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Trade Finance Officer - Midlands
Job type: Permanent

20-22k plus banking benefits
Our client, a Corporate Bank is looking for a Trade Finance Office to work in their operations department. Trade Finance is a very diverse and interesting department of the bank as it caters for the financing of transactions for importers and exporters from all over the world for a multitude of products such as Oil, Pharmaceuticals, Foodstuffs, Technology and even Motorcycles. Financing is offered through a variety of means including: letters of credit, bills for collection and guarantees. Your day-to-day responsibilities: This role will be responsible for the administration of all operational aspects of trade finance products. You will also: Assist with the resolution of corporate customers’ queries and concerns, as well as liaising with and providing advice to internal Corporate Relationship Managers. Develop your knowledge and compliance of rules and procedures with regards to country sanctions and money laundering (?know your customer’) for example. Support colleagues that are transacting with other bank’s (SWIFT) and maintaining good banking relationships. Assist with foreign and sterling payments (CHAPS), account reconciliation and monitoring currency risk. Issuing, advising, documents checking, payments, amendments, Guarantees, Standby Letters of Credit etc. in accordance with regulations and customer requirements whilst adhering to strict deadlines. Administration of all operational aspects of trade finance products. Assist with the resolution of corporate customers’ queries and concerns, as well as liaising with and providing advice to internal Corporate Relationship Managers. Develop the knowledge and compliance of rules and procedures with regards to country sanctions and money laundering (?know your customer’) for example. Support colleagues that are transacting with other bank’s (SWIFT) and maintaining good banking relationships. Assist with foreign and sterling payments (CHAPS), account reconciliation and monitoring currency risk. Person/Experience required: Technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, payments, documents checking, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit. CDCS qualification (Preferably) Relevant experience in specialism (trade finance) - The aptitude to take on board technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit. (Issuing, amending, maintaining and cancelling of both domestic and foreign Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit, in accordance with regulations and customer requirements whilst adhering to strict deadlines.) Key Skills required: Keen eye for detail Accurate and timely data inputting and administration Ability to work to strict deadlines Self-motivation and good attitude to work Meticulous and good team player Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Knowledge of Loan IQ and Swift Alliance would be an advantage. Previous financial services experience would be beneficial. If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV to cv@bhal.co.uk
Ref: SO16038 Location: Midlands

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