manner that resulted in performing feedback from staff Provided exceptional service to most valuable firm's clients on consistent basis and through various mediums Demonstrated skillful communication in working closely with internal business groups such as: Product Control, Trade Support, Confirmations, Settlements, Pricing Prepared risk and control reports on weekly and monthly basis reporting into senior management.
08/2009 - 02/2011
Barclays Capital - Houston, TXSettlements Analyst
Performed the settlement and control functions for financial trades of various commodities such as power, oil and gas (both Exchange and OTC).
Liaised with a large variety of client base, front office, stock exchanges, brokers and confirmations on daily basis and worked closely with traders and scheduling desk personnel to ensure timely and accurate settlements.
Ensured system and processes continuity as well as alignment to market development and industry best practice.
Participated in the continued roll out systems, processes and financial products as required by the business development team and delivered client services under pressure and tight deadlines.
University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of BusinessHouston, TexasBachelor of Business Administration: FinanceFinance
Financed 95% of educational expenses through continuous employment and scholarships
*Earned Certificate of Corporate Entrepreneurship
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