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Due to a promotion within the team, our client a Financial Institution are searching for a Mandarin speaking Operations Officer.
The role is based in the Operations Department covering the processing, confirmations and settlement of Treasury, GBP clearing and Treasury transactions undertaken by the team. The successful applicant will be required to familiarise themselves with the Companys in house operational systems , its back office processes of products such as corporate loans payment, MM loans, Trade Finance Foreign Exchange , FX swap, IRS, Bonds, Repo etc. and be aware of the associated operational risks of all transactions. The candidate will be expected to undertake new tasks (following the appropriate training).
To take ownership of the processing of the daily trades and complete each transaction accurately and efficiently in accordance with the requirements of each product and the department s operational procedures.
Recognize and manage the operational risks involved in each type of transaction.
Resolve any differences discrepancies and mismatches in regard to all transaction material and their associated confirmations with the companys counterparties as soon as possible and report any outstanding issues to the appropriate person(s) in a timely manner
Correspondent banking/GBP clearing process payment s in an accurate and timely manner; take the initiative in conducting investigation as and when required.
Perform the loan administration functions for syndicated and bilateral loans such as processing interest received etc.
CDD/KYC collating the CDD documents for Financial Institutions and screening new customers using World check.
General Account Management Populate the core system with new accounts and/or customer data. Process incoming third party payments and populate the core system with remittance data to facilitate the creation of SWIFT payment messages
Treasury products processing and settlement include Inter bank loan/deposit,
Foreign Exchange / FX Swap, Bond settlement, Repo Reverse Repo, Interest & Cross-currency swaps. Follow through any mismatched trading information and take ownership of the investigation process to ensure the issues or concerns have been dealt with promptly.
Trade finance products, include LC/LG advising, LC/LG issuing, adding confirmation, checking documents, Risk Participation, forfeiting, factoring etc. Follow international practice and our procedures to ensure the transactions are dealt with in a timely manner.
Working as part of a team, coordinate with other team/department members to manage time and workload efficiently.
Back-office reporting, manage numerous reports for departmental and management information requirements, including recording and reporting same day payment requests and agreeing the end of day position with Treasury.
Filing,accurately file transaction documents and keep the achieving accordingly.
Take own initiative for self-development, complete daily work on time. Report to Head of Department before leaving the office of any outstanding issues.
At least one year of a continuous Payments, Trade Finance and/or Treasury Operations experience at a bank or financial institution (preferably all, but happy for either one).
SWIFT handling experience (MT103 / 202) is essential ? additional experience additional experience e.g. MT300/ 320/ 541/ 543/700/707/799 etc.
Understand and be familiar with UCP600, URDG and ISBP etc.
Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel user.
Excellent communication skills English/Mandarin are essential
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Economics/Finance/Accounting.
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